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Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Funding Opportunities

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AGENCY:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS.

ACTION:

Reissued Notice of Funding Availability.

SUMMARY:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is reissuing the announcement of the availability of FY 2001 funds for grants for the following activity. This announcement changes the submission date to August 10, changes the address to which applications must be submitted, changes eligibility requirements, and adds the requirement for letters of support. 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 a Technical Assistance Center for Statewide Family Networks (short title: Statewide Networks Technical Assistance), 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
Statewide Family Networks Technical Assistance CenterAugust 10, 2001$300-600,000One3 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 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) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2001 funds for implementing a cooperative agreement for a Technical Assistance Center for Statewide Family Networks. The Technical Assistance Center will serve Networks receiving a grant under SAMHSA GFA No. SM01-004. The purpose of the Technical Assistance Center is to provide training, mentoring by peers in the field, help with problem solving, a communications link for the Center for Mental Health Services to the grantees, and logistical arrangements for a mandatory annual technical assistance meeting.

Eligibility: Nonprofit private entities that meet all of the following requirements are eligible to apply:

(1) nonprofit private entities that have a board of directors comprise of no less than 25 to 51 percent family members whose children, youth, or adolescents have a serious emotional, behavioral, or mental disorder. This may include youth members serving as part of the board of directors.

(2) The entities organizational mission and scope of work must solely focus on families whose children, youth, and adolescents age 18 and under or 21 and under if served by an Individual Education Plan (IEP); with serious emotional, behavioral, or mental disorder.

Availability of Funds: Approximately $300,000 to $600,000 will be available for one award. Actual funding levels will depend upon the availability of funds.

Period of Support: The project period is three years. Annual continuation awards will be made subject to continued 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 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: Elizabeth Sweet, M.Ed. and Gary DeCarolis, M.Ed., Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Start Printed Page 35264Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-16, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-1333, E-Mail: esweet@samhsa.gov, gdecarol@samhsa.gov

Questions on grants management issues should be directed to: Steve Hudak, Division of Grants Management, OPS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13-103, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-4456, E-Mail: shudak@samhsa.gov

Public Health Grants Management 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: June 25, 2001.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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