Opportunity SM-10-011

The summary for the Opportunity SM-10-011 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Opportunity SM-10-011: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2010 for the Training and Technical Assistance Center for Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (TTA-PBHCI) cooperative agreement. The purpose of this program, which is jointly funded by SAMHSA and HRSA, is to serve as a national training and technical assistance center on the bidirectional integration of primary and behavioral health care and related workforce development. SAMHSA is collaborating with HRSA on the TTA-PBHCI to support the mutual goal of promoting integrated primary and behavioral health care services across the health care delivery system. For the purposes of this announcement, "behavioral health care" includes mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery support services. The TTA-PBHCI will provide an array of training and technical assistance services to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of work to achieve the bidirectional integration of primary and behavioral health care. As a national resource, the TTA-PBHCI will provide technical assistance to grantees in SAMHSA's Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) program and entities funded through HRSA to address the health care needs of individuals with mental illnesses, substance use and co-occurring disorders, including individuals seen in Health Centers funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Through this coordinated effort, the TTA-PBHCI will: Increase the number of individuals trained in specific behavioral health related practices; Increase the number of organizations using integrated health care service delivery approaches; Increase the number of consumers credentialed to provide behavioral health related practices; Increase the number of model curriculums developed for bidirectional primary and behavioral health integrated practice; and, Increase the number of health providers trained in the concepts of wellness and behavioral health recovery. The TTA-PBHCI's overall goal is to promote the planning and development of integrated primary and behavioral health care for those with serious mental illness (SMI), addiction disorders and/or individuals with SMI and a co-occurring substance use disorder, whether seen in specialty mental health or primary care safety net provider settings across the country. It will address primary care-behavioral health care through a "no-wrong door" approach because individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse treatment needs, including individuals with SMI, often seek care in primary care settings to address their health care needs. The "No-wrong door" approach recognizes that access to physical health/behavioral health care services and effective referral arrangements for those living with a mental illnesses and/or addictions must happen in all health care settings, including primary care. The TTA-PBHCI will support grantees funded through the PBHCI grant program in the coordination and integration of primary care services into publicly funded community mental health and other community-based behavioral health settings. The training and technical assistance will help grantees address the disproportionate rates of early mortality among people with serious mental illnesses by making available routine primary care in community mental health and other community-based behavioral health settings. SAMHSA expects that people with serious mental disorders will show improvement in their physical health status as a result of this program and that others with mental health and substance abuse service needs will be properly screened, provided appropriate brief interventions and/or referred to more extensive treatment/services if needed. The TTA-PBHCI will support SAMHSA's Pledge for Wellness 10 by 10 Campaign to promote wellness for people with mental illnesses and reduce early mortality by 10 years over the next 10 year time period. The TTA-PBHCI will also serve the crucial function of supporting grantees and the field in understanding how health reform legislation and regulations will impact the scope, delivery and financing of integrated primary and behavioral healthcare programs. It is likely these reforms will require provider agencies to have better infrastructure and be prepared to collect and report data that substantiates that appropriate integrated care is being delivered and that it is producing high quality and cost effective outcomes. Much of the work in the workforce development field focuses on integration of behavioral health into primary care settings, but there is less known about integration of primary care into behavioral health settings or ways to promote peer support as a valuable component of behavioral health service delivery. In addition to the support for the grantees funded by SAMHSA and HRSA, the TTA-PBHCI grant will be a training resource for those in the behavioral health and primary care service fields involved with organizing, delivering and sustaining effective integrated primary care screening, assessment, treatment, and referral services. More... See the full funding opportunity description at http://samhsa.gov/Grants/2010/SM-10-011.aspx
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity SM-10-011
Federal Agency Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-10-011
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.243
CFDA Descriptions: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
Current Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2010
Posted Date: May 14, 2010
Creation Date: May 14, 2010
Archive Date: Jul 17, 2010
Total Program Funding: $1,750,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,750,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
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
Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example, State and local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations may apply. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN Tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. Applications are encouraged from national entities with experience in the provision of training and technical assistance in the area of primary care and behavioral health integration for those with serious mental illness (SMI) and those with SMI and co-occurring substance use disorders, particularly with regards to involvement at the community level across the 50 states. Joint applications from behavioral health and primary care training and technical assistance entities are strongly encouraged. Under this program, the grantee will receive two separate awards: HRSA will fund training and technical assistance for their community health centers and SAMHSA will fund training and technical assistance for the PBHCI grantees and a national technical assistance resource for the general public. The grantee will be required to submit separate documentation to HRSA for their Grants Management System and adhere to their statutory authority requirements. The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.
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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

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