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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services-Access to Recovery.

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Criteria for selecting proposals...

SAMHSA applications for this program are peer-reviewed according to the review criteria listed above. For those programs with an individual award of over $100,000, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council also must review application. Decisions to fund a grant are based on: Strengths and weaknesses of the application as identified by the Peer Review Committee and approved by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council. Availability of funds. Balance among the geographic regions of the United States, different models for implementing the voucher programs (see Program Requirements, in Section I.), and the use of effective approaches to address those with special needs (e.g., homeless populations, people with co-occurring disorders, people living in rural areas, etc.) Evidence that funds will be distributed through a voucher mechanism that guarantees clients genuine, free, and independent choice among eligible clinical treatment and recovery support providers, among them at least one provider to which the clients has no religious objection. Evidence that the applicant has addressed the standards for grantees outlined in appendix C of the RFA. Evidence the applicant will increase capacity for recovery support services. In the event of a tie among applicant scores, the following method will be used to break the tie: Scores on the criterion with the highest possible point value will be compared (Extent to Which Proposed Project Meets ATR Goals-30 points). Should a tie still exist, the evaluation criterion with the next highest possible point value will be compared, continuing sequentially to the evaluation criterion with the lowest possible point value, should that be necessary to break all ties. If an evaluation criterion to be used for this purpose has the same number of possible points as another evaluation criterion, the criterion listed first in Section V-1 will be used first.