Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

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Modified Announcement

The list of entities that are not eligible to apply for this grant has been corrected.  Please see the grantee cohorts on page 21 of the FOA that are not eligible to apply, and the list of states, tribal organizations, and territories that are not eligible in Appendix V. The application due date has been extended to March 2, 2016.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
Posted on 
Friday, December 18, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): 
Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: 
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grants. The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for adults in primary care and community health settings for substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD).  This program is designed to expand/enhance the state and tribal continuum of care for SUD services and reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) consumption, reduce its negative health impact, increase abstinence, reduce costly health care utilization and promote sustainability, and the integration of behavioral health and primary care services through the use of health information technology (HIT).  It also seeks to identify and sustain systems and policy changes to increase access to treatment in generalist and specialist settings and increase the number of individuals accessing services through technological means. 


Eligible applicants are:

  • State governments through the immediate office of the Single State Authority (SSA); or Director of the Health Department (or equivalent agency) in the states, territories, and District of Columbia.
  • The highest ranking official and/or the duly authorized official of federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations. 

Tribal organization means the federally-recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities.  Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.  A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements. 

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 8
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $1,658,375 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,658,375 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Reed Forman
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1095
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-2416

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412

Application Materials

You must respond to the requirements in both the FOA PART I and PART II when preparing your application.

Useful Information for Applicants

Last Updated: 01/19/2016