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Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 Funding Opportunities

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AGENCY:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS.

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 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, Cooperative Agreement for Collaborative Community Actions to Prevent Youth Violence and Promote Youth Development (SM 02-007), 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 deadline
Cooperative Agreement for Collaborative Community Actions to Prevent Youth Violence and Promote Youth DevelopmentJune 19, 2002
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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.

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 Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), announces the availability of fiscal year 2002 funds for cooperative agreements for implementing Youth Violence Prevention Cooperative Agreements. Awards will be made for two types of youth violence prevention projects: (1) Youth Violence Prevention for Vulnerable Youth (Vulnerable Youth) Projects, and (2) School-based Mental Health (School-based) Projects.

The Vulnerable Youth program supports projects developing youth violence prevention community collaborations and prevention and intervention services for youth populations vulnerable to violence and harassment, due to physical and social characteristics that differentiate them from the majority of youth.

The School-based Mental Health program supports projects that expand or enhance school-based mental health services to promote positive mental health of students.

Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit organizations may apply for Vulnerable Youth awards.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • Community-based organizations, such as community-based advocacy, health, mental health, social service, faith-based service; parent and teacher associations; consumer and family organizations; and service organizations serving ethnic, cultural, or social minority groups.
  • Existing community collaborations, coalitions, and partnerships focusing on youth violence prevention or services to a vulnerable youth population.
  • Public or private educational systems, institutions, and agencies.
  • Public or private mental health systems, institutions, and agencies, and local law enforcement agencies or affiliated organizations.
  • Tribal government units and organizations.
  • Other public agencies or nonprofit organizations that can perform the requirements of this GFA.

School-based Mental Health Project applicants are restricted to public and private schools and school systems. This eligibility restriction is necessary to ensure that the school-based mental health program is not marginalized because of lack support by school administrative and instructional staff.

Because of the overlap of program objectives and the desire to avoid funding multiple youth violence collaborations in the same area, currently funded Safe Schools/Healthy Students and CMHS Coalitions for Prevention PRISM grantees are not eligible to apply for this program.

Availability of Funds: Approximately $2.8 million will be available for 12 to 16 awards. It is expected that six to eight Vulnerable Youth awards will be made, and six to eight School-based awards will be made. The maximum award for Vulnerable Youth Projects is $150,000 per year in total costs (direct and indirect). The maximum award for School-based Projects is $200,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). Actual funding levels will depend on the availability of funds.

Period of Support: Projects will be supported for up to 2 years. The second year of support depends 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:

Malcolm Gordon, Ph.D., Special Programs Development Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 17C-05, 5600 Fishers Lane,Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-7713, E-mail: mgordon@samhsa.gov.

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Pat Shea, M.S.W., M.A., Center for Mental Health Services, Special Programs Development Branch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17-C-05,Rockville, Maryland 20857, Phone: 301-443-3655, FAX: 301-443-7912, E-mail: pshea@samhsa.gov.

For questions regarding grants management issues, contact:

Steve Hudak, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental HealthServices Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane 13-103, 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 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).

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(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 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. 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 30, 2002.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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