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2017-089-3194 Grant from Dept of Health and Human ServicesRESOLUTION NO. 2017 -89 -3194 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00) PER YEAR FOR (5) FIVE YEARS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the City of Miami Gardens has been approached by a local nonprofit organization, Gang Alternative, to partner in submitting an application to the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Program (ReCAST Program), and WHEREAS, the purpose of this Program is to assist high -risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence - based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma - informed behavioral health services, and WHEREAS, the goal of the ReCAST Program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, reductions in trauma, and sustained community change, and WHEREAS, the City would serve as the Fiscal Agent for the grant, and WHEREAS, Gang Alternative will serve as the Lead Agency and will work in partnership with the North Dade Youth and Family Coalition (NDYFC) and Live Healthy Miami Gardens (LHMG), and will be responsible for guiding a community - coalition of residents and community -based non - profit organizations to address these issues, and WHEREAS, the application is due on May 17, 2017, and the intent is to apply for the maximum funding amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per year for five (5) years, and WHEREAS, no matching funds will be required from the City for this grant, and WHEREAS, Staff is recommending the City Council authorize the City Manager to apply for a grant in the amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per year for (5) five years from the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, ReCAST Program for implementation of evidence based mental health and behavioral health services, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: Section 1: ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas paragraphs are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution. Section 2: ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT /AUTHORIZATION: The City Council of the City of Miami Gardens hereby authorizes the City Manager to apply for a grant in the amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per year for (5) five years from the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma for implementation of evidence based mental health and behavioral health services. Section 3: EFFECTIVE DATE: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its final passage. Resolution No. 2017 -89 -3194 PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MAY 10, 2017. a t- L %_ _ OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: RONETTA TAYLOR, WC, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM Moved by: 6J4 ir>ra 0 Seconded by: tAOLN VL'% VOTE: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph-D Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis Councilman Rodney Harris Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom Councilwoman Felicia Robinson Councilman David Williams Jr Resolution No. 2017 -89 -3194 ✓ (Yes) (No) ✓ (Yes) (No) (Yes) (No) ✓ (Yes) (No) [/ (Yes) (No) (Yes) (No) (Yes) (No)/' e&LLse-A • s ,k­ City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo 18605 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Council Meeting Date: May10, 2017 Item Type: EnterX in box Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) In Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No x Funding Source: N/A Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No x Contract /P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Sponsor Name Yes No RFP /RFQ /Bid #: Department: N/A City Manager's Office X Councilwoman Lillie Odom Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00) PER YEAR FOR (5) FIVE YEARS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background The City of Miami Gardens has been approached by a local nonprofit organization, Gang Alternative, to partner in submitting an application to the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA), Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST Program). Eligibility is limited to local government in partnership with community - based organizations. SAMHSA believes that local municipalities are in the best position to implement a coordinated, public health approach that leads to improved behavioral health and sustained community change and to develop partnerships within the community that result in high -risk youth and their families having equitable access to resources and services. 18605 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 The purpose of this program is to assist high -risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence - based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma - informed behavioral health services. For the purposes of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), civil unrest is defined as demonstrations of mass protest and mobilization, community harm, and disruption through violence often connected with law enforcement issues. The goal of the ReCAST Program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, reductions in trauma, and sustained community change. Current Situation The City would serve as the Fiscal Agent for the grant. Gang Alternative will serve as the Lead Agency and will work in partnership with the North Dade Youth and Family Coalition (NDYFC) and Live Healthy Miami Gardens (LHMG) and will be responsible for guiding a community - coalition of residents and community- based; non - profit organizations in partnership with such entities as health and human services providers, schools, and institutions of higher education; faith -based organizations; businesses, and law enforcement; and employment, housing, and transportation services agencies to work collaboratively to promote resiliency and well -being for high -risk youth, families, and communities that have recently faced civil unrest and concomitant individual, familial, and community trauma. The application is due on May 17, 2017 and the intent is to apply for the