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1 ) Marsha Baker, LCSW-C Public Health Advisor Center for Substance Abuse TreatmentSubstance Abuse and Mental HealthServices AdministrationSeptember 23, 2008
2 Overview Introduction to SAMHSA FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Application ProcessThe service mission of the Recovery CommunityRecovery Support Service Agencies and Future Directions
3 Introduction to SAMHSA SAMHSA is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human ServicesSAMHSA has 3 Centers:Center for Mental Health ServicesCenter for Substance Abuse TreatmentCenter for Substance Abuse PreventionI will be giving a short presentation on SAMHSA, our funding opportunities, how you can link your project to one of our funding opportunities, how you can apply for one of our grants, and writing competitive applications. For more information about SAMHSA, check out our web site at
4 SAMHSA’s Strategic Plan VISIONA Life in the Community for EveryoneMISSIONBuilding Resilience and Facilitating RecoveryACCOUNTABILITYCAPACITYEFFECTIVENESSMeasure and reportprogram performanceIncrease serviceavailabilityImprove servicequalityWe have a strategic plan, including a vision and a mission statement. Our vision is “A Life in the Community for Everyone” andWe are achieving this vision through our mission “building resilience and facilitating recovery.”In collaboration with non-profit organizations, as well as local and State governments, SAMHSA is working to ensure that people with or at risk for a mental or addictive disorder have the opportunity for a fulfilling life that includes a job, a home, and meaningful relationships with family and friends.In addition, we are interested in improving accountability, capacity, and effectiveness, which we call ACE. With this strategy, we can assure that resources are being used wisely and well in community and State programs to treat addiction and dependence, to prevent substance abuse, and to provide mental health services.Track national trendsEstablish measurements andreporting systemsDevelop and promote standardsto monitor service systemsAchieve excellence in managementpracticesAssess resources and needsSupport service expansionImprove services organizationand financingRecruit, educate, and retain workforceCreate interlocking systems of carePromote appropriate assessment andreferralAssess service deliverypracticesIdentify and promoteevidence-based approachesImplement and evaluateinnovative servicesProvide workforce trainingand education
5 The SAMHSA Matrix of Priorities shows how we operationalize the vision and mission: SAMHSA’s budget, policy, and program activities – including the discretionary grant programs and communications initiatives – have been aligned to reflect our core priority areas: co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, substance abuse treatment capacity, seclusion and restraint, strategic prevention framework for substance abuse, children and families, mental health system transformation, suicide prevention, homelessness, older adults, HIV/AIDS & hepatitis, criminal & juvenile justice, and workforce development. This matrix serves as a guidepost for budget formulation, program development, and resource allocation at SAMHSA. These priorities are in alignment with the President’s priorities and those of the Secretary of Dept. of Health and Human Services.The priority program areas are linked to cross-cutting principles that help ensure that SAMHSA’s work will meet the highest standards. These principles include using evidence-based practices, data for performance measurement & management, collaboration with public, private, and international partners, reducing stigma, discrimination, and barriers to services, cultural competency and eliminating disparities, community and faith-based approaches, trauma & violence, financing strategies & cost effectiveness, rural & other specific settings, and disaster readiness and response.One way of saying it is that the program issues (blue) help us do the right thing, and the cross-cutting principles (red) help us do things right.All of our p
6 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) The largest grant-making agency in the Federal government.60,000 grants per year.
7 SAMHSA IS… One of the eleven grant making agencies of HHS. FY 2008 SAMHSA Budget $3.2 billion.Other HHS agencies include CDC, FDA, ACF, and HRSA.
8 2008 FY Funding Opportunities Center for Mental Health ServicesStatewide Family NetworksStatewide Consumer NetworksConsumer/Consumer Supporter TA CentersJail Diversion and Trauma RecoveryOlder Adults Targeted Capacity ExpansionChild Mental Health InitiativeThese are the funding opportunities for the Center for Mental Health Services that were announced for FY2007. Each Center administers a series of grant programs, which changes every year.If you are interested in applying for a specific grant, you can request or download from the web an application kit for that specific program after it has been announced or published.
9 FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Center for Mental Health Services (cont’d)Campus Suicide PreventionMinority FellowshipNetworking and Certifying Suicide Prevention HotlinesNational Child Traumatic Stress NetworkConference GrantsMental Health Data InfrastructureCircles of Care
10 FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Center for Substance Abuse PreventionConferencesDrug-Free Communities - CoalitionsDrug-Free Communities –MentorsMinority SA/HIV Prevention InitiativeThese are the anticipated funding opportunities for the Center for Mental Health Services for FY2007. Each Center administers a series of grant programs, which changes every year. The funding estimates for these programs are based on the President’s budget request for FY2007 and could change once we have appropriations for this year.If you are interested in applying for a specific grant, you can request or download from the web an application kit for that specific program after it has been announced or published.
