Community Action Grant for Service Systems Change
Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM03-007
Receipt date: July 8, 2003
for Mental Health Services (CMHS) announces the availability of $1,000,000
in funding for Phase II Community Action Grants.
Successful Phase I grantees may apply for one-year Phase II grants
of up to $150,000 (direct and indirect).
The purpose of the Community Action Grant Program (CAG) is to promote
the adoption of exemplary mental health practices in communities around
the country. Community Action Grants support consensus building,
infrastructure development, and training activities for the organization
and delivery of services to children with serious emotional disturbance,
adults with serious mental illness, and those with co-occurring substance
Phase I of the CAG program has supported the
development of consensus among key stakeholders with the applicant
communities or states to adopt an exemplary practice.
When consensus is achieved, grantees begin implementation of the
practice. Consensus must be demonstrated through a process evaluation
report, memoranda of understanding, funding plans and other documentation
that demonstrate stakeholders’ firm commitment to adopt the practice.
Because of limited funding availability, no applications for Phase
I grants will be accepted under this announcement in Fiscal 2003.
Phase II supports implementation through
infrastructure development, training, program adaptation and evaluation.
Grant funds may be used to provide direct services (therapy, case
management, or other interventions to service recipients) only in
pilot efforts with a small group of participants in preparation for larger
The two phases of the Community Action Grant
operate in sequence to ensure that tested, effective, and documented
exemplary practices attain the endorsement and support of the community
before they are implemented.
Who can apply: Units of State or local governments, tribal governments and organizations, and domestic private nonprofit organizations such as community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, provider and consumer groups, universities, and health care organizations can apply for CAG.
Because only Phase II grants will be awarded
under this announcement, only former or current Community Action Grant
Phase I grantees are eligible to apply for Phase II awards.
Please see the Project Narrative/Review Criteria Section A,
Preconditions for further information.
Est. Funds for FY 2003:
Est. No. of Awards: Six to seven awards will be made in FY 2003 under this announcement. Applications with proposed budgets that exceed total costs of $150,000 per year will be returned without review.
Project period: One year
For questions on Community Action Grants, contact:
David Morrissette, DSW
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-22
Rockville, MD, 20857
For questions on grants management issues, contact:
Division of Grants Management, OPS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockwall II, 6th floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
|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.
Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Adobe Acrobat.
2. "GFA Part II" gives standard provisions for SAMHSA applications. However, not all RFAs require Part II. The latest edition of Part II is always available by mail or for electronic downloading from this website.
|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.
|4. 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: