Community Grant Annoucement

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Fri, 15 May 1998 23:19:23 -0500


Subject: Cooperative Agreements to Document and Evaluate Mental
Health/Substance Abuse Services for Older Adults Through Primary Health
Care (FEDERAL REGISTER 4/22/98)

AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

SCOPE: SAMHSA and HRSA are making $3.5 to 4 million available for
cooperative agreements to support up to ten multi-site evaluations of
alternative models of delivering and financing mental health and/or
substance abuse (MH/SA) services for older adults through primary health
care. This Program seeks to identify differences in outcomes between models
using a referral approach to providing specialty MH/SA services and an
integrated approach to providing such services within the primary care
setting itself.

Applicants must already have been providing MH/SA services to older adults
by either the referral approach or the integrated approach, or by both, for
a minimum of one year prior to the date of application.

Public organizations, such as units of State or local government, domestic
private nonprofit and for-profit organizations, such as group practice
settings, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), community health
centers, other community-based organizations, universities, colleges,
hospitals, family and/or consumer operated organizations, and various types
of managed health care organizations are eligible to apply.

DEADLINE: June 19, 1998.

If you need more information, or would like help in preparing a grant
proposal for your agency, please call us.

H. C. Sonny Covington  @  I CAN! America
Community Based Management Consultants
427 St. John Street - Lafayette, LA  70501
(318) 235-7005  Fax 318-234-0953
hccovington@usa.net