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 OR Research Development Team.
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 is available:
SAMHSA Blog - Behavioral health topics, new programs, and reports
Pivot database (SAMHSA saved search) - find, track and share current/anticipated SAMHSA funding opportunities
Grants.gov (SAMHSA search) - Browse current/forecasted SAMHSA funding opportunities
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
Grant Awards by State - This site provides information on grants issued by SAMHSA for mental health and substance abuse services by State.
SAMHSA Grant Awards Archive - 2001 through 2021 awards
The OR Research Development team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Research Development for more information.
SAMHSA Grants Fact Sheet - Detailed information about SAMHSA’s efforts to improve grants management and oversight.
Directory of Single State Agencies (SSA) for Substance Abuse Services
Evidence-based tools for SAMHSA proposal development:
SAMHSA Grant Application Technical Assistance Resources
Grants 101 Guide from grants.gov - Federal Grant Lifecycle
UCF Library Support - The UCF library maintains a Data Management Research Guide. You can schedule a consultation to meet with a librarian for an in-depth one on one consultation specific to your research topic.
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 SAMHSA.gov website.
Formatting Instructions: please refer to the Funding opportunity Announcement (FOA) for each individual grant solicitation.
Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) - Typically an Optional Form
All grants.gov 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 grants.gov or www.samhsa.gov to ensure all required forms are present.
The OR Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, reviews, and more. Visit our website for more information.
POINTS OF CONTACT
This point of contact is very familiar with SAMHSA priorities/processes and can give helpful advice to increase the competitiveness of your proposal.
Research Development Specialist II
UCF Office of Research
Additionally, information on OR points of contact related to contracts, proposal submission, compliance, tech transfer, IRB, and IACUC is available at research.ucf.edu
Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The OR Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.
Search awardees in the SAMHSA Award Database - Search now
The OR Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF. Visit our website for more information.