CARA Act ? Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States

Grants awarded through the CARA Act are intended as an enhancement to current or formerly
funded Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant award recipients as established community-based youth substance use prevention coalitions capable of effecting community-level change.

For the purposes of this FOA and the DFC Support Program, a coalition is defined as a community-based formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration among groups or sectors of a community in which each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy, and drug-free community.

CARA grant award recipients, also referred to as ?recipients,? are expected to conduct the day-to-day operations of the grant program.

CARA recipients are not permitted to serve as a conduit for CARA funds passing through them or to another agency.

Coalitions receiving CARA Act funds, as current or formerly funded DFC recipients, are expected to work with leaders in their communities to identify and address local youth opioid, methamphetamine, and/or prescription medication abuse and create sustainable community-level change.

Additionally, recipients are expected to implement comprehensive community-wide strategies.

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.

Office - None.

Okay.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Morgan County Partnership $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Children's Policy Council Of Dallas County, Alabama, Inc. $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Kandiyohi, County Of $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Newaygo County Regional Education Service Agency $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Northwest Family Services $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council Of Jefferson County Inc $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Gwinnette Coalition For Health & Human Services Inc $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Cape May County Council On Alcoholism And Drug Abuse Inc $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Erlanger-elsmere Board Of Education $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30
Roane County Anti-drug Coalition $ 50,000   2018-07-012021-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Allowable Activities Grants awarded through this program are intended to: ?Enhance the ability of established community organizations to create community-level change regarding opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications. ?Strengthen collaboration among communities, the federal government, state, local, and tribal governments to reduce the use of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth within the area served by the coalition. ?Enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth. ?Develop a comprehensive community-wide action plan to address the issue of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth. The types of activities that are expected and allowable include, but are not limited to: ?data collection to better understand the current local youth opioid, methamphetamine, and/or prescription medication abuse issues in the community; ?community education on the dangers of opioid, methamphetamine, and/or prescription medication abuse; ?prescriber education and training; ?awareness and availability of naloxone/narcan policies; ?increase awareness and availability of safe storage and prescription drug disposal options; ?promotion of proper usage of Presciption Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP); and/or ?seek specialized training and technical assistance to help increase the effectiveness of community anti-drug coalitions.

Unallowable Activities CARA grant funds may not be used to supplant current funding of existing activities.

?Supplant? is defined as replacing funding of a grant recipient?s existing program with funds from a federal grant. CARA grant funds may not be used to fund the following (not a fully exhaustive list): ?Youth Sports Programs Purchase of Naloxone/Narcan ?Treatment services/programs/facilities ?Construction ?Landscaping/neighborhood revitalization projects ?Food costs are not allowable for general coalition or subcommittee meetings. ?CARA grant funds may not be used to provide funding to community organizations through mini-grants, including one coalition funding another coalition. ?CARA grant funds may not be utilized for the following: law enforcement equipment, drug search detection canines or related training, drug courts, lighting, or community gardening efforts. ?CARA grant funds may not be used for stipends, as defined in the HHS Grants Policy Statement (GPS).

?No more than 10 percent of the grant award may be used for data collection, performance measurement, and performance assessment expenses.

?No more than 8 percent of the grant may be used for administrative expenses.

The administrative expenses are referring to indirect costs.

100% of funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The statutory authority for this program (stated in the Legislative Authority, 42 USC 1536 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) limits eligibility to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program recipients.

Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing local youth opioid, methamphetamine, and/or prescription medication abuse.

The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States *For the purposes of this FOA, ?youth? is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.

Credentials/Documentation

- Signed Assurance of Legal Eligibility - Disclosure of Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program funding - Meeting Minutes ? Coalition meeting minutes from a meeting that took place between September 2016 and the deadline for this application. - Applicant must demonstrate ability to comply with the CARA Program Evaluation requirements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This grant program is covered under Executive Order (EO) 12372, as implemented through Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulation at 45 CFR Part 100.

Under this Order, states may design their own processes for reviewing and commenting on proposed federal assistance under covered programs.

Certain jurisdictions have elected to participate in the EO process and have established State Single Points of Contact (SPOCs).

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.

Award Procedures

1. Applications received, statutory eligibility screening conducting 2. Peer Review is conducted, applications scored 3. Budget Reviews and Negotiations Conducted 4. Notice of Award (NoA) will then be sent electronically to the individual listed as the Business Official on the Application for federal Assistance. 5. list of awardees will be posted at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/Drug-Free-Communities-Support-Program. 6.2017 all applicants whose applications were sent to peer review will receive a letter from SAMHSA through postal mail and sent to the individual listed as the Business Official on the Application for Federal Assistance.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

CARA Act - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, Title 1, Section 103, Public Law 114-198, 42 U.S.C 201.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Non Competing Continuation is required for Renewal each year. Funding is subject to the availability of federal funds, and that matching funds, (if applicable), are verifiable, and progress of the award is documented and acceptable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing/match is not required in this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Budget Period is 12 months, Project Period 4 years. Recipients are eligible for up to 12 Months of No Cost Extension, after the Project Period end date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program Performance Reports (PPR) are due semi-annually to SAMHSA.

Federal Financial Report (FFR) (SF-425) is required quarterly to the Payment Management System.

Program Performance Reports (PPR) are due semi-annually to SAMHSA.

Federal Financial Report (FFR) (SF-425) is required annually, 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Program Performance Reports (PPR) are due semi-annually to SAMHSA.

Audits

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.

Records

Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds, and records related to the grant must be retained for 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

07-5201-7-1-365 - 075-2017-2017-1365.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $2,750,000; and FY 18 est $2,750,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Anticipated Total Available Funding:$2,750,000 Estimated Award Amount:Up to $50,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Okay.

Headquarters Office

Odessa Crocker 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: odessa.crocker@samhsa.hhs.gov Phone: 240-276-1078

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.




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