The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Grant Annoucements

Online Grants Application Process

Consider what these benefits could mean to your business operation:

  • Register one time only for all Federal grant opportunities available online.

  • Keep core information available for all grant-application uses.

  • Manage the application documents that are sent forward in response to Requests for Applications.

  • Access multiple sources of technical support from SAMHSA, HHS, and

Would any of these benefits help you streamline your grant-application process?

SAMHSA invites its applicants to take a step forward into a new grantee experience with this innovative system, managed by SAMHSA's own home agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). By addressing the huge knowledge-management enterprise of the grant-making process, the Federal government has begun the process of bringing agencies closer to the action agents of their programs-their grantee stakeholders. For more information, visit

The charter of, one of 24 President's Management Agenda E-Government initiatives, is to provide a simple, unified electronic storefront for interactions between grant applicants and the Federal agencies that manage grant funds. There are 26 Federal grant-making agencies and over 900 individual grant programs that award over $400 billion in grants each year. The grant community, including state, local and tribal governments, academia and research institutions, and not-for-profits, need only visit one website,, to access the annual grant funds available across the Federal government. For an overview of, please review our Vision and Goals (.pdf). In short, provides:

  • A single source for finding grant opportunities.

  • A standardized manner of locating and learning more about funding opportunities.

  • A single, secure and reliable source for applying for Federal grants online.

  • A simplified grant application process with reduction of paperwork.

  • A unified interface for all agencies to announce their grant opportunities, and for all grant applicants to find and apply for those opportunities.

In addition to simplifying the grant application process, also creates avenues for consolidation and best practices within each grant-making agency. Grant-making Agencies and Partners (.pdf) provides a list of Grant-making agencies and partners. has enhanced the Get Started and Registration information to help you get on track with finding and applying for Federal Grants. There are two key features on the site: Find Grant Opportunities and Apply for Grants. Everything else on the site is designed to support these two features and your use of them. Registration information is provided to guide you through the entire process.

Important Note: Your Central Contractor Registry (CCR) Registration must be renewed once a year. Your CCR E-Business Point of Contact (POC) should check your renewal status yearly at the following link: . If you are not sure of the status of your registration or who your E-Business POC is, you can search the CCR database at


GrantsNet is an Internet application tool created by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Grants Management and Policy (OGMP) for finding and exchanging information about HHS and other Federal grant programs. GrantsNet serves the general public, the grantee community, and grant-makers (i.e. state and local governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and commercial businesses). GrantsNet provides a variety of Department-wide grants policies governing the award and administration of grant activities, publishing these in grants policy directives, regulations, and/or manuals.

GrantsNet is the site which links to informative materials relating to opportunities, application process, and managing of Federal grants. For more information, visit

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Last Update: 9/24/2008