Application Materials for CMHS Mental Health Block Grant Funds SFY 2008

The following application materials are to be used to apply for CMHS Mental Health Block Grant funds for SFY 2008 (7/1/07--6/30/08). They are also to be used to work on and prepare those applications. (name change from Performance Partnership Block Grant to CMHS Mental Health Block Grant)

Application Process and Timeline for SFY 2008

Key dates and events in the application process for July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008

Details about Iowa "Toolbox" Training for Adult Block Grant

The ICMH is partnering with the Prairielands Addition and Technology Transfer Center to provide a 48 hour training series on the recogntion and treatment of substance abuse, for CMHC staff.  The following documents can be used to incorporate into work plans. 

Brief description

Worksheet to calculate costs/trainee

Details about STEPPS training for the Adult Block Grant

For those pursuing the STEPPS Model for their adult block grant programs, see the following:

Brief description of process

Worksheet to calculate costs

Intent to Apply Form for the Block Grant Funds

This form is a Word document which can be saved to your computer.

Please submit this form by March 20 via email to

Adult Work Plan Form

Child Work Plan Form

There are different forms to use for the Child Program and the Adult Program. Both forms are Word documents which must be saved on your computer. These are the main documents that describe the program(s) for which funding is being requested. 

Budget Form

This is an excel spreadsheet document which must be saved on your computer. This is where the proposed budget will be detailed. 

Budget FTE Worksheet

This form can be used to assist in figuring FTEs for the budget page.The Excel form can be saved to your computer.

Funding Allocations for SFY 2008

Not available at this time.

NOTE: In working on your budget, it is advised that you anticipate the same dollar amount as last year (SF2007), however, it is possible that this will change (hopefully not by much) as the number of agencies applying for these funds this year may not be identical to last, and there may be some change in the overall grant amount as well. DHS should have this information finalized by early April, and if so, it will be posted on this site. If not, submit for the same budget as last year. 

Budget Guidelines

This word document provides information about how to complete the budget form. 

Children's Recommended EBP Matrices

Incredible Years and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Coping with Depression for Adolescents and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents

Functional Family Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy

Reviewers Checklist for Adult Programs

This form will be used by those who review the workplans.

Reviewers Checklist for Children/Adolescent Programs

This form will be used by those who review the workplans.

Contract Information

This is the actual contract from DHS. A submission of a workplan/budget indicates that your agency has read, and agrees to the terms of this contract.