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FY 2007 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-07-002
Posting on Grants.gov: December 19, 2006
Receipt date: February 28, 2007
Announcement Type: Initial

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No
.: 93.243

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by February 28, 2007.

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Letters from 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) announces the availability of FY 2007 funds for grants to deliver peer-to-peer recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.  Successful applicants will provide peer-to-peer recovery support services that are responsive to community needs and strengths, and will carry out a performance assessment of these services.

Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) grants are authorized under section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse).

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example, State and local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations may apply.  The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Consortia comprised of various types of eligible organizations are permitted; however, a single organization representing the consortium must be the applicant, the recipient of any award, and the entity responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

All applicants, including single organizations and consortia, must clearly indicate in their project narrative (in Section A, Statement of Need) as well as in the RCO/FO Designation and Statement of Assurance in Appendix J whether they are applying for a grant as a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) or Facilitating Organization (FO).  All applicants must make this designation in order for the application to be reviewed and considered for an award. 

RCSP grantees in the 1998 and 2001 cohorts and those in the 2003 cohort (whose current awards are ending September 29, 2007) may apply for this program.  RCSP grantees in the 2004 and 2006 cohorts are ineligible for this program.

 

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2.9 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 8 awards
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $350,000

Length of Project Period: Up to 4 years

Out of the $2.9 million available, SAMHSA/CSAT plans to set aside approximately $1.45 million to fund up to 4 RCOs (as defined in Section I-2.5, entitled “Types of Peer Service Organizations”).

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $350,000 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, and timely submission of required data and reports.

This program is being announced prior to the appropriation for FY 2007 for SAMHSA’s programs, with funding estimates based on the President’s budget request for FY 2007.  Applications are invited based on the assumption that sufficient funds will be appropriated for FY 2007 to permit funding of a reasonable number of applications solicited.  All applicants are reminded, however, that we cannot guarantee that sufficient funds will be appropriated to permit SAMHSA to fund any applications.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Marsha Baker
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 5-1124
Rockville, MD  20857
(240) 276-1566
marsha.baker@samhsa.hhs.gov  

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Kimberly Pendleton
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1097
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1421
kimberly.pendleton@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

Applications that are not submitted on the required application form will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Download the complete Announcement No. TI-07-002

MS Word Format Download RFA in MS Word format
PDF Format Download RFA in Adobe PDF format

You must respond to the requirements in the RFA in preparing your application.

PHS 5161-1 (revised July 2000): Includes the face page, budget forms and checklist. Applications that are not submitted on the required application form will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

Last updated: 12/12/2007