maximum funding amount of $1,000,000 per year for 5 years. Fiscal Impact No cash match funds will be required from the City of Miami Gardens. Proposed Action: It is recommended that City Council allow City Staff to assist with preparation of this Department of Health and Human Services ReCast Grant proposal in partnership with Gang Alternative for submission on or prior to May 17, 2017. Attachment: Attachment A: Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. SM -17 -009; Executive Summary Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program) (Modified Announcement) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. SM -17 -009 Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No.: 93.243 PART 1: Programmatic Requirements Note to Applicants: This document MUST be used in conjunction with SAMHSA's "Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PART II: Administrative and Application Submission Requirements for Discretionary Grants and Cooperative Agreements ". PART I is individually tailored for each FOA. PART 11 includes requirements that are common to all SAMHSA FOAs. You MUST use both documents in preparing your application. Key Dates: Application Deadline Applications are due by May 17, 2017. Intergovernmental Review Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the (E.O. 12372) State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline. Public Health System Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate state and Impact Statement local health agencies by the application deadline. (PHSIS) /Single State Comments from the Single State Agency are due no later Agency Coordination than 60 days after the application deadline. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist high -risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence - based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma - informed behavioral health services. The goal of the ReCAST Program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, reductions in trauma, and sustained community change. Funding Opportunity Title: Resiliency In Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program) Funding Opportunity Number: SM -17 -009 Due Date for Applications: May 17, 2017 Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2,500,000 Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 2 awards Estimated Award Amount: Up to $1,000,000 per year Cost Sharing /Match Required No Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years Local municipalities (e.g., counties, cities, Eligible Applicants: and local governments) in partnership with community -based organizations that have faced civil unrest within the past 24 months from the posting of this FOA. [See Section III -1 of this FOA for complete eligibility information.] 4 Be sure to check the SAMHSA website periodically for any updates on this program. IMPORTANT: SAMHSA is transitioning to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. Due to this transition, SAMHSA has made changes to the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements for all Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). All applicants must register with NIH's eRA Commons in order to submit an application. Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov (see PART 11: Section 1 -1 and Section II -1 for all registration requirements). Due to the new registration and application requirements, it is strongly recommended that applicants start the registration process six (6) weeks in advance of the application due date. I. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION PURPOSE The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA), Center for Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist high -risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence - based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma - informed behavioral health services. The goal of the ReCAST Program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, reductions in trauma, and sustained community change. For the purposes of this FOA, civil unrest is defined as demonstrations of mass protest and mobilization, community harm, and disruption through violence often connected with law enforcement issues. Communities that have experienced civil unrest share similar characteristics': U.S. Department of Justice. Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department (2015). http://www.iustice.gov /sites /defau It/files /o pa/press- re leases/attac h me nts/2 01 5/03/04/fe rg u son police department report.pdf W Barriers to access and lack of social services, health care, legal and political representation, housing, employment, and education; Current and historic strains in community and public sector relationships, e.g., law enforcement, school, health, and /or housing and community relationships; and • Racial /ethnic minority and marginalized populations with experiences of poverty and inequality. The ReCAST Program closely aligns with SAMHSA's Recovery Support and Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiatives. More information on these Initiatives is available at: hftp: / /www.samhsa.gov/ about -us /strategic- initiatives. In addition, this program seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served. (See PART II: Appendix F — Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities.) ReCAST Program grants are authorized under Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020 -MHMD. 2. EXPECTATIONS The ReCAST Program will promote resiliency and well -being for high -risk youth, families, and communities that have recently faced civil unrest and concomitant individual, familial, and community trauma. SAMHSA expects the ReCAST Program to be guided by a community- coalition of residents and community- based; non - profit organizations in partnership with such entities as health and human services providers, schools, and institutions of higher education; faith -based organizations; businesses, state and local government entities, and law enforcement; and employment, housing, and transportation services agencies. The overall goal of the ReCAST Program is to provide communities