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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 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 to Develop a National Infrastructure for the Improvement of Treatment and Services for Children and Adolescents Who Experience Trauma, 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 2001 (in millions)Est. number of awardsProject period (in yrs.)
Child Traumatic Stress InitiativeJuly 30, 2001*$9.5*18*3
*See the text below for more details on the funding, number of awards, and the project period. This will vary with the three types of awards.

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 Start Printed Page 32634(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 FY 2001 funds for cooperative agreements to implement the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI). Its purpose is to improve treatment and services for all children and adolescents in the United States who have experienced traumatic events. A network of centers will be established to identify or develop effective treatments and services, collect clinical data on child trauma cases and services, develop resources on trauma for professionals, consumers, and the public, and develop trauma-focused public education and professional training and other field development activities. This GFA solicits applications in three distinct, but related programs. It is anticipated that one award will be made in Category I for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, which will provide national leadership and focus. Up to five awards will be made in Category II for the Treatment/Services Development Program, which will provide expertise to improve and provide specific areas of child and adolescent trauma treatment and services. Up to 12 awards will be made in Category III for the Community Practice Program, which will assume primary responsibility for implementing effective treatment and service delivery approaches for child trauma in community and specialty service settings.

Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities can apply.

Availability of Funds: Approximately $2,500,000 will be available for Category I. Approximately $3,000,000 will be made available for Category II and the average award should range from $500,000 to $600,000 per year. For Category III, approximately $4,000,000 will be available, with the average award ranging from $250,000 to $340,000. These amounts are per budget year and total costs include direct and indirect costs.

Period of Support: For all categories, applicants should request support for three years and provide a separate budget for each year.

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 program related questions, contact:

Robert DeMartino, PhD, Associate Director for Program in Trauma and Terrorism, Division of Program Development, Special Populations and Projects,Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17C-26, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: 301-443-2940, E-mail: rdemarti@samhsa.gov; or

Malcolm Gordon, PhD, Special Programs Development Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17C-05, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: 301-443-2957, E-mail: mgordon@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 Start Printed Page 32635necessary 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: June 11, 2001.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 01-15086 Filed 6-14-01; 8:45 am]

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