FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

 Practice Improvement Collaborative Cooperative Agreements: Strengthening Treatment Access And Retention

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI03-006

Federal Register Notice: February 18, 2003

Receipt date: May 12, 2003

The Strengthening Access and Retention (SAR) cooperative agreements are intended to implement effective clinical and administrative practices to improve client access and retention in substance abuse treatment.  

The program addresses the following two key elements of SAMHSA/CSAT’s “Changing the Conversation:  Improving Substance Abuse Treatment:  The National Treatment Plan Initiative (NTP)":

  • “No Wrong Door” to treatment by providing access to treatment for persons with substance abuse disorders; and  
  • “Commit to Quality” by promoting consistent communication and collaboration among service providers and use of evidence-based treatment practices.

About Strengthening Access and Retention (SAR) Cooperative Agreements:

Who Can Apply?  Public and domestic private nonprofit entities, including units of State or local government, tribal governments and organizations, and community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations.

Est. Funds for FY 2003: Approximately $2.5 million

Est. No. of Awards: 12-14 awards ranging from $175,000 to $200,000 in total costs

Project Period: Up to 3 years

Note:

Applications with proposed budgets that exceed $200,000 will be returned without review.  Cost sharing is not required.

Up to 2 cooperative agreements may be awarded to applicants seeking to improve access and retention for rural populations in need of medication-assisted therapy for addiction to heroin or prescription opiates such as OxyContin or hydrocodone.

Program Contact: 

For questions on program issues, contact:

Suzanne Cable
Division of Services Improvement
CSAT/SAMHSA
Rockwall II, 7th Floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD  20857
(301) 443-9713
E-Mail:
scable@samhsa.hhs.gov

or

Frances Cotter, MA, MPH
Division of Services Improvement
CSAT/SAMHSA
Rockwall II, 7th Floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD  20857
(301) 443-9713
E-Mail:
fcotter@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on program issues related to rural populations in need of medication assisted therapy for addiction to heroin or prescription opiates, contact:

Jacqueline Hendrickson
Division of Pharmacologic Therapies
CSAT/SAMHSA
Rockwall II, 7th Floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD  20857
(301) 443-1109
E-Mail:
jhendric@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Steve Hudak
Division of Grants Management
OPS/SAMHSA
Rockwall II, 6th floor
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.


     

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

 

For a printed copy of the grant announcement, including copies of all necessary forms, call National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI): 

  • 800-729-6686

  • 800-487-4889 TDD

or e-mail: info@health.org

   

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