FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI03-008

Receipt date: May 23, 2003

SAMHSA/CSAT is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2003 funds for grants to enhance and expand substance abuse treatment and/or outreach and pretreatment services in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services in African American, Latino/Hispanic, and/or other racial or ethnic communities highly affected by the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

About TCE/HIV Treatment Grants:

Who can apply:  Funding will be directed to activities designed to deliver services specifically targeting racial and ethnic minority populations impacted by HIV/AIDS.  Eligible entities may include: not-for-profit community-based organizations, national organizations, colleges and universities, clinics and hospitals, research institutions, State and local government agencies and tribal government and tribal/urban Indian entities and organizations.  Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply. 

There are three additional requirements:  

1.  The applicant agency and all direct providers of substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services with linkages to the applicant agency must be in compliance with all local, city, county and State licensing and accreditation/certification requirements. The application must include licensure/accreditation/ certification documentation (or a statement as to why the local/State government does not require licensure/accreditation/certification).

2.  The applicant agency, if a direct provider of substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services, and all direct providers of substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services involved in the project must have been providing those services for a minimum of 2 years prior to the date of this application.  The application must include a list of all substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS service providers and documentation of 2-year experience.

3.  Only applicants located in, or in close proximity to, and proposing to provide services in, one of the following are eligible to apply:

a) Geographic areas within States with an annual AIDS case rate of, or greater than, 10 out of 100,000  people.

b)  MSAs with an annual AIDS case rate of, or greater than, 20 out of 100,000 among minority populations.

(Appendix B of the full grant announcement includes CDC annual case rates in States and MSAs.) Only applicants serving geographic areas within States and MSAs listed in Appendix B of the full grant announcement can apply.

Applicants must specify the MSA or geographic area within a State where services are proposed.

SAMHSA/CSAT is limiting eligibility to applicants serving MSAs and States listed in Appendix B because in the absence of consistent reporting of HIV data by all jurisdictions, the best indicator of the magnitude of the epidemic is AIDS case rates derived from the CDC HIV/AIDS surveillance reports.

Est. Funds for FY 2003: About $16 million

Est. No. of Awards:  Up to 32 awards in FY 2003 of not more than $500,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) per year; those proposing only to enhance and/or expand outreach and pretreatment services may request not more than $400,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) per year

Project Period: Up to 5 years, with annual continuations depending on availability of funds and progress achieved.

Program Contact: 

For questions on program issues, contact:

David C. Thompson
Division of Services Improvement
Rockwall II, 7th Floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-6523
E-Mail: dthompso@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Stephen Hudak
Division of Grants Management, OPS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockwall II, 6th floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-9666
E-Mail: shudak@samhsa.hhs.gov

SAMHSA applications consist of three parts:
1. "Part I: Programmatic Guidance" of the Request for Applications (RFA)
provides details about the specific program. 

Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Microsoft Word.

"Plain Language" format

Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Adobe Acrobat

"Plain Language" format

2. "GFA Part II, General Policies and Procedures" gives standard provisions for SAMHSA applications.  The latest edition of Part II is always available by mail or for electronic downloading from this website. 

Click here for more information about SAMHSA's "General Policies and
Procedures," including downloadable files of the documents.

3. SAMHSA applications require forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.  These forms are available online from the Program Support Center of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 

Click here to download Forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.


For further information on these forms and the application process, see Information on the Grant Application Process.


For a printed copy of the grant announcement, including copies of all necessary forms, call National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI): 

  • 800-729-6686

  • 800-487-4889 TDD

or e-mail: info@health.org


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