The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
In fiscal year 2007 1,004 awards were made. It is estimated that 724 awards will be funded in fiscal year 2008.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds (including direct costs and indirect costs) may be used only for expenses clearly related and necessary to carry out approved activities that will provide immediately useful, practical knowledge that service providers need as they wrestle with the rapidly changing health care environment.
Public organizations, such as units of State and local governments and to domestic private nonprofit organizations such as community-based organizations, universities, colleges and hospitals.
Applicants must provide proof of licensure, accreditation, certification, or chartering to provide substance abuse and/or mental health services or such other credential documentation as specific for a particular topical area.
Aplication and Award Process
A letter of intent from prospective applicants is requested at least 30 days prior to the application receipt date.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
All applicants must use application form PHS 5161-1 (rev. 7/00). Application kits containing the necessary forms and instructions may be obtained by contacting: the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, PO Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345. Phone: (301) 468-26000 or 1 (800) 729-6686 or the National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network at 1 (800) 789-2647.
Applications for grants and cooperative agreements recommended for approval by the initial review group and concurred in by the appropriate National Advisory Council and the Center Director(s) are awarded directly by the appropriate Center (CMHS, CSAP, CSAT) to the applicant organization.
Phone (240) 276-1199 for the receipt date for applications.
Public Health Service Act, as amended; Title V, Section 509; 42 USC 290bb and Section 516; Children's Health Act of 2000; Public Law 106-310; and Sections 520 A-J, 581 and 582 of the Public Health Service Act.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90-120 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Applications will be accepted for a project period of 1 to 5 years with 12 month budget periods. Annual awards will be made subject to continued availability of funds and progress achieved.
Post Assistance Requirements
No more than quarterly.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No A-133 entities that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more in a year shall have an audit made in accordance with A-133.
There is a 3 year records retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3 year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved.
(Grants) FY 07 $480,211,434; FY 08 est $351,705,645; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$480,211,434 to $351,705,645; $226,326,180.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR Parts 74 and 92 and the HHS Grant Policies.
Regional or Local Office
CSAP contact: Peggy Thompson (240) 276-2447, CSAT contact: Jack Stein (240) 276-2950, and George Gilbert (240) 276-1681 CMHS contact: Seth Hassett (240) 276-1844. Address: 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Grants Management contact: Christine Chen, Division of Grants Management, SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 (240) 276-1401, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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