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FY 2013 Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success II SEOW Supplements
(Short Title: PFS II SEOW Supplements)

Initial Announcement

Request for Applications (RFA) No.: SP-13-007
Posting on Grants.gov: April 12, 2013
Original Receipt date: May 31, 2013

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

Key Dates

Application Deadline Applications are due by May 31, 2013
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) announces the availability of funds to expand and enhance State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) activities funded under the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success II (SPF-PFS II) grant announcement.

The SPF-PFS II grant program was designed to address two of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25. The purpose of these supplemental grants is to allow SPF-PFS II grantees to expand and enhance the activities of their current State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups (SEOWs). At a minimum, grantees must use these supplemental funds to work with their SEOWs to:

  • develop a systematic, ongoing monitoring system to track progress in reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse in grantee communities of high need;
  • detect trends and use such data to redirect resources, as necessary, toward successfully achieving the goals of the SPF-PFS program;
  • support the SEOW as it collaborates with state and local agencies, organizations and individuals to use data, skills and/or decision-making authority in guiding and promoting positive behavioral health; and
  • document and institutionalize SEOW processes, including developing capacities for sustaining the SEOW, developing useful data products, disseminating such information to key decision makers and continually evaluating data and systems. This includes:
    • Developing a key set of indicators to describe the magnitude and distribution of substance-related consequences and consumption patterns across the state and in grantee communities of high need;
    • Developing a similar set of key indicators for prevention of mental illness and promotion of positive behavioral health across the state and in grantee communities of high need; and
    • Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating these data through the development of an epidemiological profile.

Grantees may also use supplemental funds to fund and support the services of an epidemiologist or data analyst.

PFS II SEOW Supplement grants are authorized under Section 516 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

SAMHSA strongly encourages all grantees to provide a smoke-free workplace and to promote abstinence from all tobacco products (except in regard to accepted tribal traditions and practices).

Eligibility

Eligibility for this grant is limited to the 14 states (Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming) and one Pacific Jurisdiction (American Samoa) that received a SPF-PFS II grant award from SAMHSA in FY 2012. These grantees have SEOWs that have already begun to: 1) assist communities in building their capacity to address their needs and prevention priorities; and 2) select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based prevention programs, policies, and practices that best address their selected prevention priorities. SAMHSA believes that it is most cost effective and efficient to limit eligibility to these entities because they have the necessary experience, background and knowledge as well as the infrastructure and partnerships in place to accomplish the goals of these supplemental grants.

PFS I grantees funded in FY 2010 are not eligible for these supplements because they had sufficient funding in their original grants to continue their SEOW activities. In addition, these grantees were eligible to receive an incentive of $500K each in their third year, providing they were able to demonstrate that they had met or exceeded their targets. The 15 PFS II grantees are being supplemented because they did not receive enough award money in 2012 to adequately support and continue their current SEOW activities. These funds will bring PFS II grantees in line with PFS I grantees and enable them to expand and enhance their SEOW activities, which is a critical component of the PFS program.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2.9 million (in FY 2013) and $2.175 million (in FY 2014)
Anticipated Number of Awards: 15
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $198,000 in the first 12-month period for each of 14 states; and up to $128,000 in the first 12-month period for one Pacific Jurisdiction is available for this award. In the subsequent 12-month period, up to $150,000 is expected to be available for each of the same 14 states; and up to $75,000 for the one Pacific Jurisdiction.
Length of Project Period: Up to 2 years

Funding for these two-year awards will be as follows:

Year one:

  • Anticipated total funding available: up to $2.9 million
  • Estimated number of awards: 15
  • Estimated award amount: up to $198,000 for each eligible state; up to $128,000 for the eligible Pacific Jurisdiction

Year two:

  • Anticipated total funding available: up to $2.175 million
  • Estimated award amount: up to $150,000 for each state grantee; up to $75,000 for the Pacific Jurisdiction grantee

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the allowable amount in any year of the supplement. Funding for Year 2 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.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on the FY 2013 Continuing Resolution, as reduced by sequestration. Applicants should be aware that final funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Contact Information

For questions about program issues contact:

Tonia F. Gray, MPH
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 4-1047
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-2492 Phone
240-276-2560 Fax
tonia.gray@samhsa.hhs.gov

or

Florence Dwek
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 4-1042
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-2574 Phone
240-276-2560 Fax
flo.dwek@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412 Phone
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.

2. GRANT APPLICATION PACKAGE

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

Additional Materials

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

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Last updated: 04/12/2013