Beginning in fiscal year 2013, SAMHSA discretionary grant applications, including new and continuation, must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. SAMHSA will not accept paper applications except when a waiver of this requirement is approved by SAMHSA.
SAMHSA strongly encourages any organization intending to apply to a SAMHSA program to follow the Grants.gov Organization Registration Checklist [PDF - 357 KB] and to register now. Information on the advance registration necessary to submit applications may be found on Grants.gov.
Individual applicants may request a waiver of electronic submission, for instance, If they do not have the technological means or if their physical location receives poor-quality or intermittent connection to the Internet. More information about a waiver and the process to apply will be forthcoming on the SAMHSA website in November and also in each Funding Announcement.
The Organization Registration Checklist [PDF - 357 KB] provides registration guidance for a company; institution; state, local, or tribal government; or other types of organizations submitting for the first time through Grants.gov. Registration takes approximately 3–5 business days; however, Grants.gov recommends that applicants allow 4 weeks for completion of all steps in the registration process.