that have experienced civil unrest within the past 24 months from the posting of this FOA, with equitable access to resources and services to ensure that high -risk youth and their families benefit from evidence -based violence prevention, community youth engagement efforts, and linkages to trauma - informed behavioral health servicesZ to strengthen the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems, and to build resilient and trauma - informed communities. Program goals include the following: Building a foundation to promote well- being, resiliency, and community healing through community- based, participatory approaches3; Creating more equitable access to trauma - informed community behavioral health resources; Strengthening the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems to address the social determinants of health, recognizing that factors, such as law enforcement practices, transportation, employment, and housing policies, can contribute to health outcomes; • Creating community change through community- based, participatory approaches that promote community and youth engagement, leadership development, improved governance, and capacity building; and • Ensuring that program services are culturally specific and developmentally appropriate. SAMHSA will prioritize funding grants from communities that have formed partnerships between key stakeholders including state and local governments (including multiple cities and counties if impacted); public or private universities and colleges; and non- profit community and faith- based organizations. Applicants must provide a signed Statement of Assurance identifying key partners with whom established partnerships exist (see Appendix IV). 2 Please refer to Appendix III for more information about trauma - informed behavioral health approaches and services. 3 Community- based, participatory approaches are guided by the eight principles of community- based, participatory research, as defined by Israel et. al., (1998). These include: recognizes community as a unit of identity; builds on strengths and resources within the community; facilitates collaborative partnerships in all phases of the research; integrates knowledge and action for mutual benefit of all partners; promotes a co- learning and empowering process that attends to social inequalities; involves a cyclical and iterative process, addresses health from both positive and ecological perspectives, disseminates findings and knowledge gained to all partners. F SAMHSA is and will continue to coordinate extensively with the Department of Education in the administration of this program. As part of the coordination activities, applications that include a signed Statement of Assurance (see Appendix IV) indicating that the applicant organization has consulted with the Authorized Representative of the Local Education Agency (LEA) will gain five (5) additional points. The applicant organization must also assure continued collaboration and partnership with the LEA in the proposed grant program. The signed Statement of Assurance should be included in Attachment 5 of your application. If the signed Statement of Assurance is not included in your application, you will not receive the five (5) additional points. An additional five (5) points will be given to applications that include a signed Statement of Assurance (see Appendix IV) which confirms established partnerships with key partners (state and local governments, including multiple cities and counties if impacted); public or private universities and colleges; and non - profit community and faith -based organizations that are identified in the application. The signed Statement of Assurance should be included in Attachment 5 of your application. If the signed Statement of Assurance is not included in your application, you will not receive the five (5) additional points. SAMHSA intends that delivery of services should begin no later than nine months after award. If your application is funded, you will be expected to develop behavioral health disparities impact statement no later than 60 days after your award. (See PART II- Appendix E, Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities.) Although people with behavioral health conditions represent about 25 percent of the U.S. adult population, these individuals account for nearly 40 percent4 of all cigarettes smoked and can experience serious health consequences5. A growing body of research shows that quitting smoking can improve mental health and addiction recovery 4 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (March 20, 2013). The NSDUH Report: Adults with Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder Account for 40 Percent of All Cigarettes Smoked. Rockville, MD. http: / /med ia.sam hsa. gov /data /spotiig ht/spot104- cigarettes- mental - illness- substance - use - disorder. pdf 5 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014. outcomes. Research shows that many smokers with behavioral health conditions want to quit, can quit, and benefit from proven smoking cessation treatments. SAMHSA strongly encourages all grantees to adopt a tobacco -free facility /grounds policy and to promote abstinence from all tobacco products (except in regard to accepted tribal traditions and practices). Grantees must utilize third party and other revenue realized from provision of services to the extent possible and use SAMHSA grant funds only for services to individuals who are not covered by public or commercial health insurance programs, individuals for whom coverage has been formally determined to be unaffordable, or for services that are not sufficiently covered by an individual's health insurance plan. In addition, grantees are required to implement policies and procedures that ensure other sources of funding are utilized first when available for that individual. 