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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 Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announce the availability of FY 2001 funds for cooperative agreements 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 Agreements for CMHS/CSAT Collaborative Program on Homeless Families: Women with Psychiatric, Substance Use, or Co-Occurring Disorder and their Dependent Children, Phase 2; 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. No. of awardsProject period
Homeless Families Program, Phase 2April 18, 2001$3.4 million6-83 years.

The actual amount available for the award may vary, depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quality of application received. FY 2001 funds for the activity discussed in this announcement were appropriated by Congress under Public Law No. 106-310. SAMHSA's policies and procedures for peer review and Advisory Council review of grant and cooperative agreement application 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 Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN), P.O. Box 42490, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: 1-800-789-2647.

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 Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announce the availability of FY 2001 funds to invite currently funded grantees under the “Cooperative Agreements for CMHS/CSAT Collaborative Program on Homeless Families: Women with Psychiatric, Substance Use, or Co-Occurring Disorders and their Dependent Children,” GFA No. 99-011, to submit applications for Phase 2 cooperative agreements. The overall goal of the Homeless Families program is to evaluate time-limited, multi-faceted interventions targeted to homeless mothers with psychiatric, substance use, or co-occurring disorders who are caring for their dependent children. The Homeless Families program is being conducted in two phases. In Phase 2, (the focus of this GFA), study sites will conduct evaluations of their interventions using the cross-site protocol developed by the Steering Committee in Phase I. Study sites will compare their documented intervention with an alternative treatment condition using experimental or quasi-experimental designs. Projects may use additional measures to conduct a site specific study.

Eligibility: Eligibility to apply for Phase 2 awards will be limited to Phase 1 grantees. Continuation into Phase 2 is competitive and will be limited to those sites who have satisfied the requirements of Phase 1 and who can demonstrate the capacity to participate fully in the cross-site study. Not all Phase 1 grantees will necessarily continue into Phase 2.

Availability of Funds: It is estimated that $3.4 million will be available to support 6-8 awards under this GFA in FY 2001. The average award is expected to be in the range of $425,000 to $567,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). Actual funding levels will depend upon the availability of appropriated funds and the number of applicants funded.

Period of Support: Support should be requested for a period of 3 years (in three budget periods of one year each). Annual awards will depend on the availability of funds and progress achieved.

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 Start Printed Page 17924award 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 on program issues contact:

Lawrence D. Rickards, Ph.D., or G.T. (Gigi) Belanger, or Pamela J. Fischer, Ph.D. Homeless Programs Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-05, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: 301-443-3707 (LR), (301) 443-1391 (GB), 5 (301) 443-4569 (PF), E-mail: lrickard@samhsa.gov, gbelange@samhsa.gov, pfischer@samhsa.gov.

Cheryl Gallagher, M.A., or James M. Herrell, Ph.D., Clinical Intervention and Organizational Models Branch, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockwall II, 7th Floor, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-7259 (CG), (301) 443-2376 (JH), E-mail: cgallagh@samhsa.gov, jherrell@samhsa.gov.

For questions regarding grants management issues, contact:, Gwen Simpson, Division of Grants Management, OPS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rm 13-103, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-4456, E-mail: gsimpson@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 27, 2001.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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