11 FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Center for Substance Abuse TreatmentTargeted Capacity Expansion – HIV/AIDSTargeted Capacity Expansion (General)Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs)Treatment Drug CourtsPregnant and Postpartum WomenThese are the anticipated funding opportunities for the Center for Mental Health Services for FY2007. Each Center administers a series of grant programs, which changes every year. The funding estimates for these programs are based on the President’s budget request for FY2007 and could change once we have appropriations for this year.If you are interested in applying for a specific grant, you can request or download from the web an application kit for that specific program after it has been announced or published.
12 FY 2008 Funding Opportunities Center for Substance Abuse Treatment(continued)Recovery Community Services ProgramAccess to RecoveryTreatment for Homeless IndividualsPhysician Clinical Support SystemConferencesScreening, Brief Intervention, and Treatment (SBIRT).These are the anticipated funding opportunities for the Center for Mental Health Services for FY2007. Each Center administers a series of grant programs, which changes every year. The funding estimates for these programs are based on the President’s budget request for FY2007 and could change once we have appropriations for this year.If you are interested in applying for a specific grant, you can request or download from the web an application kit for that specific program after it has been announced or published.
13 Accessing Funding Opportunities Access SAMHSAAccess Grants.govNo longer publish announcements in Federal RegisterThere are several ways in which you can learn about SAMHSA funding opportunities. The “funding opportunities” are grants that you can apply for but it is a highly competitive process.You can access our web site where we post grant announcements. Click on “Grants” and either look at FY2007 Funding Opportunities At a Glance for upcoming grants announcements, or look at current grant announcements in FY2007 Funding Announcements. You can always discuss the funding opportunity with the Government Project Officer listed in the announcement to learn more about the project & the requirements.You can access which provides access to ours as well as many other federal grant opportunities. You can either search or sign up for their list serve and through this be notified of SAMHSA announcements.Note that we no longer publishing our funding opportunities in the Federal Register.
14 Competitive Applications Must HavesYour organization must be eligibleDifferent categories of eligibility, for example:Domestic, public and private non-profit organizationsState governmentCommunity-based organizationsOffice of the Governor
15 Competitive Applications More Must Haves:Must have appropriate licensures or experience as stated in the announcementMust have appropriate Government formsPHS (Application Form)SF 424 (Face Page)SF424A (Budget Form)Must use required formatYour organization has to be eligible for the particular program that you are interested in or you will not be awarded a grant. Always check the eligibility category first but then read further to see if there are opportunities to partner with the organization that is eligible to apply, for example the State government.
16 Evaluation CriteriaReviewers assess the application against the evaluation criteria in the announcementWe have a peer review system. The reviewers, experts in the field, read your application against the funding announcement to see if you are eligible, have adhered to the instructions and requirements, and to see how you have responded to the evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria are in the project narrative of the funding announcement.The reviewers will assign points per each evaluation criterion for a total number. Those with highest numbers will be considered for funding first.
17 Reviewing our missions… Corporation for National and Community Service: to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.SAMHSA: a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
18 Related language… Service learning principles Build stronger, sustainable community networksHelp rural and economically distressed communities gain access to private and public resourcesPut the needs of local communities firstSupport diverse organizationsBuild collaborationsMaking a Difference
19 Recovery Community and the Recovery Movement The “recovery community” is a voluntary association of those impacted by AOD problems who come together for mutual support and joint action on AOD-related issues.A “recovery community” exists only to the extent that multiple and diverse recovery communities reach beyond their own geographical and cultural boundaries to embrace a single identity.The recovery movement is an organized effort to:remove barriers to recovery for those still suffering from AOD problems, andto improve the quality of life of those recovering from AOD problems.
20 Recovery Community and the Recovery Movement Paradigm shift from traditional treatment modelsGives the message that recovery is possibleBuilds on individual and community strengthsProvides support to those in recovery through shared experienceRemove barriers to recovery for those suffering from addictionAssists the individual in recovery to re-engage—based on resilience, health, and hope—with one’s family, friends, and community.
21 Recovery Community and the Recovery Movement Persons in recovery and their family members are explicitly recognized as pivotal members of the workforce, as they have critical roles in caring for themselves and each other, whether informally through self-help and family care-giving or more formally through organized peer- and family-support services.These individuals are the unsung heroes and heroines of the workforce and provide a unique perspective that enhances the overall relevance and value of the care provided.
22 Recovery Support Services Recovery support services are services aimed at removing barriers and opening natural pathways to addiction recovery.Services may include:Transitional housingTransportation supportAlcohol and drug free socializationRecovery CoachingEmployment/Career TrainingSupport GroupsHealth and Wellness ClassesParenting SupportLife skills
23 The recovery community is one in which service is highly valued— one in which the stability of one’s own sobriety is measured not by what one possesses but by what one gives away.William L. White, 2000
24 You give back, you don’t give up You give back, you don’t give up.’ You can always choose to help others. If you do, it will change you.” Betty FordFormer 1st lady