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Training Events, Webinars, and Reference Materials for SAMHSA Grant Applicants and Grantees


SAMHSA periodically presents live webinar trainings in coordination with NIH eRA for applicants and grant recipients. Live trainings are announced on this page and related pages within the SAMHSA grants website. Grantees are notified via email and webinar presentations are posted, as are guidance materials such as videos and reference sheets.

The following reference materials and videos provide guidance for applicants and grantees:

How to Apply for a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Information on how to submit applications using NIH’s eRA System, including the registration process, requirements and validations, and the post-submission process.

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How to Respond to Terms and Conditions in the Notice of Award

A brief overview of the Terms and Conditions in eRA Commons, and how to respond to tracked terms and conditions listed in your Notice of Award. 

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Completing the Annual Federal Financial Report (FFR) (SF-425)

The basic functionality for completing and submitting an Annual Federal Financial Report (FFR) in eRA Commons.

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How to Apply for Continuing Funding

How to submit a non-competing continuation and respond to additional materials requested during the review.

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How to Submit a Post Award Amendment for Discretionary Grants

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 applications, and how to track submitted applications.

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How to Respond to a SAMHSA Request for Additional Materials

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.

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How to Initiate and Respond to eRA Messages

A reference for SAMHSA grantees on what two-way correspondence is and how they can use it.

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eRA Grants Contact

Need Help? Contact Us

Budget and grant-specific questions: Contact your assigned Grants Management Specialist (GMS)

Program-related questions: Contact your assigned Grants Project Officer (GPO)

General questions: Call SAMHSA's Division of Grants Management at 240-276-1400

Submitting applications questions: Contact the Helpdesk at

Technical questions: Contact the eRA Service Desk

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Last Updated: 04/24/2023
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