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Short Title: PCSS-Universities
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-21-003

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021

Application Due Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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) 2021 Provider’s Clinical Support System – Universities (Short Title: PCSS-Universities) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT through ensuring the education and training of students in the medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner fields. This program’s focus is to ensure students fulfill the training requirements needed to obtain a DATA waiver to prescribe MAT in office-based settings.

The desired outcomes include:

  1. an increase in the number of individuals completing the training requirements for the DATA waiver;
  2. an increase the number of individuals with a DATA waiver; and
  3. an ultimate increase in those prescribing.


Eligible applicants are medical schools, physician assistant schools, and schools of nursing (programs for nurse practitioners).

PCSS-Universities recipients that received an award in FY 2019 under announcement TI-19-011 are not eligible to apply for this program.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $5,467,389

Anticipated Number of Awards: 36 awards

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $150,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $150,000 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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