Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) was reauthorized by the Children's Health Action of 2000, Public law 106-310.

Under this reauthorization, SAMHSA was given the authority to address priority substance abuse treatment, prevention and mental health needs of regional

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and national significance through assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and other public or nonprofit private entities.

Under these sections, CSAT, CMHS and CSAP seek to expand the availability of effective substance abuse treatment and recovery services available to Americans to improve the lives of those affected by alcohol and drug additions, and to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on individuals, families, communities and societies and to address priority mental health needs of regional and national significance and assist children in dealing with violence and traumatic events through by funding grant and cooperative agreement projects.

Grants and cooperative agreements may be for (1) knowledge and development and application projects for treatment and rehabilitation and the conduct or support of evaluations of such projects; (2) training and technical assistance; (3) targeted capacity response programs (4) systems change grants including statewide family network grants and client-oriented and consumer run self-help activities and (5) programs to foster health and development of children; (6) coordination and integration of primary care services into publicly-funded community mental health centers and other community-based behavioral health settings funded under Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Housing Works, Inc. $ 500,000   2022-09-302027-09-29
Bienestar Human Services, Inc. $ 499,999   2022-09-302027-09-29
Aspire Health Partners, Inc. $ 500,000   2022-09-302027-09-29
Positive Impact Health Centers Inc. $ 500,000   2022-09-302027-09-29
United Community Center, Inc. $ 500,000   2022-09-302027-09-29
Village South, Inc, The $ 499,900   2022-09-302027-09-29
Baker Places, Inc. $ 500,000   2022-09-302027-09-29
Recovery Consultants Of Atlanta, Incorporated $ 500,000   2022-09-302027-09-29
Lutheran Social Services Of Central Ohio $ 497,995   2022-09-302027-09-29
Volunteers Of America Chesapeake Inc $ 500,000   2022-09-302027-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 1,579 awards were made. Fiscal Year 2017: It is estimated 1,350 awards will be made. Fiscal Year 2018: It is estimated 815 awards will be made.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds (including direct costs and indirect costs) may be used only for expenses clearly related and necessary to carry out approved activities that will provide immediately useful, practical knowledge that service providers need as they wrestle with the rapidly changing health care environment.

Refer FY2010 SAMHSA Grants Funding Opportunities at

100% of grants funds under this CFDA.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public organizations, such as units of State and local governments and to domestic private nonprofit organizations such as community-based organizations, universities, colleges and hospitals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

other non-profits.


Applicants must provide proof of licensure, accreditation, certification, or chartering to provide substance abuse and/or mental health services or such other credential documentation as specific for a particular topical area. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applicants must comply with the Executive Order (E.O.) 12372 if their state(s) participates.

Review process recommendations from the state Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 45 CFR Part 75 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards and HHS Grants Policy Statement. All applicants must use the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 form.

Award Procedures

Applications for grants and cooperative agreements recommended for approval by the initial review group and concurred in by the appropriate National Advisory Council and the Center Director(s) are awarded directly by the appropriate Center (CMHS, CSAP, CSAT) of SAMHSA to the applicant organization.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Children's Health Act of 2000, Section 520 A-J,581,582, Public Law 106-310; Public Health Service Act, Title V, Section 509; 516, 42 U.S.C 290bb.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. CMHS and CSAT, STOP DFC. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Applications will be accepted for a project period of 1 to 7 years with 12 month budget periods. Annual awards will be made subject to continued availability of funds and progress achieved. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: SAMHSA awards grant projects for the 12 months budget period and release at the time the award is issued.

Post Assistance Requirements


Reports are required quarterly, semi-annually, or annually depending on individual program requirements.

Quarterly reports are due to the Division of Payment Management.

See above information.

The (SF-425) Federal Financial Report is required by SAMHSA, Division of Grant Management 90 days after the end of each 12 month period and 90 days after the final 12 month period.

Site Visits, Conference Calls, Program Progress Reports and GPRA Data Reports.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


There is a 3-year records retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been completed or findings resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1364-0-1-551 - 75-1363-0-1-551; 75-1365-0-1-551.


(Project Grants) FY 16 $791,858,769; FY 17 est $618,705,548; and FY 18 est $383,508,824

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$17,692 to $7,099,783; $417,410.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

CFR 200/45 CFR Part 75 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS awards; also the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Roger George 5600 Fisher Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: Phone: 2402761418

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Application submitted related to merit, peer review criteria scored, and generally funded in score order.

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