Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health (HBCU-CFE)

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 7, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 500,000
Category of Funding ActivityHealth
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligible applicants are the105 nationally recognized HBCUs or a consortium of HBCUs with a lead college/university as the applicant. The recipient of the award will be the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements. The purpose of Executive Order 13532 is to 'strengthen the capacity of historically black colleges and universities to provide the highest quality education, increase opportunities for these institutions to participate in and benefit from federal programs, and ensure that our Nation has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by the year 2020.' The HBCU-CFE program responds to this Order by directing grant funds to the nationally recognized HBCUs, or a consortium of HBCUs, to promote behavioral health, facilitate best practices dissemination, and expand service capacity on HBCU campuses. For a complete list of HBCUs please visit the following website: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/. The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Program Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health (HBCU-CFE). The purpose of this program is to continue to enhance the effort to network the 105 HBCUs throughout the United States to promote behavioral health, expand campus service capacity, and facilitate workforce development. Behavioral health problems include substance abuse or misuse, alcohol and drug addiction, serious psychological distress, suicide, and mental and substance use disorders. The HBCU-CFE seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served and trained by the program. The goals of the HBCU-CFE are to promote student behavioral health to positively impact student retention; expand campus service capacity expansion, including the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health resources; facilitate best practices dissemination and behavioral health workforce development; and increase awareness of the early signs of emotional distress and resources for early intervention. SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The HBCU-CFE program aims to achieve the goals of the Prevention Initiative by promoting behavioral health at HBCU campuses around the country. This aligns with the Prevention Initiative's goal of reducing the likelihood of substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide across the Nation's communities. The HBCU-CFE cooperative agreement is authorized under sections 509 and 520(A) 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 NumberTI-14-006
Funding Opportunity TitleCooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health (HBCU-CFE)
Opportunity CategoryHealth
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateFebruary 7, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateApril 7, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateMay 7, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 500,000
Award AmountUp to $ 500,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.243 - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligible applicants are the105 nationally recognized HBCUs or a consortium of HBCUs with a lead college/university as the applicant. The recipient of the award will be the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements. The purpose of Executive Order 13532 is to 'strengthen the capacity of historically black colleges and universities to provide the highest quality education, increase opportunities for these institutions to participate in and benefit from federal programs, and ensure that our Nation has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by the year 2020.' The HBCU-CFE program responds to this Order by directing grant funds to the nationally recognized HBCUs, or a consortium of HBCUs, to promote behavioral health, facilitate best practices dissemination, and expand service capacity on HBCU campuses. For a complete list of HBCUs please visit the following website: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/. The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information WebsiteCooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health (HBCU-CFE)
ContactOffice: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.
Eileen Bermudez
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) 276-1412
eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov

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