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Funder Tool Kits: SAMHSA


This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and ORC Research Development Team.



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News, Opportunities, and Awards

SAMHSA's Strategic Initiatives

SAMHSA Newsroom - press announcements, quarterly newsletter, and media highlights of initiatives and other activities

SAMHSA Publications - view publications sorted by topic area

SAMHSA and NIH held a webinar and online question and answer session to explain the new eRA application process and offer support resources. The following materials are available:

SAMHSA Blog -  Behavioral health topics, new programs, and reports

Pivot database (SAMHSA saved search) - find, track and share current/anticipated SAMHSA funding opportunities (SAMHSA search) - Browse current/forecasted SAMHSA funding opportunities

SAMHSA FY 2017 Discretionary Grant Forecast - Includes plans for release of FOAs, descriptions, eligibility, award size/number, and anticipated release date.

Apply for a SAMHSA Grant - Browse current funding opportunities on the SAMHSA website. SAMHSA makes grant funds available through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Center for Mental Health Services. Find funding opportunities that support programs for substance use disorders and mental illness, and learn about the grant application, review, and management process.

Complete List of Awards - Searchable, including University of Central Florida

Specific Programs - Select View Awards on a particular FOA to see past awards

SAMHSA Grant Awards Archive - 2001 through 2016 awards

The Research Development team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi for more information.

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SAMHSA Proposal Guidance

SAMHSA Grants Fact Sheet - Detailed information about SAMHSA’s efforts to improve grants management and oversight.

SAMHSA Grant Review Process

Standard SAMHSA Application and Submission Guidelines:

Evidence-based tools for SAMHSA proposal development:

  • Guide to Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) - The EBP Web Guide features research findings and details about EBPs used to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders. EBPs integrate clinical expertise; expert opinion; external scientific evidence; and client, patient, and caregiver perspectives so that providers can offer high-quality services that reflect the interests, values, needs, and choices of the individuals served.

SAMHSA Grant Application Technical Assistance Resources

  • Grant-Specific Questions? Contact the person(s) listed under "Agency Contact" in the Request for Applications (RFA)
  • General Grants Questions? Call SAMHSA's Division of Grants Management at 240-276-1400
  • Problems Submitting Your Application on Contact the Helpdesk:

Grants 101 Guide from - Federal Grant Lifecycle

This guide provides quick-reference information and templates for specific sections required in most SAMHSA proposals (refer to the RFP for special requirements). Content is based on the website.

The Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, peer/editorial reviews, and more. Contact Megan Kellogg for more information.

FY 2017 Administrative and Application Submission Requirements for Discretionary Grants and Cooperative Agreements - DHHS SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Part II.

  • Note to Applicants: You must respond to the requirements in both the FOA PART I and PART II when preparing your application.

Formatting Instructions: From p.17 of SAMHSA FOA Part II (FY17)

Common SAMHSA grant application package forms:

All forms can be found at the R&R Family Forms site.*


*Please remember to complete ALL forms required of each individual SAMHSA RFP/RFA application package. The most user friendly way to complete a SAMHSA application is to download the application package (an interactive .pdf with forms and places to upload application documents) from or to ensure all required forms are present.

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SAMHSA Point of Contact at UCF

Megan Kellogg
Joint Grant Support Coordinator
Student Development and Enrollment Services &
Office of Research & Commercialization
University of Central Florida
(407) 823-0568

REACT support from ORC Research Development Team

A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.

R:  The Research Development team promises to rapidly Respond to investigator needs by immediately making ourselves available and beginning the research support process.

E:  The Research Development team can Evaluate needs and available assets based on agency/RFP guidelines, existing infrastructure, collaboration requirements, and special requests (such as samples from the proposal library or FOIA requests and templates created for the specific announcement/agency).

A:  The Research Development team can Assist with proposal components and coordinate efforts with the C&G team and College/Institute Administrators. Research Development can help prepare non-technical components of the proposal such as Facilities Equipment & Other Resources, Current & Pending Support, Letters of Collaboration, Biographical Sketches, Collaborators & Other Affiliations, research timeline tables, and perform searches for UCF facts and demographics/enrollment data.  We can point to on-line materials that support the proposal preparation.

C:  The Research Development team can Coordinate the proposal progress through meeting/communication assistance, identification and connection with collaborators/partners, document management, review coordination (editorial review, technical peer review), proposal progress scheduling, and follow-ups with collaborators.

T:  The Research Development team can Track proposals through the stages of revision and finalization, and can provide post-submission evaluation.