After what felt like a short off-season, grant season is here once again. The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has already announced a handful of new funding opportunities:
- Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program (Healthy Transitions)
- Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grants
- Statewide Consumer Network Program (SCN)
- Statewide Family Network (SFN)
- Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Native Connections)
- Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts (Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC))
- Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts)
Have you heard our podcast highlighting effective ways to approach SAMHSA funding opportunities? The following SAE CAREs Podcast features Stanley Kusnetz, who was with SAMHSA for over 20 years and was their Senior Review Administrator. He developed much of SAMHSA’s current review material, including their present scoring system!
- how SAMHSA applications are actually scored by SAMHSA reviewers;
- the underestimated weight of the description of your population in your application, regardless of numerical cap;
- a SAMHSA reviewer’s hate toward generalities in a narrative;
- the importance of having one person (either in-house or an external reviewer) make sure all parts of the narrative and application tie together before submission to SAMHSA;
- ensuring an organization’s sustainability after the grant period has ended; and
- how to make an application stand out to increase an applicant’s chance of being awarded funding.
If you’d like to connect with Stanley Kusnetz or would like to learn more about SAE’s grant writing services, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 684-4480.