FY 2007 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-07-009
Posting on Grants.gov: March 16, 2007
Receipt date: May 2, 2007
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 2, 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 a Cooperative Agreement for Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines.  The purpose of this program is to manage, enhance, and strengthen the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), a system of toll-free telephone numbers that routes calls from anywhere in the United States to a network of certified local crisis centers that can link callers to local emergency, mental health, and social service resources.  The technology permits calls to be directed immediately to a suicide prevention worker who is geographically closest to the caller.

The Cooperative Agreement for Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines program is one of SAMHSA’s infrastructure programs.

SAMHSA’s Infrastructure Grants support an array of activities to help the grantee build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health services.  SAMHSA recognizes that each applicant will start from a unique point in developing infrastructure and will serve populations/communities with specific needs.  The awardee may pursue diverse strategies and methods to achieve its infrastructure development and capacity expansion goals.  The successful applicant will provide a coherent and detailed conceptual “roadmap” of the process by which it has assessed or intends to assess service system needs and plans/implements infrastructure development strategies that meet those needs.  The plan put forward in the grant application must show the linkages among needs, the proposed infrastructure development strategy, and increased system capacity that will enhance and sustain effective programs and services.

The Cooperative Agreement for Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines is authorized under Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders).

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.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2.8 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $2.88 million

Length of Project Period: Up to 5 year

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $2.88 million 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.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Richard McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Special Advisor, Suicide Prevention
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 6-1105
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1873
richard.mckeon@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-07-009

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

ADDENDUMS (added 4/6/07)

Powerpoint Format SAMHSA Call Routing Technology Read-out
PDF Format SAMHSA Call Routing Technology Read-out

PDF Format Lifeline’s Suicide Risk Assessment Standards

MS Word Format Summary Prepared for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network
PDF Format Summary Prepared for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network

If you are unable to access information in any of the documents presented above, please contact Richard McKeon at (240) 276-1873 to arrange for the requested information to be sent to you.

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