Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

Short Title: 
SBIRT
Modified Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-18-007
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Friday, December 22, 2017
Application Due Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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) 2018 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 adolescents and adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, etc.) 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 and 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 policy changes that increase treatment access in generalist and specialist practice.

The populations of focus are adults and adolescents seeking medical attention and intervention services in primary care and other community health settings (e.g., private non-profit health care or behavioral health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers).  These grants support clinically appropriate services for persons at risk (asymptomatic) for SUD, as well as those diagnosed with SUD.

Eligibility

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

  • State governments through the immediate office of the Single State Authority (SSA) or Director of the Health Department (or equivalent agency) in states, the District of Columbia and the following territories:  Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.
  • The highest-ranking official and/or the duly authorized federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
  • Public and private non-profit health care or behavioral health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers.  (Note:  For community health or behavioral health centers, the highest office of a Director or Chief Executive Officer must be the applicant.)  Preference is for systems with integrated specialty treatment care or the ability to establish integrated care mechanisms.

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.

Urban Indian Organization (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 503(a) of 25 U .S.C. § 1603. UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.

These organizations have the necessary infrastructure to provide the resources needed to implement SBIRT program activities across the state/tribes and territories/primary care and community health settings, or portions thereof.  FY 2016 SBIRT recipients funded under announcement TI-16-007 are not eligible to apply for this program.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$7,960,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 8
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $995,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $995,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, recipient 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 2018 appropriation.  Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.  

Contact Information
Program Issues

Reed Forman
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Service Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-2416
Reed.Forman@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

Last Updated: 01/24/2018