Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance


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).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 It is estimated 1055 awards will be made. 1,579 awards were made.
Fiscal Year 2017 1,587 awards will be made.
Fiscal Year 2018 2541 awards made.
Fiscal Year 2019 It is estimated 2393 awards will be made.
Fiscal Year 2020 It is estimated 2284 awards will be made.
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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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
other non-profits
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 45 CFR Part 75 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards and HHS Grants Policy Statement. All applicants must use the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 form.
Award Procedure
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) of SAMHSA to the applicant organization.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Application submitted related to merit, peer review criteria scored, and generally funded in score order
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Site Visits, Conference Calls, Program Progress Reports and GPRA Data Reports
Not applicable.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
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. SAMHSA awards grant projects for the 12 months budget period and release at the time the award is issued.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Roger George
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Phone: 2402761418
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$986,796,092.00; FY 19 est $910,083,518.00; FY 20 est $767,503,517.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$17,692 to $7,099,783; $417,410
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
CFR 200/45 CFR Part 75 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS awards; also the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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