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Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Funding Opportunities

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AGENCY:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice of Funding Availability for Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP) and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities: Services Grants (Short Title: Minority SAP and HIV Prevention Services Program).

SUMMARY:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) announces the availability of FY 2003 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 Request for Applications (RFA), including Part I, Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP) and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities: Services Grants (SP 03-005) (Short Title: Minority SAP and HIV Prevention Services Program), 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 2003Est. No. of awardsProject period
Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP) and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities: Services GrantsMay 23, 2003$3.8 million10-145 years.

The actual amount available for the award may vary depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quantity of applications received. FY 2003 funds for the activity discussed in this announcement were appropriated by the Congress under Public Law No. 108-7. This program is authorized under Section 516 of the Public Health Service Act. 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: The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI): (800) 789-2647 or (800-487-4889 TDD).

The PHS 5161-1 application form and the full text of the grant announcement are also available electronically via SAMHSA's World Wide Web Home Page: http://www.samhsa.gov (Click on “Grant Opportunities”).

When requesting an application kit, the applicant must specify the particular announcement number 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's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2003 grants to help community-based organizations expand their capacity to provide and sustain effective, integrated substance abuse prevention and HIV prevention services in high risk minority communities disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are public and domestic private non-profit entities such as:

  • Not for profit community based organizations
  • National organizations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Clinics and hospitals
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Health care delivery organizations
  • Tribal government and tribal/urban Indian entities and organizations
  • Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs)
  • Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs)
  • Members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Since the purpose of this RFA is to expand the capacity of community-based organizations, State and local government agencies are not eligible to apply.

Availability of Funds: It is expected that approximately $3.8 million will be available for ten (10) to fourteen (14) awards in FY 2003. The average annual award will range from $250,000 to Start Printed Page 14683$300,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). Actual funding levels will depend on the availability of funds. Applications with proposed budgets that exceed $350,000 will be returned without review.

Period of Support: Awards may be requested for up to 5 years.

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 criterion. 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 on program issues, contact: Francis C. Johnson, M.S.W., CSAP/SAMHSA, Rockwall II, Suite 950, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443-2332, [email] fjohnson@samhsa.gov.

For questions on 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: shudak@samhsa.gov.

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 2003 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, Pub. L. 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 2003 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 or on SAMHSA's website under “Assistance with Grant Applications”. 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: March 18, 2003.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 03-7281 Filed 3-25-03; 8:45 am]

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