Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

Short Title: 
GBHI
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-17-009
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Application Due Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Short Title: GBHI). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.

Eligibility

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

  • Local governments;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations (UIO), 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.

UIO (as identified by the Office of Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts) means 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 25 U.S.C. 1653(a).  UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.

SAMHSA seeks to further expand the impact and geographical distribution of its targeted homeless programs.  Therefore, grantees awarded in FY 2015 for Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH) and FY 2016 and FY 2017 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) are not eligible to apply.  Additionally, the statutory authority for this program states that these grants must be made to community-based public and private non-profit entities.  Therefore, states are not eligible to apply.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$9,506,438
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 24
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $400,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $400,000 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.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Valerie Tarantino, LCSW-C
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of States and Community Assistance
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1745
Valerie.tarantino@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1412
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov

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: 12/03/2018