FY 2007 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-07-004
Posting on Grants.gov: January 25, 2007
Receipt date: March 27, 2007
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by March 27, 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, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2007 for Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants for Jail Diversion Programs.  The purpose of this program is to promote the transformation of systems to improve services for justice-involved adults with mental illness.   In 2002 the President created the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health to study the mental health service delivery system and to make recommendations for improving this system. Recommendations of this commission are provided in the 2003 final report.  SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services is charged as the lead government agency to implement the goals and recommendations of the New Freedom Commission Report.  One of the recommendations from the report was for widespread adoption of adult criminal justice diversion and re-entry strategies to avoid the unnecessary criminalization and extended incarceration of non-violent adult offenders with mental illnesses.  The TCE Grants for Jail Diversion Program provides communities the opportunity to address this key recommendation. 

Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants for Jail Diversion Programs is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs.  SAMHSA’s services grants are designed to address gaps in substance abuse and mental health services and/or to increase the ability of States, units of local government, American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, and community- and faith-based organizations to help specific populations or geographic areas with serious, emerging mental health and substance abuse problems.  SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award.  Service delivery should begin by the 8th month of the project or upon completion of the planning phase.  

The TCE Grants for Jail Diversion Program are authorized under Section 520G of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus areas 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders) and 26 (Substance Abuse). 

Eligibility

As specified by the Public Health Service Act Section 520G, eligibility to apply for the TCE Grants for Jail Diversion is limited to the chief executive of a State, political subdivisions of States, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, and federally recognized AI/AN tribes acting through agreements with other public and nonprofit entities to develop and implement programs to divert individuals with a mental illness from the criminal justice system to community-based services.  Thus, all applications must be signed by the chief executive of their State, political subdivision of State, AI/AN tribe or tribal organization, or the AI/AN federally recognized tribe.  Examples include:

  • State governor;
  • County executive;
  • City mayor; or
  • Tribal leader.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $723,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 2 awards
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $361,500

Length of Project Period: Up to 3 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $361,500 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 Morrissette, DSW
Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1010
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1912
david.morrissette@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. SM-07-004

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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