FY 2002 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

State Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grants

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SM02-015

Federal Register Notice: May 23, 2002

Receipt date: July 24, 2002

SAMHSA's Data Infrastructure Grants for State Uniform Reporting are intended to develop and sustain State and community data infrastructure that helps promote comprehensive, community-based systems of care for all children and adults with mental illness or at risk of developing mental illness. Information systems are important tools to improve accountability, increase access, target resources, and continuously improve quality of care.

Approximately $550,000 will be available for seven awards. The average annual award will be $100,000 for each State Mental Health Authority and $50,000 for each U.S. Territory (direct and indirect).

Who Can Apply?

  • Applicants must be State Mental Health Authorities or the equivalent in the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be State Mental Health Authority equivalents in U.S. Territories.
  • Previous grantees in this program are not eligible to apply, as they are already conducting the activities supported by the grant.

Additional Information:

For questions on the Mental Health Block Grant Program, contact:

  • Nainan Thomas, Ph.D.
  • Public Health Adviser
  • Room 15C-26
  • 5600 Fishers Lane
  • Rockville, MD 20857
  • (301) 443-4257
  • E-mail: nthomas@samhsa.hhs.gov
  • For questions on Measures and the GFA Application contact:

  • Olinda González, Ph.D.
  • Public Health Adviser
  • Room 15C-04
  • 5600 Fishers Lane
  • Rockville, MD 20857
  • (301) 443-2849
  • E-mail: ogonzale@samhsa.hhs.gov
  • For questions on grants management issues, contact:

  • Steve Hudak
  • Division of Grants Management
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Room 13-103
  • 5600 Fishers Lane
  • Rockville, MD 20857
  • (301) 443-9666
  • E-mail: shudak@samhsa.hhs.gov

  • SAMHSA applications consist of three parts:
    1. "Part I: Programmatic Guidance" of the Guidance for Applicants (GFA)
    provides details about the specific program. 

    Click here to download Part I of this GFA in WordPerfect 6/7/8.

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    2. "GFA Part II" gives standard provisions for SAMHSA applications.  However, not all GFAs require Part II.  The latest edition of Part II is always available by mail or for electronic downloading from this website. 

    GFA Part II is required for this GFA; click here for more information and to download a copy of the file.

     3. SAMHSA applications require forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.  These forms are available online from the Program Support Center of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 

    Click here to download Forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.


    For further information on these forms and the application process, see Information on the Grant Application Process.


    For a complete application kit, including Parts I and II, Call the CMHS Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN):

    • 800-789-2647

    • 800-443-9006 TTY

    • 301-984-8796 FAX


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