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FY 2007 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-07-004
Posting on December 27, 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 is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2007 funds for grants to enhance and expand substance abuse treatment and/or outreach and pretreatment services in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services in African American, Latino/Hispanic, and/or other racial or ethnic communities highly affected by the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

The latest reported AIDS rates (CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 2004, Vol. 16) are higher among African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos than other population groups in the United States.  A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control found that AIDS rates surpass 72.1 per 100,000 for non-Hispanic Black, 25.0 per 100,000 for Hispanic, 4.4 per 100,000 for Asian/Pacific Islander and 9.9 per 100,000 for American Indian/Alaska Native adults and adolescents (HIV/AIDS Surveillance Supplemental Report 2006, Vol. 12, No. 1).  In addition, the minority AIDS rate is also greater than 20 per 100,000 in all 51 Eligible Metropolitan Areas (Ryan White Title I grantees).  Therefore, funding will be directed to activities designed to improve the delivery of services to racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, including the 51 Eligible Metropolitan Areas identified as Ryan White Title I eligible. 

SAMHSA/CSAT encourages applications from organizations that serve racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic (i.e., African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos and other racial/ethnic minorities), based on the most recent estimated living AIDS cases, HIV infections and AIDS mortality among racial and ethnic minorities as reported by CDC.

SAMHSA/CSAT encourages applications from organizations whose board of directors, key staff and management have demonstrated experience serving minority communities and documented linkages to those populations. They should also be situated in close geographic proximity to the targeted populations.

SAMHSA/CSAT encourages applications from substance abuse treatment programs and HIV/AIDS service organizations that have a proven record of reaching and serving hardcore, chronic drug users and their sex/needle-sharing partner(s) and facilitating their entry into substance abuse treatment, and who also demonstrate their success in referral, engagement and retention beyond substance abuse treatment.

SAMHSA/CSAT is interested in applications submitted by organizations that have demonstrated ties to grassroots/community-based organizations that are deeply rooted in the culture of the targeted community.
Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services (TCE/HIV) 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).

SAMHSA’s Services Grants are designed to address gaps in substance abuse services and/or to increase the ability of States, units of local government, federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, and community- and faith-based organizations to help specific populations or geographic areas with serious, emerging substance abuse problems.  SAMHSA intends that its Services Grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible and no later than 4 months after award. 


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. TCE/HIV grantees in the FY2003 and FY2006 cohorts are ineligible for this program.


Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $32.1 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 65 awards
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $500,000 for treatment services
Up to $400,000 for outreach and pre-treatment services

Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $500,000 ($400,000 for outreach and pretreatment services only) 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:

David C. Thompson
Division of Service Improvement
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1007
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1623  

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

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-07-004

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