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AGENCY:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice of intent to award a single source grant to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

SUMMARY:

This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award $459,505 (total costs) for up to five years to CADCA for the National Substance Abuse Leadership Forum Cooperative Agreement. Under this initiative, CADCA will provide training and technical assistance to a large number of community leaders across the country who are committed to behavioral health (i.e., prevention, recovery, resilience, and wellness); and address current issues related to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, and/or mental disorders across the nation.

Conference and training activities supported through this cooperative agreement include SAMHSA's Prevention Day, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, and CADCA's Mid-Year Training Institute. These conferences serve as a portal for knowledge dissemination and state-of-the-art information transfer; and assist community leaders in developing effective local programs, practices, and policies that support national substance abuse prevention goals, outcomes and efforts, such as National Alcohol and Start Printed Page 68858Drug Addiction Recovery Month, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and underage drinking prevention. The CADCA Conference initiative directly supports SAMHSA's mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to CADCA based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group.

Funding Opportunity Title: SP-14-001.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243.

Authority: Section 516 of the Public Health Services Act, as amended. Funds for a portion of this initiative are also authorized under Sections 509, 516 and 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

Justification: Eligibility for this award is limited to CADCA. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide training and technical assistance for thousands of members of community coalitions dedicated to preventing substance abuse through a national leadership conference. CADCA is the only national organization that has special expertise and unique broad, national-level experience in working with community anti-drug coalitions. For more than 18 years, coalitions and coalition leadership have turned to CADCA to obtain the assistance they need to implement, operate, and sustain effective local community anti-drug strategies. The CADCA will take advantage of the resources of multiple agencies located throughout the federal, state and local governments, philanthropies, and universities to bring the best available knowledge, information, and technology to local community anti-drug coalitions working to prevent and reduce drug use among the youth of America. CADCA is the only identified organization with the required experience and national reach to over 5,000 identified anti-drug coalitions across the country. CADCA has long been recognized in communities as well as states throughout the nation as the national voice for the advocacy and technical support of anti-drug coalitions. As such, it is uniquely qualified and positioned to carry out the requirements of this announcement.

Contact: Cathy Friedman, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1097, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone: (240) 276-2316; email: cathy.friedman@samhsa.hhs.gov.

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Cathy J. Friedman,

SAMHSA Public Health Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2013-27334 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]

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