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FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Projects to Deliver and Evaluate Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support Services (Short Title: Recovery Community Services Program - RCSP)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-06-004
Publication in Grants.gov: February 1, 2006
Receipt date: April 4, 2006
Announcement Type: Initial

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

 

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by April 4, 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 Substance Abuse Treatment(CSAT) announces the availability of FY 2006 funds for grants to deliver and evaluate peer-to-peer recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders. Successful applicants will provide peer-to-peer recovery support services that are responsive to community needs and strengths, and will carry out a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the services. Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) grants are authorized under section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse).

This Recovery Community Services Program complements SAMHSA’s Access to Recovery (ATR) program. ATR provides grant funding to States, Territories, and Tribal Organizations to implement voucher programs for substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services pursuant to sections 501(d)(5) and 509 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. sections 290aa(d)(5) and 290bb-2). ATR is part of a major Presidential Initiative to provide client choice among substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support service providers, expand access to a comprehensive array of clinical treatment and recovery support options (including faith-based programmatic options), and increase substance abuse treatment capacity.

If you are applying for an RCSP grant and you are from a State that currently has a SAMHSA-funded ATR program, you must discuss in your application how you propose to link your RCSP project with the ATR program in your State. This is to ensure that RCSP applications complement the ATR program. (Note: Appendix A in the complete announcement includes a listing of current ATR grantees and descriptions of the projects.)

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example, State and local governments; federally recognized tribes; State recognized tribes, urban Indian organizations (as defined in P.L. 94-437, as amended); public or private universities and colleges; community- and faith-based organizations; and tribal organizations may apply. The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit organizations.

Consortia comprised of various types of eligible organizations are permitted; however, a single organization representing the consortium must be the applicant, the recipient of any award, and the entity responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

All applicants, including single organizations and consortia, must clearly indicate in their project narrative (in Section C, Management and Organizational Capacity whether they are a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) or Facilitating Organization (FO). If your application fails to declare which type of organization you are, the Peer Review Committee will categorize your organization. Also, if the Peer Review Committee does not agree with the way you have categorized your organization, they may change your designation (e.g., from RCO to FO or vice versa).

RCSP grantees in the 2001 cohort (whose current awards are ending September 29, 2006) may apply for this program. RCSP grantees in the 2003 and 2004 cohorts are ineligible for this program.

Award Information

It is expected that approximately $2.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2006 to fund approximately 7 grants. The average annual award is expected to be about $350,000 in total costs (direct and indirect), and grants will be awarded for a period of up to 4 years.

Out of the $2.5 million available, SAMHSA/CSAT plans to set aside approximately $1.4 million to fund up to 4 RCOs (as defined in Section I-2.5, entitled Types of Peer Services Organizations).

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $350,000 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, and timely submission of required data and reports.

Awards will be made as grants.

For questions on program issues, contact:

Marsha Baker
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 5-1124
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1566
marsha.baker@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

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

The complete Announcement No. TI-06-004

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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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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