Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.
Notice of funding availability.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announces the availability of FY 2002 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, Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services (TI-02-009), and Part II, General Policies and Procedures Applicable to all SAMHSA Applications for Discretionary Grants and Cooperative Agreements, before preparing and submitting an application.
|Activity||Application deadline||Est. Funds FY 2002||Est. No. of Awards||Project Period (years)|
|Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services||July 10, 2002||$24,500,000||50||5|
The actual amount available for the award may vary, depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quality of applications received. FY 2002 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.
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.
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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announces the availability of FY 2002 funds for grants to enhance and expand substance abuse treatment and/or outreach services in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services in African American, Latino/Hispanic, and/or other racial or ethnic communities highly affected by the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Start Printed Page 20810
All of the applicants must target one or more of the following high-risk substance abusing populations in African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or other racial/ethnic minority communities:
- Women, including women and their children;
- Adolescents (individuals who are 12-17 years old);
- Men who have sex with men (MSM) who use either injection or non-injection drugs;
- Individuals who have been released from prisons and jails within the past 2 years.
Funding will be directed to activities designed to deliver services specifically targeting racial and ethnic minority populations impacted by HIV/AIDS. Eligible entities may include: not for profit community-based organizations, national organizations, colleges and universities, clinics and hospitals, research institutions, State and local governments agencies and tribal governments and tribal/urban Indian entities and organizations. Faith based and community-based organization are eligible to apply. This general statement is subject to program specific statutory and/or regulatory requirements.
There are three additional requirements:
1. The applicant agency and all direct providers of substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services with linkages to the applicant agency must be in compliance with all local, city, county and State licensing and accreditation/certification requirements.
2. The applicant agency, if a direct provider of substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services, and all direct providers of substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services involved in the project must have been providing those services for a minimum of two years prior to the date of this application.
3. Only applicants located in close proximity to and proposing to provide services in one of the following groups are eligible to apply:
(a) Group 1—Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)with minority AIDS case rates greater than 25 out of 100,000 people. These are the MSAs not previously funded under prior CSAT TCE/HIV and HIV Outreach grant announcements and that do not qualify under the overall State AIDS rate, but have high AIDS case rates among minority communities.
(b) Group 2—States with an annual AIDS case rate of, or greater than, 10 out of 100,000 people, or MSAs with an annual AIDS case rate of, or greater than, 15 out of 100,000 people.
Availability of Funds
Approximately $24.5 million will be available for up to 50 awards in FY 2002. Of this,
- $15.0 million is available for up to 30 grants in Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) listed in Group 1.
- $9.5 million is available for up to 20 States and MSAs listed in Group 2.
Applicants may request up to, but not more than $500,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) per year.
Period of Support
Grants will be awarded for a period of up to 5 years. Annual awards will depend on continued availability of funds to SAMHSA/CSAT and progress achieved by 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: 93.243.
Program Contact: For questions concerning program issues, contact: David C. Thompson, Div. Of Practice and Systems Development, CSAT/SAMHSA, Rockwall II, 7th Floor, 5600 Fisher's Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. (301) 443-6523. E-mail: email@example.com.
For questions regarding grants management issues, contact: Steve Hudak, Division of Grants Management, OPS/SAMHSA, Rockwall II, 6th floor, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. (301) 443-9666. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2002 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 2002 activity listed above are subject to the intergovernmental review requirements of Executive Order 12372, as implemented through DHHS regulations at 45 CFR part 100. Executive Order 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 Start Printed Page 20811any 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.Start Signature
Dated: April 22, 2002.
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 02-10366 Filed 4-25-02; 8:45 am]
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