FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI03-009

Receipt date:  July 2, 2003

About  SBIRT Grants:

SAMHSA’s CSAT is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2003 cooperative agreements to expand and enhance State substance abuse treatment service systems by:

  • expanding the State’s continuum of care to include screening, brief intervention, referral, and brief treatment (SBIRT) in general medical and other community settings (e.g., community health centers, school-base health clinics and student assistance programs, occupational health clinics, hospitals, emergency departments); 
  • supporting clinically appropriate treatment services for nondependent substance users (i.e., persons with a Substance Abuse Disorder diagnosis) as well as for dependent substance users (i.e., persons with a Substance Dependence Disorder diagnosis);
  • improving linkages among community agencies performing SBIRT and specialist substance abuse treatment agencies; and 
  • identifying systems and policy changes to increase access to treatment in generalist and specialist settings.

Who can apply: 

All States, Territories, and Federally recognized Indian tribes are eligible to apply but the applicant must be the immediate Office of the Governor of States (for Territories and Indian tribes, the Office of the Chief Executive Officer). The Governor must sign the application. Applications not signed by the Governor are not eligible and will not be reviewed. State-level agencies are not considered to be part of the immediate Office of the Governor and are not eligible to apply. This means, for example, that the State Substance Abuse Authority (SSA) or other State-level agencies within the Executive Branch cannot apply independently.  SAMHSA has limited the eligibility to Governors of States because the immediate Office of the Governor has the greatest potential to provide the multi-agency leadership needed to develop the State’s treatment service systems to increase the State’s capacity to provide accessible, effective, screening, brief intervention, referral and brief treatment services to persons with Substance Use Disorders.  States that have already begun to develop such integrated systems, stressing early intervention for persons at risk of dependence, are especially encouraged to apply.

Est. Funds for FY 2003: $22 million

Est. No. of Awards:  7 State awards in FY 2003, ranging from $2,500,000 to $3,500,000 in total costs (direct and indirect).  Applications with proposed budgets that exceed $3.5 million will be returned without review.

Project period:  Up to 5 years, with annual continuation awards depending on the availability of funds, progress achieved and compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements.

For questions on program issues, contact:

Herman I. Diesenhaus, Ph.D.

(301) 443-6575

E-Mail: hdiesenh@samhsa.hhs.gov 


Jean Donaldson, M.A.

(301) 443-6259

E-Mail: jdonalds@samhsa.hhs.gov  



Rockwall II, 7th floor

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD, 20857

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Stephen Hudak 

Division of Grants Management, OPS 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

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 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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