Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
Request for Applications (RFA)
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Centers Grants (CTS Centers)
Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-09-017
Posting on Grants.gov: March 26, 2009
Modification Date: March 28, 2009
Receipt date: May 13, 2009
Announcement Type: Modification
Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No.: 93.243
Applications are due by May 13, 2009
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) 2009 National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Centers grants. The purpose of this program is to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents in the United States who have experienced traumatic events. The initiative is designed to address child trauma issues by creating a national network of grantees—the National Child Traumatic Stress Network—that work collaboratively to develop and promote effective community practices for children and adolescents exposed to a wide array of traumatic events
The purpose of the Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Center grant program is to implement and evaluate effective trauma-focused and trauma-informed treatment and services in community settings and in youth-serving service systems and collaborate with other Network Centers on clinical issues, service approaches, policy, financing, and training issues. Community Treatment and Services Centers are a category (Category III) of cooperative agreements under SAMHSA’s larger National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI). The purpose of the NCTSI is to improve treatment and services for all children and adolescents in the United States who have experienced traumatic events.
The NCTSI Network is comprised of three types of Centers:
- The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) works with SAMHSA to develop and maintain the Network structure, coordinate collaborative Network activities, oversee resource development and dissemination, and coordinate national education and training efforts;
- The Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers provide national expertise on specific types of traumatic events, population groups and service systems, and support the specialized adaptation of effective treatment and service interventions for communities across the country; and
- The Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers implement and evaluate effective trauma-focused and trauma-informed treatment and services in community settings and in youth-serving service systems and collaborate with other network centers on clinical issues, service approaches, policy, financing, and training issues.
Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers are community-focused centers that promote the local use of trauma-informed practices and interventions for children and adolescents.
Trauma-informed interventions include clinical treatments, services, and practices that intervene directly with children and their families or that address trauma by intervening with the professionals, organizations, and service systems that serve children who witness or experience traumatic events. Grants will be provided to community organizations or programs that primarily provide or support treatment and services in their community, or specialty child service settings, for children, adolescents, and their families who have experienced trauma.
The overall goals of CTS Centers are to identify trauma-informed practices and interventions that address child trauma needs in their communities, to collaborate with TSA Centers that target similar priority areas, and to work with other community agencies to transform service delivery approaches so that trauma-informed practices and interventions “take root” within local community service systems. Grantees are expected to collaborate intensively within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) for these purposes and for developing child traumatic stress-related products and services for nationwide dissemination.
Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA’s services grants are designed to address gaps in mental health treatment 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.
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services grants are authorized under Section 290hh-1 (42 U.S.C. 290hh-1)of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders).
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.
|Anticipated Total Available Funding:
|Anticipated Number of Awards:
|Anticipated Award Amount:
Up to $400,000 per year
|Length of Project Period:
Up to 3 years
Proposed budgets cannot exceed $400,000 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.
For questions on program issues, contact:
Jean Plaschke, M.S.W.
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs
SAMHSA/Center for Mental Health Services
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
For questions on grants management issues, contact:
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
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.
Please Note: The URL on page 10 of the RFA below is incorrect. The correct link should be https://www.cmhs-gpra.samhsa.gov/TracPRD/view/docs/TRACChildNOMsCaregiver-Eng.pdf
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.
For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants
Additional materials available on this website include:
Last updated: 03/27/2009