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SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Targeted Capacity Expansion for Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS

SAMHSA logoThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is seeking grant applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) or Tribes from areas of high HIV prevalence through its 2015 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS.

The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health and HIV services for high-risk populations in counties with the highest HIV prevalence rates. The FOA focuses on high risk populations including African American, Hispanic/Latino, and other racial/ethnic minority men and women (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons; young men who have sex with men; men who have sex with men (MSM); and persons who were previously incarcerated and their significant others who have substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. In an effort to strategically concentrate resources in areas with high rates of HIV infection, as called for by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, eligibility for this grant program is limited to CBOs, Tribes, or tribal organizations located in jurisdictions with the highest HIV prevalence rates (at or above 270 per 100,000).

The expected outcomes for the program include:

  • reducing the negative impact of behavioral health problems;
  • increasing access to and retention in treatment for behavioral health conditions;
  • reducing the risk of HIV;
  • reducing new HIV and viral hepatitis infections by increasing HIV and viral hepatitis testing and diagnosis; and
  • increasing provision of or linkage to HIV care including antiretroviral therapy (ART).

A total of $12.5 millions is available to support projects, which can last up to 3 years. Applications are due Thursday, May 14, 2015. Read more about this funding opportunity on SAMHSA’s web site.

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