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Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Funding Opportunities

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AGENCY:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice of funding availability.

SUMMARY:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) announces the availability of FY 2001 funds for a cooperative agreement for the following activity. This notice is not a complete description of the activity; potential applicants must obtain a copy of the Guidance for Applicants (GFA), including Part I, Cooperative Agreement for the Border Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, and Part II, General Policies and Procedures Applicable to all SAMHSA Applications for Discretionary Grants and Cooperative Agreements, before preparing and submitting an application.

ActivityApplication deadlineEst. funds FY 2001Est. number of awardsProject period
Border Center for the Application of Prevention TechnologiesMay 21, 2001$1 millionOne3 years.

The actual amount available for the award may vary, depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quality of applications received. FY 2001 funds for the activity discussed in this announcement were appropriated by the Congress under Public Law No. 106-310. SAMHSA's policies and procedures for peer review and Advisory Council review of grant and cooperative agreement applications were published in the Federal Register (Vol. 58, No. 126) on July 2, 1993.

General Instructions

Applicants must use application form PHS 5161-1 (Rev. 7/00). The application kit contains the two-part application materials (complete programmatic guidance and instructions for preparing and submitting applications), the PHS 5161-1 which includes Standard Form 424 (Face Page), and other documentation and forms. Application kits may be obtained from: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345, Telephone: 1-800-729-6686.

The PHS 5161-1 application form and the full text of the activity are also available electronically via SAMHSA's World Wide Web Home Page: http://www.samhsa.gov

When requesting an application kit, the applicant must specify the particular activity for which detailed information is desired. All information necessary to apply, including where to submit applications and application deadline instructions, are included in the application kit.

Purpose

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2001 funds for one cooperative agreement for implementing the Border Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (Border CAPT). CSAP's CAPT program started in 1997, as part of the DHHS Secretarial Initiative called the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative, and it is a major national resource supporting the application and dissemination of substance abuse prevention interventions that are scientifically proven. CAPTS provide their clients with technical assistance and training in order to apply consistently the latest research based knowledge about effective substance abuse prevention programs, practices, Start Printed Page 15129and policies. The Border CAPT's primary clients are communities within the border territories—the 60-mile corridor running along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Beyond this boundary, the Border CAPT coordinates the provision of services with the Western CAPT and the Southwest CAPT across the four border States of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The other CAPT clients are States receiving funds though CSAP's State Incentive Cooperative Agreement for Community Based Action (SIGs) as well as non-SIGs States, U.S. territories, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, local communities, and substance abuse prevention organizations and practitioners.

Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by domestic public and private non-profit entities, such as States and local government, community-based organizations, universities, colleges, and hospitals. It is required that applicants have offices physically located within the 60-mile border corridor running across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, which is the region to be served. Applicants must also certify that the organization has provided the border region population the types of services being proposed as mentioned in the Purpose of this announcement.

Availability of Funds

The award in FY2001 will be approximately $1 million per year in total costs (direct and indirect), assuming the award is funded exclusively by CSAP funds. CSAP is making a total of $3 million available over the 3 year period. Actual funding levels may be augmented on a discretionary basis if interagency funds are transferred to CSAP for this program. Funding expansion based on interagency agreements will not be competed but will be limited to the applicant funded under this announcement.

Period of Support

Awards may be requested for up to 3 years. Annual continuation awards depend on the availability of funds and progress achieved by the grantee.

Criteria for Review and Funding

General Review Criteria: Competing applications requesting funding under this activity will be reviewed for technical merit in accordance with established PHS/SAMHSA peer review procedures. Review criteria that will be used by the peer review groups are specified in the application guidance material.

Award Criteria for Scored Applications: Applications will be considered for funding on the basis of their overall technical merit as determined through the peer review group and the appropriate National Advisory Council review process. Availability of funds will also be an award criteria. Additional award criteria specific to the programmatic activity may be included in the application guidance materials.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number

93.230.

Program Contact

For questions concerning program issues, contact: Luisa del Carmen Pollard, M.A. or Rosa I. Merello, Ph.D., Division of Prevention Application and Education, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockwall II, Suite 800, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-6728, (301) 443-7462.

For questions regarding grants management issues, contact: Edna Frazier, Division of Grants Management, OPS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockwall II, 6th Floor, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 443-6816, E-Mail: efrazier@samhsa.gov.

Public Health System Reporting Requirements

The Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) is intended to keep State and local health officials apprised of proposed health services grant and cooperative agreement applications submitted by community-based nongovernmental organizations within their jurisdictions.

Community-based nongovernmental service providers who are not transmitting their applications through the State must submit a PHSIS to the head(s) of the appropriate State and local health agencies in the area(s) to be affected not later than the pertinent receipt date for applications. This PHSIS consists of the following information:

a. A copy of the face page of the application (Standard form 424).

b. A summary of the project (PHSIS), not to exceed one page, which provides:

(1) A description of the population to be served.

(2) A summary of the services to be provided.

(3) A description of the coordination planned with the appropriate State or local health agencies.

State and local governments and Indian Tribal Authority applicants are not subject to the Public Health System Reporting Requirements. Application guidance materials will specify if a particular FY 2001 activity is subject to the Public Health System Reporting Requirements.

PHS Non-Use of Tobacco Policy Statement

The PHS strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to provide a smoke-free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco products. In addition, Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, prohibits smoking in certain facilities (or in some cases, any portion of a facility) in which regular or routine education, library, day care, health care, or early childhood development services are provided to children. This is consistent with the PHS mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of the American people.

Executive Order 12372

Applications submitted in response to the FY 2001 activity listed above are subject to the intergovernmental review requirements of Executive Order 12372, as implemented through DHHS regulations at 45 CFR Part 100. E.O. 12372 sets up a system for State and local government review of applications for Federal financial assistance. Applicants (other than Federally recognized Indian tribal governments) should contact the State's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) as early as possible to alert them to the prospective application(s) and to receive any necessary instructions on the State's review process. For proposed projects serving more than one State, the applicant is advised to contact the SPOC of each affected State. A current listing of SPOCs is included in the application guidance materials. The SPOC should send any State review process recommendations directly to: Division of Extramural Activities, Policy, and Review, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 17-89, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

The due date for State review process recommendations is no later than 60 days after the specified deadline date for the receipt of applications. SAMHSA does not guarantee to accommodate or explain SPOC comments that are received after the 60-day cut-off.

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Dated: March 12, 2001.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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