Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Funding Opportunity
This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award a programmatic supplement of approximately $583,330 (total costs) for up to one year to the current grantee of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center program. The current grantee is Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts. This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to the Education Development Center, Inc. based on receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group. Funding Opportunity Title: SM-13-008. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243. Authority: Section 520A and 520C of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. Justification: The purpose of this 1-year supplement is to support implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) and to support the infrastructure of the National Action Alliance (Action Alliance) for Suicide Prevention, with the overall goal of reducing suicides and suicidal behaviors in the country. Funds will be used to support implementation of the Action Alliance high priority area, to transform health care systems to significantly reduce suicide and suicide attempts. This will also build on the momentum of the 2011 report released by the Action Alliance's Clinical Care and Intervention Task Force, Suicide Care in Systems Framework, including the informal ``zero suicide'' learning collaborative, which currently involves six states and health care systems. Funds will also be used to directly support the infrastructure of the Action Alliance such as funding staff support for key Alliance initiatives, including the Action Alliance Executive Committee and task forces, and for direct meeting expenses of the Executive Committee and select task forces. SAMHSA funds only one Suicide Prevention Resource Center, SAMHSA's primary vehicle for providing technical assistance to the field. Therefore, this program supplement will be awarded to the grantee that manages the SPRC, specifically to the Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts. There are no other sources with the available resources and expertise to successfully complete the tasks of this proposal within the one-year grant period. 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: email@example.com.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Funding Opportunity
This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award approximately $200,000 (total costs) for up to one year to Link2Health Solutions, Inc. the current grantee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to Link2Health Solutions, Inc based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group. Funding Opportunity Title: SM-13-012. Catalog Of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243. Authority: Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. Justification: Only an application from Link2Health Solutions will be considered for funding under this announcement. It is considered most cost-effective and efficient to supplement the existing grantee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and to build on the existing capacity and infrastructure. Link2Health Solutions is in the unique position to carry out the activities of this grant announcement because it is the current recipient of SAMHSA's cooperative agreement to manage the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The purpose of this program is to manage, enhance, and strengthen the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (referred to as the Lifeline). Supplemental funding is being provided for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as a result of increased need for services through non-traditional telephonic means (e.g. chat and text-based intervention services). Priorities and awareness raising activities will also be directed towards ensuring that the prevention needs of diverse populations will be addressed. 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.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the “Stay Covered Challenge” and the “Churn Marketing Research Methodology Development Challenge”
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is announcing a new opportunity for individuals and organizations to help solve a critical problem in today's health environment. Specifically, there are high levels of involuntary breaks in health insurance coverage among the non-elderly population in the United States. These breaks are referred to as ``churning''when people transition from one source of insurance coverage to another when eligibility for assistance changes. Churning makes programs more complicated and costly to administer and can interrupt continuity of care, create gaps in coverage, reduce health plans' incentive to invest in their members' long-term wellness, and interfere with the accurate and comprehensive measurement of health care quality. According to a study by the Urban Institute, a total of 29.4 million people will have their eligibility status change each year beginning in 2014 \1\. This challenge aligns with SAMHSA's mission to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders on America's communities. SAMHSA recognizes that enrollment in health insurance plays a significant role in fulfilling this mission, from preventive health care to behavioral health treatment and recovery. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that of the individuals currently uninsured and expected to be covered under the Affordable Care Act, 11 million will have a behavioral health need. The literature on the causes of breaks in coverage (i.e., income, housing volatility), and the high prevalence of behavioral health conditions among the uninsured, points to an interrelationship between behavioral health symptoms and difficulties complying with administrative requirements in applying for and maintaining continuous coverage. Additionally, churning has a significant amount of administrative as well as health costs, and there is a disproportionate impact of this problem among individuals with behavioral health disorders. Therefore, SAMHSA is announcing two challenge projects to help develop innovative solutions to the barriers to developing a communications strategy targeting individuals who experience churn. The statutory authority for this challenge competition is section 105 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010 (COMPETES Act).
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 Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any Laboratory/IITF's certification is suspended or revoked, the Laboratory/IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any Laboratory/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 https:// www.workplace.samhsa.gov.