SAMHSA Announces up to $46.7 Million Available in Grants

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March 13, 2014
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The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services.
The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in existing Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (which are the tribal equivalent of adult drug courts) and in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts (tribal or nontribal).
The purpose of this grant is to develop a free national mentoring network that will provide clinical support (e.g., clinical updates, consultations, evidence-based outcomes, and training) to physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals on how to best use opioids to treat chronic pain and opioid-related addiction.

Upcoming Events
This webinar will focus on examining the complexities and potential solutions for client data entry into multiple electronic systems. SAMHSA is encouraging all Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) providers to transition to full participation in Homeless Management Information Systems by 2016.
Register for this third webinar in the six-part series of Girls Matter! A Webinar Series Addressing Adolescent Girls' Behavioral Health. This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girls' substance use followed by a discussion of effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls.
Participate in this nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience.The first National Day of Action will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for specific hazards: tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and hurricanes.

Mayors' Resource Guide on Behavioral Health Issues

Guidance on Cash and In-kind Match Documentation under COC Program

Acceptable sources of cash match documentation generally include financial documentation that verifies the matching fund expenditure. Specific examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
·       employee timesheets with supervisory approval that explicitly indicate time spent engaged in eligible, grant-supported activities
·       quarterly payroll returns
·       payroll register
·       personnel file with salary/wage information
·       employee contract
·       cancelled checks/direct deposit schedule
·       invoices and receipts
·       general ledger and supporting ledgers
·       financial statements indicating the expenditure and funding source
·       grant agreements (for other local, state, and Federal grant funds; however, note that Federal grant funds must be statutorily authorized to be used as match or cost-sharing for another Federal program. It is the responsibility of the recipient to determine if the grant funds are approved for cost-sharing and match purposes)

Acceptable sources of in-kind match documentation include, but are not limited to the following:
·       signed and dated timesheets completed by an organization’s volunteers
·       donation forms completed by an individual or organization with a detailed description with a valuation of an item(s) or service(s)
·       receipts for supplies or services donated by an individual or organization with a detailed description of the item(s) or services(s)

To document in-kind match contributions, recipients are reminded of the following:
·       Who is the source? – The recipient/subrecipient must demonstrate that the contribution is from an acceptable donor source. This is a requirement for auditing purposes.
·       What was donated? – The recipient/subrecipient is able to demonstrate that what good or service is being used to fulfill match/cost-sharing requirements is eligible as match.
·       How was the value determined? – The donor should generally determine the value of goods and services and it should be based on standard objective sources (fair market value and not estimates).
·       Who verified the information? – Who at the recipient’s/subrecipient’s organization(s) certified that the information is correct? Is there a responsible party is prepared to sign that the information is true and correct?

As a general reminder, cash and in-kind match contributions must be for eligible costs in the CoC Program, but not necessarily for an approved cost/activity in a recipient’s budget. That is, it does not have to be tied to a specific Budget Line Item funded under the grant.  Also remember that while time frames may overlap, it must be within the grant term of the specific project.

[MARHMIS] FW: Question on HMIS and Stand Downs, Project Connect

I received the follow question for the MARHMIS Group. I some is using their system in the manner mention below, please email Kathleen Freeman.

Abram Hillson
Director of HMIS
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
P.O Box 18550
Trenton, New Jersey 08650-2085
Phone: 609-278-7567
Fax: 609-278-4173

From: Kathleen Freeman []
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 3:45 PM
To: Abram L. Hillson
Subject: Question on HMIS and Stand Downs, Project Connect

Hi Abram:

Could you send out a query asking if any MARHMIS members are using HMIS in some manner for Stand Downs/ Project Connect?

I have someone who is looking for referrals.


Kathleen E Freeman | Senior Analyst
The Cloudburst Group
8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 550
Landover, MD  20785-2231
(207) 582-2424 direct
(301) 918-4400 main
(301) 918-4900 fax
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