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FY 2007 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-07-015
Posting on Grants.gov: March 15, 2007
Receipt date: May 1, 2007
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 1, 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 Mental Health Services announces the availability of funds for fiscal year (FY) 2007 to expand/enhance grant activities funded under the Linking Adolescents at Risk for Suicide to Mental Health FY 2005 grant announcement.

The purpose of these program supplements is to expand and enhance activities established under the initial grant. These activities include the evaluation of existing voluntary school-based practices that focus on identifying high school youth at risk for suicide or suicide attempts, the processes by which these youth are referred to appropriate mental health treatment and/or other services, and the outcomes of these processes. Comprehensive evaluation of these elements is expected to strengthen the evidence base of the programs so they will move toward readiness for review by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices (NREPP). In addition, these supplements will enable grantees to investigate two key issues that are essential to implementing suicide prevention programs in schools:

  • Engagement of youth, parents/legal guardians/other caregivers in the overall suicide prevention program; and
  • Schools’ organizational and contextual factors that impact the delivery and evaluation of the suicide prevention practice.

Adolescents at Risk Supplements are 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

Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to the entities specified in the cover letter. Eligibility is limited because in working on the activities in the FY 2005 grant program, these entities have made substantial progress (and identified significant challenges) in the evaluation of existing voluntary school-based suicide practices that focus on identifying high school youth at risk for suicide or suicide attempts, the processes by which these youth are referred to appropriate mental health treatment and/or other services, and the outcomes of these processes. They are in the best position to enhance these evaluations and to investigate the school context in which the practice is implemented and how best to engage parents/legal guardians/other caregivers. It would not be possible for other entities to carry out the activities of this grant announcement without having accomplished the activities the eligible applicants have accomplished.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1,858,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 8 awards
Anticipated Award Amount:

not to exceed $232,250

Length of Project Period: One year

The estimated funding available is $1,858,000. Support for individual projects funded under this announcement is not to exceed $232,250 for this one-year supplemental program. This amount includes both direct and indirect costs. Proposed budgets cannot exceed the allowable amount. It is expected that approximately 8 projects will be funded.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Cynthia K. Hansen, Ph.D.
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1132
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1869
cynthia.hansen@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-07-015

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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