FY 2010 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention
Ready-To-Respond Initiative in Communities Highly Impacted by Substance Use and HIV Infection

Short Title: Ready-To-Respond Initiative

(Initial Announcement)

 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SP-10-003
Posting on Grants.gov: January 15, 2010
Original Receipt date: February 23, 2010
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by February 23, 2010

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 (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2010 grants for  the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Ready-To-Respond Initiative in Communities Highly Impacted by Substance Use and HIV Infection, hereinafter called, “Ready-To-Respond Initiative.”  The Ready-To-Respond Initiative (RTR) is one of CSAP’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) programs.  The purpose of the MAI is to provide substance abuse and HIV prevention services to at-risk minority populations in communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.  The RTR program builds on previous accomplishments of MAI grantees in providing evidence-based prevention services by expanding knowledge and experience in developing blended substance abuse and HIV prevention practices for these populations.  Intended for experienced CSAP grantees funded under Substance Abuse (SA), HIV, and Hepatitis prevention for Minority Populations and Minority Reentry Populations in Communities of Color (SP-05-001), this initiative will develop a comprehensive strategy for creating best practices in combining SA/HIV prevention practices.  These grantees are those who are “ready to respond” to this effort.

This cohort of grantees was SAMHSA’s first to use the Strategic Prevention Framework to implement the combination of evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs with evidence-based HIV prevention programs to produce measurable outcomes and changes in SA and HIV rates.  They have demonstrated success in combining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Replicating Effective Programs Plus (REP+) and Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) research projects with substance abuse prevention programs from SAMHSA’s National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices (NREPP) to achieve measurable changes in known risk factors associated with substance abuse and HIV infection.  The RTR program will further refine these practices so that they may be disseminated to new service providers. 

Entities that are not eligible to apply for these awards have the opportunity to apply for SAMHSA’s FY 2010 HIV Capacity Building Initiative (SP-10-004).

CSAP has identified specific subpopulations most at risk for HIV/AIDS (see Section I-1.1 below).  Applicants who previously provided services under SP-05-001 will now have the opportunity to expand their services to include a new high-risk subpopulation group.  Applicants must choose a different subpopulation from the one served under SP-05-001.  When selecting a new high-risk subpopulation group, applicants are asked to consider the subpopulations identified on the list below.  Grantees may serve a new subpopulation in a new catchment area.  However, the new catchment area served must be included in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) previously served under SP-05-001.

The Ready-To-Respond Initiative Cooperative Agreements are authorized under Section 516 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus are 26 (Substance Abuse).


Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

Eligibility is limited to grantees previously funded under SAMHSA/CSAP’s RFA No. SP-05-001, Substance Abuse (SA), HIV, and Hepatitis Prevention for Minority Populations and Minority Reentry Populations in Communities of Color.  SAMHSA is restricting eligibility to these grantees because of their demonstrated successes in implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and combining evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs with evidence-based HIV prevention programs to achieve more robust outcomes.  Only these grantees have the requisite experience and are now “ready to respond” to the substance abuse and HIV problems in a new subpopulation of focus and achieve similar outcomes based on their data collection efforts, and experience with adapting and implementing combined SA and HIV evidence-based programs to achieve measurable outcomes. 

Entities that are not eligible to apply for these awards have the opportunity to apply for SAMHSA’s FY 2010 HIV Capacity Building Initiative (SP-10-004).


Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $10.8 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 36 grants
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $300,000 per year
Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $300,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the 5 year 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.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Claudia Richards, MSW, LICSW
Division of Community Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention,
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration    
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 4-1115
Rockville, Maryland 20857                  
Helpline:  (240) 276-0469

Email inquiries to: 2010RTR@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management and budget issues, contact:

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management     
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1079
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412
eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

1. REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE RFA IN PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2. GRANT APPLICATION KIT

YOU MUST USE THE FORMS IN THE APPLICATION KIT TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.

Additional Materials

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Last updated: 01/15/2010