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FY 2008 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE)
Grant Program

(Initial Announcement)

 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-08-008
Posting on Grants.gov: January 16, 2008
Receipt date: March 28, 2008
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by March 28, 2008

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their State(s) participates.  Review process recommendations from the 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) 2008 for Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) grants.  The purpose of the Older Adults TCE Grant Program is to help communities provide direct services and build the necessary infrastructure to support expanded services for meeting the diverse mental health needs of older persons.  The target population of older adults, for the purpose of this program, is defined as persons 60 years and older who are at risk for or are experiencing mental health problems.   

The Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) grant program is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs.  SAMHSA’s services grants are designed to address gaps in mental health prevention and treatment 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 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 4th month of the project at the latest.  

Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) grants 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

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.  Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities.  Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply but each participating entity must indicate its approval.  The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.  In order to promote wide dissemination of evidence-based practices that serve older adults as broadly as possible, only applicants who have not received an Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) grant in the past will be considered.  Additionally, applicants must comply with the requirement to address the target population of persons 60 years of age and older who are at risk for or are experiencing mental health problems.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism:

Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $4.154 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 10
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $415,400 per year
Length of Project Period: Up to 3 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $415,400 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, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions. Applicants should be aware that Congress funded this program in the FY 2008 appropriation for SAMHSA even though funding for the program was not requested in the FY 2008 President’s budget. Funding beyond FY 2008 is not guaranteed. SAMHSA is allowing applicants to submit proposals for two additional budget years for planning purposes and for technical assistance in sustainability activities.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Marian Scheinholtz
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1085
 Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1911
Marian.scheinholtz@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management     
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1085
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1408
gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov

Single State Agencies List

To access SAMHSA's list of Single State Agencies, click here.

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-08-008

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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: 12/12/2008