Eligible applicants are community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes (AI/AN) and tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations. For example, non-profit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations and local governments are eligible to apply. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN Tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.
Grantees funded under FY 2015 RFAs: SP-15-005 (HIV CBI) and SP-15-004 (MSI - CBO) are not eligible to apply for this grant program because they are currently receiving funds to carry out similar activities with like populations.
SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to these entities consistent with the intent of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999, which states that these grant funds are to be used to expand HIV related services in minority communities. Community level entities are in the best position to strengthen organizational capacity, expand the number of minority service providers in the HIV/AIDS system of care, and provide HIV prevention services in racial and ethnic communities, as they have direct responsibility for these services and supports.