Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 17, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUp to $ 200,000
Category of Funding ActivityHealth
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to the following groups based on Congressional appropriations language, which directs SAMHSA to ensure that this grant program focuses on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people within ?tribal entities with the highest rates of suicide per capita over the past 10 years?; American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations. Eligible applicants must meet both of these criteria: ? Applicants must be a federally recognized AI/AN tribe or tribal organization, as defined in the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act (USC 25, Chapter 14, Subchapter II, Section 450b). 1. A ?tribal organization? is the recognized body of an AI/AN tribe that exists to serve the tribal community and includes maximum participation of the AI/AN tribe in all phases of its activities. It is also a legally established organization that is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by an AI/AN governing body, or that is democratically elected by the adult members of the AI/AN community that it serves. 2. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval in writing. (Please include approvals in Attachment 5). ? From 2004 to 2013, applicants must have an average suicide rate among young people (age 10 through 24) that is equal to or greater than the national age-adjusted rate for AI/AN young people (13.88 per 100,000) for the period between 2004 and 2010. (Please see Appendix G for a worksheet with instructions for calculating this rate, as well as Appendix H for a Certificate of Eligibility, which must be signed to attest to the fact that each tribe?s rate meets this criterion. Please include the completed Certificate of Eligibility in Attachment 1 of your proposal.) Applications that do not include a completed Certificate of Eligibility will not be considered for review. A federally recognized tribe, tribal organization, or consortium may choose to contract with a public or private non-profit organization to develop and implement tribal-sponsored suicide prevention, substance use prevention, and mental health promotion services. The tribe, tribal organization, or consortium submitting the application is held responsible for all grant activities.

Program Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to and including age 24. The goals of this program fall within two of SAMHSA's Strategic Initiatives: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, and Trauma and Justice. This program will help grantees reduce the impact of substance abuse, mental illness, and trauma on AI/AN communities through a public health approach. In addition, this grant will allow AI/AN communities to support youth and young adults as they transition into adulthood by facilitating collaboration among agencies. Native Connections grants are authorized under 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD and Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberSM-14-013
Funding Opportunity TitleCooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health
Opportunity CategoryHealth
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards20
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 24, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 17, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateJuly 17, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 4,000,000
Award AmountUp to $ 200,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.243 - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to the following groups based on Congressional appropriations language, which directs SAMHSA to ensure that this grant program focuses on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people within ?tribal entities with the highest rates of suicide per capita over the past 10 years?; American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations. Eligible applicants must meet both of these criteria: ? Applicants must be a federally recognized AI/AN tribe or tribal organization, as defined in the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act (USC 25, Chapter 14, Subchapter II, Section 450b). 1. A ?tribal organization? is the recognized body of an AI/AN tribe that exists to serve the tribal community and includes maximum participation of the AI/AN tribe in all phases of its activities. It is also a legally established organization that is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by an AI/AN governing body, or that is democratically elected by the adult members of the AI/AN community that it serves. 2. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval in writing. (Please include approvals in Attachment 5). ? From 2004 to 2013, applicants must have an average suicide rate among young people (age 10 through 24) that is equal to or greater than the national age-adjusted rate for AI/AN young people (13.88 per 100,000) for the period between 2004 and 2010. (Please see Appendix G for a worksheet with instructions for calculating this rate, as well as Appendix H for a Certificate of Eligibility, which must be signed to attest to the fact that each tribe?s rate meets this criterion. Please include the completed Certificate of Eligibility in Attachment 1 of your proposal.) Applications that do not include a completed Certificate of Eligibility will not be considered for review. A federally recognized tribe, tribal organization, or consortium may choose to contract with a public or private non-profit organization to develop and implement tribal-sponsored suicide prevention, substance use prevention, and mental health promotion services. The tribe, tribal organization, or consortium submitting the application is held responsible for all grant activities.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information WebsiteCooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health
ContactOffice: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.
Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1408

gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov

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