FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

State Training and Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM03-003

Federal Register Notice: December 20, 2002

Receipt date: March 24, 2003

SAMHSA-CMHS is accepting applications for fiscal year 2003 (FY03) grants to supply Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Training and Evaluation programs to States.  State applicants will select and implement one or more of the six EBPs for which SAMHSA has previously developed implementation Resource Kits.  These grants will fund the States to (1) provide state-of-the-art training and continuing education to State mental health service providers and other stakeholders who are implementing the EBP(s), and (2) evaluate the implementation of selected EBPs in two or more communities within the State.  Implementation of the EBP, aside from training/continuing education of providers, must be supported through other sources of funds.

This grant does not support implementation of Evidence-based Practices aside from training/continuing education of providers.

About EBP Training and Evaluation Grants:

Who Can Apply?  Only State mental health authorities may apply. 

NOTE:  This announcement has been modified to expand eligibility to Indian tribes or tribal organizations as defined in Section 4(b) and Section 4(c) of the Indian Self-determination and Education Assistance Act.

Est. Funds for FY 2003: approximately $2.2 million 

Est. No. of Awards:  Seven, ranging from $250,000 to $325,000 in total costs 

Project Period: Up to 3 years

Note: Applications with proposed budgets that exceed $325,000 will not be reviewed.

Additional Information:

For questions on Mental Health Program issues, contact:

  • Crystal R. Blyler, Ph.D.

  • Social Science Analyst

  • SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services

  • 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-22

  • Rockville, MD 20857

  • (301) 594-3997 (direct)

  • (301)443-3653 (central phone)

  • E-mail: cblyler@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 Request for Applications (RFA) provides details about the specific program. 

    Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Microsoft Word.

    "Plain Language" format

    Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Adobe Acrobat.

    "Plain Language" format

    2. "GFA Part II, General Policies and Procedures" gives standard provisions for SAMHSA applications.  The latest edition of Part II is always available by mail or for electronic downloading from this website. 

    Click here for more information about SAMHSA's "General Policies and
    Procedures," including downloadable files of the documents.

     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.

    4. Single-State Mental Health Agency

    Click here to locate your Single-State Mental Health Agency 


    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 SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center: 

    • 800-789-2647

    • 800-443-9006 TTY

    • 301-984-8796 FAX