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Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Cooperative Agreement

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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-17-005

Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Application Due Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

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) 2017 Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) Cooperative Agreements. The purpose of this program is to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services. This is done by accelerating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based and promising SUD treatment and recovery-oriented practices and services; heightening the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of people with substance use or other co-occurring health disorders; and fostering regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, funders, and the recovery community. The ATTC Network grantees will work directly with SAMHSA and amongst themselves on activities aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of treatment and recovery, as well as work directly with providers of clinical and recovery services, and others that influence the delivery of services, to improve the quality of workforce training and service delivery. As part of this work, the ATTC program will also support Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) to develop their workforce capacity. The desired outcome of the ATTC program is to increase the capacity of specialized behavioral and primary healthcare providers to provide high quality, effective services for clients with SUD and co-occurring disorders.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

  • State and local governments;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs), and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations;
  • Public or private universities and colleges; and
  • Community- and faith-based organizations.

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs 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 AI/ANs 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.

An UIO (as identified by the Office of Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts) is defined as a non-profit corporate body situated in an urban center governed by an urban Indian-controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested individuals and groups, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 503(a) of 25 U .S.C. § 1653. UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.

While any eligible organization may apply for any of the 11 ATTC Centers, a separate application must be submitted for each type of ATTC (ATTC National Coordinating Office and ATTC Regional Center). Each organization may submit only one application per type of ATTC. The maximum number of applications SAMHSA will review for any organization is two (2). Each applicant organization may receive only one (1) award. If an applicant submits two high scoring applications, award decisions will be made in the following priority order: 1) ATTC National Coordinating Office; and 2) ATTC Regional Centers. Only one ATTC Regional Center award will be made per region (See Appendix C).

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $8.92 million

Anticipated Number of Awards: 11

Anticipated Award Amount: ATTC National Coordinating Office: up to $1,175,294 (With $400,000 specific for OTPs); ATTC Regional Centers: up to $775,294; (See Appendix C)

Length of Project: Up to five (5) years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the estimated award amounts listed above 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.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2017 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

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