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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance

Number: 93.243
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
93.243 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
Federal Agency (030):
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Authorization (040):
Children's Health Act of 2000, Section 520 A-J,581,582, Public Law 106-310; Public Health Service Act, Title V, Section 509; 516, 42 U.S.C 290bb.
Objectives (050):
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) was reauthorized by the Children's Health Action of 2000, Public law 106-310. Under this reauthorization, SAMHSA was given the authority to address priority substance abuse treatment, prevention and mental health needs of regional and national significance through assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and other public or nonprofit private entities. Under these sections, CSAT, CMHS and CSAP seek to expand the availability of effective substance abuse treatment and recovery services available to Americans to improve the lives of those affected by alcohol and drug additions, and to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on individuals, families, communities and societies and to address priority mental health needs of regional and national significance and assist children in dealing with violence and traumatic events through by funding grant and cooperative agreement projects. Grants and cooperative agreements may be for (1) knowledge and development and application projects for treatment and rehabilitation and the conduct or support of evaluations of such projects; (2) training and technical assistance; (3) targeted capacity response programs (4) systems change grants including statewide family network grants and client-oriented and consumer run self-help activities and (5) programs to foster health and development of children; (6) coordination and integration of primary care services into publicly-funded community mental health centers and other community-based behavioral health settings funded under Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Funds (including direct costs and indirect costs) may be used only for expenses clearly related and necessary to carry out approved activities that will provide immediately useful, practical knowledge that service providers need as they wrestle with the rapidly changing health care environment. Refer FY2010 SAMHSA Grants Funding Opportunities at 100% of grants funds under this CFDA.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Public organizations, such as units of State and local governments and to domestic private nonprofit organizations such as community-based organizations, universities, colleges and hospitals.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
other non-profits.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Applicants must provide proof of licensure, accreditation, certification, or chartering to provide substance abuse and/or mental health services or such other credential documentation as specific for a particular topical area. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Applicants must comply with the Executive Order (E.O.) 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the state Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. All applicants must use the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 form.
Award Procedure (093):
Applications for grants and cooperative agreements recommended for approval by the initial review group and concurred in by the appropriate National Advisory Council and the Center Director(s) are awarded directly by the appropriate Center (CMHS, CSAP, CSAT) to the applicant organization.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals (096):
Renewals (097):
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. CMHS and CSAT, STOP DFC.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Applications will be accepted for a project period of 1 to 7 years with 12 month budget periods. Annual awards will be made subject to continued availability of funds and progress achieved. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: SAMHSA awards grant projects for the 12 months budget period and release at the time the award is issued.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Reports are required quarterly, semi-annually, or annually depending on individual program requirements. Quarterly reports are due to the Division of Payment. See above information. The (SF-425) Federal Financial Report is required by SAMHSA, Division of Grant Management 120 days after the end of each 12 month period and 90 days after the final 12 month period. Site Visits, Conference Calls, Program Progress Reports and GPRA Data Reports.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
There is a 3-year records retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been completed or findings resolved.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 13 $668,459,016; FY 14 est $471,715,290; and FY 15 est $288,162,357
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$17,692 to $7,099,783; $417,410.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: 1,382 awards were made. Fiscal Year 2014: it is estimated 916 awards will be made. Fiscal Year 2015: It is estimated 616 awards will be made.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
45 CFR Parts 74 and 92 and the HHS Grant Policy Statement, OMB Cost Principles, terms and conditions of award
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
Headquarters Office (152):
Roger George 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850 Email: Phone: 2402761418
Website Address (153):
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Application submitted related to merit, peer review criteria scored, and generally funded in score order.