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FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Campus Suicide Prevention Grants

(Initial Announcement)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-06-004
Posting to Grants.gov: March 30, 2006
Receipt date:  May 16, 2006
Announcement Type: Initial

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

 

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 16, 2006.

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 (CMHS) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 funds for Campus Suicide Prevention Grants.

The purpose of the Campus Suicide Prevention Grants Program is to provide funding to support grants to institutions of higher education to enhance services for students with mental and behavioral health problems, such as depression, substance abuse, and suicide attempts, which can lead to school failure.

The Campus Suicide Prevention Grants Program is authorized under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (Section 520E-2 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended). This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health).

Eligibility

Eligibility for SAMHSA’s Campus Suicide Prevention Grants Program is limited to institutions of higher education. Applicants from both public and private institutions may apply, including State universities, private four-year colleges and universities (including those with religious affiliations), Minority Serving Institutions (see RFA Glossary, Appendix B), and community colleges.

Such institutions may carry out the activities of this grant through college counseling centers; college and university psychological service centers; mental health centers; psychological training clinics; or institution of higher education-supported, evidence-based, mental health and substance abuse programs, including campus ministries or student health services that offer programs that meet this definition. The activities of this grant may be carried out with the engagement of student-run services such as student activities and/or student government councils. If a consortium is formed to carry out the activities of this grant, a single institution in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award on behalf of the consortium, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

Grantee institutions that received Campus Suicide Prevention Grants in 2005 are not eligible to apply for these awards in 2006.

Award Information

Approximately $2.3 million per year for 3 years will be available to fund up to 31 awards. The amount of the awards is expected to be $75,000 in total costs (direct and indirect), plus an equivalent match from the applicant organization.

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $75,000 in any year of the proposed project. An equivalent match is required and referenced in Section III-2 of the RFA. The actual amount available for the awards may vary, depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quality of the applications received. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, and timely submission of required data and reports.

Cost sharing is required. Please refer to the full announcement for further details.

Awards will be made as grants.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Gail Ritchie, M.S.W.
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 6-1111
Rockville , MD 20857
(240) 276-1867
gail.ritchie@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

Please put “Campus Suicide Prevention Grant” in the Subject line when e-mailing agency contacts.

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

The complete Announcement No. SM-06-004

MS Word Format Download as Word Document
Adobe PDF Format Download as Acrobat Document

PHS 5161-1 (revised July 2000): Includes the face page, budget forms, assurances, certification, and checklist.

Applications that are not submitted on the required application form will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants

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Adobe PDF Format Download as Adobe Acrobat

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

You may request a complete application kit by calling one of SAMHSA's national clearinghouses:

  • For substance abuse prevention or treatment grants, call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) at 1-800-729-6686.

  • For mental health grants, call the National Mental Health Information Center at 1-800-789-CMHS (2647).

Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

Technical Assistance and Training for SAMHSA Grant Applicants

Grants Management at SAMHSA: Useful Information for Grantees

Last updated: 02/12/2009