The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has two open grant opportunities. The first, “Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations),” seeks to expand substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health and HIV services for high risk populations. 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). Eligible applicants include domestic nonprofit community-based organizations (CBOs) in counties with HIV prevalence rates of 270/100,000. SAMHSA anticipates making up to 25 awards for up to $500,000 per year of a three-year project period. Applications are due May 14, 2015.
The second opportunity, “Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults (HIV CBI),” focuses on substance abuse and HIV transmission prevention strategies among at-risk populations ages 13-24. SAMHSA is particularly interested in eliciting the interest of college and university clinics/wellness centers and community-based providers to provide comprehensive prevention strategies. SAMHSA intends to make 48 awards of up to $300,000 per year over a five-year project period. Applications are due April 23, 2015.