Opportunity SM-09-007

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Opportunity SM-09-007: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2009 Services in Supportive Housing grants. The purpose of this program is to help prevent or reduce chronic homelessness by funding services for individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness in coordination with existing permanent supportive housing programs and resources.Supportive housing provides consumers with long-term, community-based housing options. This housing approach combines housing assistance and intensive individualized support services to people with serious psychiatric conditions and those with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Research indicates that this combination of long-term housing and wrap-around services leads to improved residential stability and reductions in psychiatric symptoms (Shern, et al., 1994). This program provides individuals and families who experience chronic homelessness the appropriate services and treatment needed to stay housed in a permanent setting.The Services in Supportive Housing Program is one of SAMHSA's services grant programs. SAMHSA's services grants are designed to address gaps in substance abuse and mental health services and/or to increase the ability of States, units of local government, American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and tribal organizations, and community- and faith-based organizations to help specific populations or geographic areas with serious, emerging mental health and substance abuse problems. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest. Services in Supportive Housing Program grants are authorized under Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area(s) 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders) and 26 (Substance Abuse).
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity SM-09-007
Federal Agency Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-09-007
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.243
CFDA Descriptions: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
Current Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2009
Posted Date: Feb 20, 2009
Creation Date: Mar 24, 2009
Archive Date: May 17, 2009
Total Program Funding: $16,340,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $400,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 41
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Recent Congressional appropriations language for this program has directed CMHS to award (under Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended) Services in Supportive Housing Program grants to applicants that operate HUD-funded permanent supportive housing or other comparable programs. Therefore, eligibility is limited to permanent supportive housing programs. The following permanent supportive housing programs are eligible to apply: 1. HUD permanent supportive housing programs (Shelter Plus Care, SRO, SHP Permanent Housing, or SHP Safe Haven programs); or 2. Permanent supportive housing programs funded by non-HUD sources. Applicants must verify their eligibility by providing the following documentation in Appendix 6 of the application. Grant awards will be made only to entities that provide appropriate eligibility verification. 1. HUD-funded applicants must provide a copy of an award letter to verify a current, executed grant agreement from HUD. 2. Non-HUD funded applicants must provide a letter from a comparable housing program funding source verifying a current, executed grant or contract agreement. The letter must include the following information: 1. Brief summary describing funding source, including any funding requirements and/or restrictions; 2. Amount of funding provided per year for applicant's permanent supportive housing program; 3. Type of supportive housing (scattered-site or facility-based) and number of units provided; 4. Amount program participants pay from their income toward housing; and 5. Information about consumers': - choice in housing; - option in level and type of services received; and - tenancy rights (e.g. privacy in unit, leasing).
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Gwendolyn Simpson Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1 Choke Cherry Road Room 7-1085 Rockville, Maryland 20857 (240) 276-1408

gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov [gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov]
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