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SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $500,000 for the Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health (HBCU-CFE) totaling up to $500,000 for one year.

The purpose of this program is to continue to enhance the effort to network the 105 HBCUs throughout the United States to promote behavioral health, expand campus service capacity, and facilitate workforce development.

SAMHSA expects to fund up to one grantee with up to $500,000 for up to one year. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: The 105 nationally recognized Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or a consortium of HBCUs with a lead college/university as the applicant.

HOW TO APPLY: You must go to both http://www.grants.gov and the SAMHSA website http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/applying to download the required documents you will need to apply for this SAMHSA grant.

Applications must be submitted through http://www.grants.gov. Please refer to PART II, Section I-1 and Section II-1 of the FOA for registration requirements.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please see PART I, Section IV of the FOA for application and submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Shannon Taitt at (240) 276-1691 or shannon.taitt@samhsa.hhs.gov or Alexia Blyther at (240) 276-2254 or alexia.blyther@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Applicants seeking information on grants management issues can contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or Eileen.Bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov .

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

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