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Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information Related to Mental and Substance Use Disorders

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Short Title: CoE-PHI
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-18-021

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Application Due Date: Friday, August 17, 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.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Protected Health Information Related to Mental and Substance Use Disorders. Short Title: CoE-PHI).  The purpose of this program is to establish one National Center of Excellence to develop and disseminate training, technical assistance, and educational resources for healthcare practitioners, families, individuals, states, and communities on various privacy laws and regulations as they relate to information about mental and substance use disorders.  These include:  the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2.  The Center will also address the intersection of these laws and regulations with other privacy laws such as the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Although necessary for the protection of individuals, privacy regulations and laws are often complex and not easily interpreted. These regulations often create confusion for both practitioners and those seeking/receiving treatment. In many cases, these regulations are interpreted too stringently such that critical information from families, individuals or other healthcare practitioners is withheld leading to potential negative consequences. This project aims to address the complexity of these regulations through providing easily understood resources and training materials to simplify the interpretation and implementation of these regulations.



Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 1

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,000,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,000,000 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.

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