Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funding Opportunity
This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award $459,505 (total costs) for up to five years to CADCA for the National Substance Abuse Leadership Forum Cooperative Agreement. Under this initiative, CADCA will provide training and technical assistance to a large number of community leaders across the country who are committed to behavioral health (i.e., prevention, recovery, resilience, and wellness); and address current issues related to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, and/or mental disorders across the nation. Conference and training activities supported through this cooperative agreement include SAMHSA's Prevention Day, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, and CADCA's Mid-Year Training Institute. These conferences serve as a portal for knowledge dissemination and state-of-the-art information transfer; and assist community leaders in developing effective local programs, practices, and policies that support national substance abuse prevention goals, outcomes and efforts, such as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and underage drinking prevention. The CADCA Conference initiative directly supports SAMHSA's mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to CADCA based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group. Funding Opportunity Title: SP-14-001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243. Authority: Section 516 of the Public Health Services Act, as amended. Funds for a portion of this initiative are also authorized under Sections 509, 516 and 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. Justification: Eligibility for this award is limited to CADCA. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide training and technical assistance for thousands of members of community coalitions dedicated to preventing substance abuse through a national leadership conference. CADCA is the only national organization that has special expertise and unique broad, national-level experience in working with community anti-drug coalitions. For more than 18 years, coalitions and coalition leadership have turned to CADCA to obtain the assistance they need to implement, operate, and sustain effective local community anti- drug strategies. The CADCA will take advantage of the resources of multiple agencies located throughout the federal, state and local governments, philanthropies, and universities to bring the best available knowledge, information, and technology to local community anti-drug coalitions working to prevent and reduce drug use among the youth of America. CADCA is the only identified organization with the required experience and national reach to over 5,000 identified anti- drug coalitions across the country. CADCA has long been recognized in communities as well as states throughout the nation as the national voice for the advocacy and technical support of anti-drug coalitions. As such, it is uniquely qualified and positioned to carry out the requirements of this announcement. Contact: Cathy Friedman, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1097, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone: (240) 276-2316; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current List of Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing For Federal Agencies
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies federal agencies of the Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 29908); September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118); April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644); November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858); December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75122); and on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). A notice listing all currently certified laboratories and IITF is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http:// www.workplace.samhsa.gov.