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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 a cooperative agreement 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, State Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grants(SM 02-015), 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 2002Est. number of awardsProject period
State Mental Health Data Infrastructure GrantsJuly 24, 2002$550,00073 years.

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:

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 (FY) 2002 funds for State Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grants for State Uniform Reporting.

The purpose of this program is to develop and sustain State and community data infrastructure that helps promote comprehensive, community-based systems of care for all children and adults with mental illness or at risk of developing mental illness. Information systems are important tools to improve accountability, increase access, target resources, and continuously improve quality of care.

In this announcement, four grants to State Mental Health Authorities (SMHAs) and three grants to the Mental Health Authority in U.S. Territories are available for developing infrastructure for future data compilation of the Uniform Data Reporting under the Block Grant Program, to be reported as part of the CMHS Block Grant Application. Developing data capacity for the CMHS 16-State Indicator Pilot Grant program is also part of the effort for States that can complete Uniform Reporting Measures. The grant project is a collaborative effort of the Survey and Analysis Branch and the State Planning and Systems Development Branch, within the Division of State and Community Systems Development.

Eligibility: The following are eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must be State Mental Health Authorities or the equivalent in the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be State Mental Health Authority equivalents in U.S. Territories.
  • Previous grantees in this program are not eligible to apply, as they are already conducting the activities supported by the grant.

Availability of Funds: Approximately $550,000 will be available for seven awards. The average annual award will be $100,000 for each State Mental Health Authority and $50,000 for each U.S. Territory (direct and indirect).

An award may be made * * * “only if the applicant agrees to make available (directly or through donations from public or private entities) non-Federal contributions toward such costs in an amount that is not less than 50 percent of such costs * * * Non-Federal contributions * * * may be in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services assisted or subsidized to any significant extent by the Federal Government may not be Start Printed Page 36209included in determining the amount of such contributions.” Sec 3404, Data Infrastructure Projects, Part C of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.) 300y et. seq., amended Sec 1971, Data Infrastructure Development.

Period of Support: Annual awards may be requested for 3 years, contingent upon 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 on the Mental Health Block Grant Program, contact: Nainan Thomas, Ph.D., Public Health Adviser, Room 15C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-4257, E-mail:

For questions on Measures and the GFA Application, contact: Olinda Gonzalez, Ph.D., Public Health Adviser, Room 15C-04, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, E-mail:

For questions regarding grants management issues, contact: Steve Hudak, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Room 13-103, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-9666, E-Mail:

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 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: May 13, 2002.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 02-12935 Filed 5-22-02; 8:45 am]