FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Cooperative Agreements for the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Program for Children and their Families

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM03-009

Receipt dates: 

August 5, 2003, for FY 2003

October 15, 2003, for FY 2004

Note: SAMHSA is hosting Technical Assistance Web Conferences in June and September, 2003, for eligibles interested in applying for this RFA.

Link to registration information for Technical Assistance Web Conferences.

Note: Applicants for the FY 2004 cooperative agreements must have a DUNS number with their application.

Please see the DUNS Notice for further information.

SAMHSA-CMHS is accepting applications for fiscal year 2003 and fiscal year 2004 for cooperative agreements to develop systems of care that deliver effective comprehensive community mental health services for a target population of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and their families. Funds will be awarded to develop community service systems for the target population, and also to fund a broad array of services delivered through those service systems.  In addition, awardees will participate in a national multi-site evaluation, conducted through a separate contract, and will be encouraged to develop the capacity for continuous evaluation of their systems of care.

Who Can Apply:  Eligibility for this program is statutorily limited to public entities such as State governments; Indian tribes or tribal organizations (as defined in Section 4[b] and Section 4[c] of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act); governmental units within political subdivisions of a State such as a county, city, or town; the District of Columbia government; and the government of the territories of Guam, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (now Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands). Additional eligibility requirements are listed in the full announcement.

Estimated Funds for FY 2003: Approximately $5 million

Est. Funds for FY 2004: Approximately $5 million

Estimated Number of Awards: About 5 awards in FY 2003 and about 5 awards in FY 2004

Project Period: Up to 6 years, with annual continuations depending on availability of funds and progress achieved.

Cost sharing is required.  Additional cost sharing information is provided in the full announcement.

Additional Information:

For questions on the Children's Community Mental Health Program, contact:

Rolando L. Santiago, Ph.D.

Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch


5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-16

Rockville, MD 20857

(301) 443-1333

E-mail: rsantiag@samhsa.hhs.gov 


Diane L. Sondheimer, M.S., M.P.H.

Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch


5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-16

Rockville, MD 20857

(301) 443-1333

E-mail: dsondhei@samhsa.hhs.gov 

For questions on cooperative agreement 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.  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


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