Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS.
Notice of funding availability.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) 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, Technical Assistance Resource Center for the Prevention of Violence and Behavioral Health Problems (SM 02-011), and Part II, General Policies and Procedures Applicable to all SAMHSA Applications for Discretionary Grants and Cooperative Agreements, before preparing and submitting an application. Start Printed Page 21261
|Activity||Application deadline||Est. funds FY 2002||Est. No. of awards||Project period years|
|Technical Assistance Resource Center for the Prevention of Violence and Behavioral Health Problems||June 19, 2002||$3,900,000||1||3|
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 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: Knowledge Exchange Network, P.O. Box 42490, Washington, DC 20015, 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 Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)—in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families Office for Refugee Resettlement (AFC/ORR), the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice—announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 funds for a cooperative agreement to develop and operate a technical assistance (TA) resource center for the prevention of violence and behavioral health problems.
The TA Center will provide technical assistance to existing grantees and to prospective grantees. These two broad based functions are:
1. The TA Center will provide technical assistance to approximately 160 grantees from three CMHS Prevention Programs Safe Schools/Healthy Students, Youth Violence Prevention Cooperative Agreements, and Targeted Capacity Expansion in order to assist those grant sites in meeting their project objectives.
2. The TA Center will provide comprehensive outreach, consultation, and technical assistance to entities seeking Federal grant funding to support mental health promotion and violence prevention activities for underserved populations, including: racial and ethnic minorities, refugees, and individuals in low-income rural communities.
Eligibility: Eligibility is open to domestic, public, and private not-for-profit entities. For example, the following are eligible to apply:
- Community based organizations.
- Private and public colleges and universities, including minority institutions of higher learning (historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and universities).
- Social policy research centers.
- Consumer-run organizations.
- Faith-based organizations.
Availability of Funds: One award will be made up for $3.9 million annually to cover total costs (direct and indirect) for this initiative. The actual funding level will depend on the availability of funds.
Period of Support: Support may be requested for up to 3 years. Annual continuation awards 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 award criteria. Additional award criteria may be included in the application guidance materials.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243.
Program Contact: For questions concerning program issues, contact: John Tuskan, Acting Branch Chief, Special Programs Development Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17-C-05, Rockville MD, 20857, (301) 443-1761, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding grants management issues, contact: Steve Hudak, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane 13-103, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-9666, E-Mail: email@example.com.
Public Health System Reporting Requirements: The Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) is intended to keep state and local health officials apprized 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 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 Start Printed Page 21262promote 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. 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.Start Signature
Dated: April 24, 2002.
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 02-10513 Filed 4-29-02; 8:45 am]
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