2.1 Required Activities The proposed project must include the following activities: Convene and engage a diverse coalition of stakeholders in the community, including LEAs, community leaders /members, family /youth representatives, local public agencies (e.g., behavioral health, law enforcement, health and human services providers, and other child, family, and community - serving providers) and other local partners (e.g., clergy and faith -based organizations, businesses, public or private universities or colleges, and non - profit organizations) to provide guidance and leadership on all grant activities. • Identify a 1.0 Full -time Equivalent (FTE) Program Manager to lead, manage, and coordinate all grant activities. Within three months of the grant award, conduct a Community Needs and Resources Assessment. The community needs and resources assessment is intended to be a planned and purposeful process of gathering, analyzing, and reporting current data and information about the characteristics, needs, and resources of the community in which the proposed activities will be implemented and, in particular, the needs of high -risk youth and their families. The assessment should involve community members and focus on community - identified drivers of civil unrest, trauma, and violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE) tool is one example of a community needs and resource assessment plan. Seethe tool at: hftp: / /www.cdc.gov /nccdphp /dch/ programs /healthycommunitiesprogram /tools /cha nge /pdf /changeactionguide.pdf. Within six months of the grant award, develop and implement a community strategic plan that outlines a common vision to address the goals of the program and builds partnerships and awareness of the issues faced by high -risk youth and 9 their families. A strategic plan can include a diverse array of activities, such as developing a set of core principles and values that reflect a community -based participatory partnership. For additional strategic plan activities, see the CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program website at: hftp://www.cdc.gov/nccdph-p/dch/programs/reach/index.htm. All required activities should be addressed in the strategic plan. • Within six months of the grant award, develop a memorandum of understanding that demonstrates the commitment of persons within the community in positions of leadership and authority to support all program activities. Identify and implement trauma - informed behavioral health services (e.g., Preventing Long -term Anger and Aggression in Youth of Color, Strengthening Black Families); evidence -based violence prevention and community engagement programs; and other culturally specific and developmentally appropriate strategies that address the needs of high -risk youth, families, and community members and that build community resilience. • Provide training in trauma - informed approaches to first responders, educators, clergy, and health and human services providers to increase their ability to assist children, adolescents, adults, and all community members in the aftermath of civil unrest events. • Provide peer support activities for high risk youth and families, such as support group facilitation, peer counseling, mentoring, goal setting, linking to resources, and supporting the development of self- advocacy and empowerment provided by Peer Supporters who have lived experience receiving mental health and substance abuse services. 2.2 Other Allowable Activities SAMHSA's ReCAST Program grants will also support the following types of activities: • Coordinate with housing and employment programs (e.g., Youth Build and Workforce Investment Act). • Provide Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and /or other mental health literacy trainings for first responders (e.g., police, firefighters, emergency services staff), school personnel, clergy, parents, health and human services providers, and other child, family, and community - serving providers. • Provide cultural competency and implicit bias reduction training to educators, first responders, and other community service providers to increase awareness and acknowledgement of differences in language, age, culture, socio- economic status, 10 political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity, and life experiences. • Provide activities that address behavioral health disparities and the social determinants of health. • Provide trainings for law enforcement that focus on increasing positive police - community relationships. • Provide self -care activities for first responders, educators, and health and human services providers to reduce secondary traumatic stress known as compassion fatigue. • Provide workforce training in behavioral health aspects related to disaster recovery and crisis response for mental health professionals, disaster recovery workers, and law enforcement, (e.g., Skills for Psychological Recovery, Psychological First Aid, and Crisis Intervention Team). • Provide individual and group counseling for grief and loss to support children and adolescents and other family members. 2.3 Data Collection and Performance Measurement All SAMHSA grantees are required to collect and report certain data so that SAMHSA can meet its obligations under the Government Performance and Results (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010. You must document your ability to collect and report the required data in Section D: Data Collection and Performance Measurement of your application. Grantees will be required to report performance on the following performance measures: • The number of individuals who have received training in trauma - informed approaches, violence prevention, mental health literacy, and other related trainings; • The number of people in the health and human services workforce, including community services providers and first responders, receiving training in trauma - informed approaches, violence prevention strategies, and other related trainings; • The number of organizations and community representatives that are collaborating /coordinating /sharing resources with each other as a result of the grant; and • The number of people receiving trauma - informed behavioral health services. 