Funding Opportunity: SAMSHA Grant for HIV & Substance Use Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS totaling up to $142.9 million over the course of five years. The purpose of this program is to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for HIV or HIV positive that receive HIV services/treatment. The program also aims to contribute to the nation’s achievement of the 90-90-90 goals regarding HIV status and treatment. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 57 grantees with up to $500,000 per year for up to five years.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

Eligible applicants are local-level public and private nonprofit entities that provide substance use and co-occurring services, and have established linkages to primary HIV services. Such entities include local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; and community-and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due no later than May 3, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. Learn more about the project and how to apply. Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Andrea M. Harris at (240) 276-2441 or For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or sends e-mail).

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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