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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) announces the availability of FY 2001 funds for grants 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, State Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grants, 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
State Mental Health Data Infrastructure GrantsJune 19, 2001$5.5 million 11 593 years.
1 See the text below for more detailed information on the estimated funds available and the estimated number of awards. The actual amount available for the awards may vary, depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quality of applications received. FY 2001 funds for the activities 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 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) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2001 funds for grants to develop and sustain State and community data infrastructure that helps promote comprehensive, community-based systems of care for all children and adults with mental illness or at risk of developing mental illness. In this program, referred to as “Data Infrastructure Grants,” grants will be available for developing data infrastructure to permit future data compilation of Uniform Data Reporting under the Block Grant program to be reported as part of the CMHS Block Grant Application.

Eligibility

Applicants must be State Mental Health Authorities or the equivalent in the District of Columbia, or State Mental Health Authority equivalents in U.S. Territories.

Availability of Funds

Approximately $5,500,000 will be available to fund 59 grants. It is expected that 51 grant awards will be made to State Mental Health Authorities for $100,000 each, and 8 grant awards will be made to the Mental Health Authority in U.S. Territories for $50,000 each. This program also requires a matching requirement of at least 50 percent of total costs will be provided (in cash or in-kind) directly by the applicant or through donations from public or private entities.

Period of Support: Grants will be awarded for a period of 3 years. Annual awards will be made subject to continued availability of funds to SAMHSA/CMHS 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 Start Printed Page 21164used 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 on the Mental Health Block Grant Program, contact: Nainan Thomas, Ph.D., Public Health Adviser, Room 15C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-4257, E-Mail: nthomas@samhsa.gov.

For questions on Measures and the GFA Application contact: Olinda González, Ph.D., Public Health Adviser, Room 15C-04, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-2849, E-Mail: ogonzale@samhsa.gov.

For questions on grants management issues, contact: Steve Hudak, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Room 13-103, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-9666, E-Mail: shudak@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: April 20, 2001.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 01-10453 Filed 4-26-01; 8:45 am]

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