While the Notice of Funding Opportunity lists a Unique Entity ID (UEI) number as a requirement for grant applications, the City of Boise recognizes that many organizations are experiencing delays with SAM.gov registration due to high demand. We have updated the requirement to ease the process. Instead, please upload a copy of your entity registration request as submitted/pending under “Supporting Documentation” in ZoomGrants.
An active UEI number will still be required for grant award, however, we will accommodate any uncontrollable delays and ensure that a pending SAM.gov registration status does not negatively impact the scoring of an organization’s grant application.
A. Eligible Applicants
- Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, including hospitals and local providers; and
- For-profit organizations, including hospitals and local providers.
Note: Individuals and educational institutions are not eligible to apply.
B. Service Requirements
Projects must increase access to affordable, equitable, culturally, and linguistically appropriate mental health care services for low-income, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families.
All mental health care services provided must utilize evidence-based practices as defined by the Treasury and/or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
The Treasury defines evidence-based practices as interventions that demonstrate a strong or moderate evidence base.
- Strong evidence can support causal conclusions for the specific program proposed with highest level of confidence through the following:
- One or more well-designed and well-implemented experimental studies conducted on the proposed program with positive findings on one or more intended outcomes
- Moderate evidence includes a reasonably developed evidence base that can support causal conclusions through the following:
- One or more quasi-experimental studies with positive findings on one or more intended outcomes; or
- Two or more nonexperimental studies with positive findings on one or more intended outcomes.
- See link to SAMHSA’s Evidence Based Practices Resource Center.
C. Allowable Activities
Allowable project activities may include:
- Therapeutic services, including individual, family and group therapy
- Community support groups
- Prevention and intervention strategies focused on the provision of culturally responsive care to diverse populations
- Addiction recovery services
- Mental health care services for youth and/or seniors
D. Eligible Expenses
Eligible project expenses include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Direct administrative expenses (e.g., staff time, operating costs, etc.)
- Indirect expenses (i.e., expenses not exclusively/directly tied to the project)
- Costs associated with delivery of evidence-based mental health care services provided to low-income, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families
- Contractual expenses and/or fees related to service delivery
- Translation and interpretation services
E. Service Area
Projects must provide services within Boise city limits. If telehealth services are included as part of this project, the base of operations for these services must be located within the city of Boise.
Map of Boise city limits
Projects must increase access to affordable, equitable, culturally, and linguistically appropriate mental health care services for low-income, underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families.