11 This information will be gathered using SAMHSA's data -entry reporting system, access will be provided upon award. More information on the data collection required can be accessed at: hfti)s:/ /www.cmhs- gpra.samhsa.gov, along with instructions for completing it. Data will be collected quarterly after entry of annual goals. Data are to be entered into a web -based system supported by quarterly written fiscal reports and written annual reports. Technical assistance for the web -based data entry and annual report generation is available. The collection of these data will enable CMHS to report on key outcome measures relating to mental health. In addition to these outcomes, data collected by grantees will be used to demonstrate how SAMHSA's grant programs are reducing behavioral health disparities nationwide. Performance data will be reported to the public as part of SAMHSA's Congressional Justification. 2.4 Local Performance Assessment Grantees must periodically review the performance data they report to SAMHSA (as required above), assess their progress, and use this information to improve management of their grant projects. The assessment should be designed to help you determine whether you are achieving the goals, objectives, and outcomes you intend to achieve and whether adjustments need to be made to your project. Performance assessments also should be used to determine whether your project is having /will have the intended impact on behavioral health disparities. You will be required to report on your progress achieved, barriers encountered, and efforts to overcome these barriers in a performance assessment report to be submitted at least annually. The project assessment and evaluation must describe the evaluation planning process, including, but not limited to, how community participation will be included, how data will be collected, reported, and analyzed for the required performance measures, and how the project evaluation will support data - driven decision - making with the goal of a continuous improvement process. The project evaluation plan must describe the specific strategies used to implement both process and outcome evaluations. At a minimum, your performance assessment should include the required performance measures identified above. As part of the outcome evaluation, grantees must identify at least one outcome measure for high -risk youth and an outcome performance measure related to family engagement as it pertains to high -risk youth. An example of an outcome measure for high -risk youth could be decreased truancy. An example of a family engagement outcome could be increased participation in out of school time activities. Grantees must measure outcomes using the most rigorous methods feasible and must include the collection of baseline data prior to program implementation. 12 The following outcome and process questions for the planning and implementation phases of the grant program should also be considered: Outcome Questions: • What was the impact of the community strategic project plan? • What program /contextual /cultural factors were associated with local community outcomes, including socio- economic factors? • What factors were associated with outcomes, including race /ethnicity /sexual identity (sexual orientation /gender identity)? • How effectively did the project reach the intended population of focus? • What were the barriers to interagency collaboration, partnership development, and shared decision - making and how were they addressed? Process Questions: • How closely did implementation match the community strategic plan within the community? • As the grant progressed, what types of changes were made to the community strategic plan? What led to any changes in the original plan? • What factors facilitated or hindered the development of the community strategic plan? • How did the project engage community members, including high -risk youth and families? • What policies within state and local government facilitated or hindered implementation of the proposed activities? • What types of changes were made to address behavioral health disparities and disparities across service providers, including the use of CLAS standards, and best practices for cultural and linguistic competence? • What types of activities did partners engage in that supported coordination of services and programs to improve outcomes for the community? • Who provided (program staff) what services (modality, type, intensity, duration), to whom (individual characteristics), in what context (system, community), and at what cost (facilities, personnel, dollars)? • How did collaborative decision - making within local government and local community partnerships support or hinder implementation of the community strategic plan? 13 No more than 15 percent of the total grant award may be used for data collection, performance measurement, and performance assessment, e.g., activities required in Sections 1 -2.3 and 2.4 above. Be sure to include these costs in your proposed budget (see Appendix B). 2.5 Grantee Meetings Grantees must plan to send a representative team (including the Project Director and Program Manager) to at least one grantee meeting every other year of the grant. For this grant cohort, grantee meetings will likely be held in years two and four of the grant program. You must include a detailed budget and narrative for this travel in your budget. At these meetings, grantees will present the results of their projects and federal staff will provide technical assistance. Each meeting will be up to three days. These meetings are usually held in the Washington, D.C., area and attendance is mandatory. II. AWARD INFORMATION Funding Mechanism: Grant Anticipated Total Available Funding: $2,500,000 Estimated Number of Awards: 2 Estimated Award Amount: Up to $1,000,000 Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years Proposed Project: Start Date: 9/30/2017 End Date: 9/2912022 Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,000,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Given the limited funding available, applicants are encouraged to apply only for the grant amount which they can reasonably expend based on the activities proposed in their application. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award. Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2017 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds. 14