A new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will support substance abuse and HIV prevention services for at-risk racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults. Eligible applicants are community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities, tribes, and tribal organizations. Applications are due April 23, 2015. A brief synopsis is below.
Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults (RFA Number: SP-15-005)
The purpose of this HIV capacity-building initiative is to support an array of activities to assist grantees in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state-of-the-science substance abuse and HIV prevention services. The program aims to engage community-level domestic public and private non-profit entities, tribes, and tribal organizations to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among at-risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults, ages 13-24. SAMHSA is particularly interested in eliciting the interest of college and university clinics/wellness centers and community-based providers who can provide comprehensive substance abuse and HIV prevention strategies. These strategies must combine education and awareness programs, social marketing campaigns, and HIV and viral hepatitis testing services in non-traditional settings with substance abuse and HIV prevention programming for the population of focus. All grantees must be prepared to serve the community in which they are located.
For more information and application details, please see the FOA.