This page contains training announcements and resources for SAMHSA applicants and grantees on accessing and utilizing the eRA online interface to share administrative grant management information with SAMHSA federal staff.
SAMHSA periodically presents live webinar trainings in coordination with NIH eRA for applicants and grant recipients on important topics such as how to apply to a funding opportunity, how to respond to Terms and Conditions in a Notice of Award, how to submit Post Award Amendments and Federal Financial Reports (FFR) for Discretionary Grants, and how to use eRA Commons features, such as initiating correspondence which is automatically added to the official grant file.
Live trainings are announced on this page and related pages within the SAMHSA grants website. Grantees are also notified via email. Webinar presentations are also posted, as are guidance materials such as videos and reference sheets.
Webinar Trainings Schedule
Throughout 2021, SAMHSA will be offering webinars that provide grantees with specific information about how to effectively manage and maintain proper oversight of their grants. View the 2021 Webinar Trainings Schedule (PDF | 116 KB).
To receive information on how to access the webinars contact GPOtraining@samhsa.hhs.gov.
For information on upcoming events Subscribe to SAMHSA’s Newsletter.
Applying for a Grant
A manual is available for applicants: Developing a Competitive SAMHSA Grant Application (PDF | 1 MB).
This manual will provide applicants with valuable information about how to prepare a strong grant application.
Three webinars are scheduled in August, September, and October 2021 (PDF | 157 KB) to highlight valuable information in the manual.
SAMHSA periodically presents a training webinar for prospective applicants interested in applying to FY 2021 grant programs. The webinar provides information on how to submit applications to SAMHSA using NIH’s eRA System, including application and registration processes, requirements and validations, and the post-submission process. Please find links to a recording and a PDF of the presentation below.
Presenter comments are viewable by hovering over the bubble in the upper left corner of the page.
For more information go to Applying for a New SAMHSA Grant on the SAMHSA Grants website.
Reference Materials for eRA Commons Accounts
The following reference materials provide guidance for applicants and grantees to understand Commons account roles and how to add or update accounts.
eRA Commons Roles Matrix and Descriptions for SAMHSA (PDF | 180 KB)
Managing Commons User Accounts Add or Remove Role or Unaffiliate (PDF | 374 KB)
Editing Your Commons Personal Profile (PDF | 397 KB)
Commons BO Role Changes on SAMHSA Grant Record (PDF | 269 KB)
Grant Management Reference Materials for Grantees
Read the Video Transcript (PDF | 97 KB).
For more information go to Terms and Conditions on the SAMHSA Grants Management page.
Read the Video Transcript (PDF | 45 KB).
For more information go to Post-Award Reporting Requirements Annual Federal Financial Report on the SAMHSA Grants Management page.
Read the Video Transcript (PDF | 80 KB).
For more information go to Continuations Grants on the SAMHSA Grants Management page.
The purpose of this video is to show SAMHSA grantees how to initiate a post award amendment application within the eRA Commons system, how to fill out or access in-progress applications, how to submit their applications, and how to track their submitted applications.
Read the Video Transcript (PDF | 91 KB).
For more information go to Post Award Amendments on the SAMHSA Grants Management page.
The purpose of this video is to provide a guide for grantees on how to respond to Requests for Additional Materials, or RAMs, that SAMHSA may initiate on Post Award Amendment applications or Continuation applications.
Read the Video Transcript (PDF | 94 KB).
Read the Video Transcript (PDF | 65 KB).
Grantee Closeout Reference Sheet for FPR and TPPR (PDF | 659 KB): Guidance on how to submit the Final Progress Report (FPR) and the Tangible Personal Property Report (TPPR) in the eRA system.
For more information go to Closeout on the SAMHSA Grants Management page.
SAMHSA Grant-Related Contact Information
Grant Announcement Questions?
Contact the person(s) listed under "Agency Contact" in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Problems Submitting Your Application on Grants.gov?
Contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Grants Questions?
Call SAMHSA's Division of Grants Management at 240-276-1400
eRA Commons Technical Questions?
Contact the eRA Service Desk
Submit a Web Ticket (preferred method of contact)
Phone: 301-402-7469 (Press 6 for SAMHSA Grantees)
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST (closed on federal holidays)