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FY 2008 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA)

National Outcome Measures (NOMs) Collaborative Support

(Initial Announcement)


Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-08-002
Posting on December 7, 2007
Receipt date: February 13, 2008
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by February 13, 2008.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is announcing the availability of FY 2008 funds for a single source award to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) for the National Outcome Measures (NOMs) Collaborative Support Initiative Grant.  The purpose of this program is to facilitate collaborative activities between SAMHSA and the States to assist SAMHSA in its development and implementation of the NOMs. 

NASADAD’s membership is composed of the State substance abuse authorities (SSAs).  SSAs are the recipients of SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant funds.  Grant activities will focus on areas of mutual interest and will help support the States’ ability to respond to changes brought about by the transition of management of the SAPT Block Grant to a performance and outcomes focus based upon the NOMs and other information.  These collaborative activities will assist SAMHSA in its development, implementation and management of the SAPT Block Grant Program, and will assist States in the development and implementation of their transition plans and to respond to the changes brought about by the transition.

The NOMs Collaborative Support Initiative Grant is one of SAMHSA’s grant programs intended to support SAMHSA’s service grants and the SAPT Block Grant Program.  SAMHSA’s services grants and its SAPT Block Grant Program are designed to address gaps in substance abuse and 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, substance abuse problems.  Activities under this grant should begin by the 2nd month of the project at the latest.  

The National Outcome Measures (NOMs) Collaborative Support Initiative Grant is authorized under the authority of Section 1935 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse).


Only an application from the organization named in the cover letter, NASADAD,will be considered for funding under this announcement.  NASADAD is in the unique position to facilitate these activities because:

  • NASADAD is the sole and unique organization with a direct official relationship with the SSAs.  SSAs, which form the membership of NASADAD, are the only entities that may directly apply for and administer SAMHSA’s SAPT Block Grant funds.
  • The activities required under this grant program will require NASADAD and its members (SSAs) to provide the necessary State perspective regarding needs and potential changes to the State substance abuse treatment system practices and to their information system’s infrastructure.
  • NASADAD is the sole organization that has been utilizing, in support of CSAT, a Web-based process to facilitate SSA dialogue on NOMs.
  • NASADAD’s constituency and staff are a repository of knowledge on State issues related to substance abuse treatment indicators and are accountable for performance in the SAPT Block Grant.  This knowledge is critical to the grant project.
  • NASADAD has a Data Subcommittee that is essential to the required grant activities.  In addition, NASADAD is uniquely qualified to conduct the required activities because of its relationship with the SSAs and its history of collaboration with the Federal government and other organizations that represent issues of importance to State government.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: Up to $600,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $600,000

Length of Project Period: Up to 3 years

A total of $600,000 may be awarded each year for up to 3 years for this project.  This amount includes direct and indirect costs.  Your proposed budget cannot exceed the allowable amount in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, your progress in meeting project goals and objectives, and timely submission of required data and reports.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Hal Krause
Division of State and Community Assistance
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration    
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1063
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-2897

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Kathleen Sample
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1089
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1407

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-08-002

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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