Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS

Short Title: 
TCE-HIV: Minority Women
Initial Announcement

Please note that SAMHSA is transitioning to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. Due to this transition, SAMHSA has made changes to the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements in the FY 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PART II. All applicants for TCE-HIV: Minority Women grants must carefully read and comply with the requirements in the new FOA PART II. The link is in the ‘Application Materials’ section below.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-16-011
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Monday, February 22, 2016
Application Due Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2016
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): 
Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: 
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV:  Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV:  Minority Women) grants.  The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, behavioral health, and HIV/AIDS services for high risk women of African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority groups (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, previously incarcerated women, and their significant others, who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. The grant will fund programs that provide integrated services of behavioral health treatment and HIV medical care.  The program is primarily intended for substance use disorder treatment programs to integrate HIV services.  The goals of this program are to: (1) reduce HIV infection and transmission rates among high risk women, of African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority groups (ages 18 years and older), including reducing alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, injecting drug use (IDU), and prescription drug misuse; (2) address the impact of violence and trauma on women’s increased risk of SUD and HIV infection; (3) increase access to culturally-appropriate, women- and family-centered, trauma-informed substance use disorder/co-occurring substance use and mental disorder treatment and HIV/viral hepatitis services, including HIV and hepatitis B and C testing; (4) educate and empower women, including African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority women to increase their awareness of safer sex practices (e.g., condom use) and make informed decisions about their behavioral health, including trauma-related risk behaviors; and (5) implement evidence-based interventions.

Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to domestic nonprofit, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations.  For example: 

  • Community- and faith-based organizations;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations;
  • Urban Indian organizations;
  • Hospitals;
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and FQHC look-a-likes, and;
  • Public or private universities and colleges.

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 tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. 

SAMHSA believes that in order to achieve the goals of this program to enhance infrastructure and capacity to improve the community's response to HIV/AIDS by increasing access to care and services to high risk women including African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women at high risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, grant funds must go directly to community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, and other eligible applicants listed above.  Locally-based organizations operating and providing services in areas traditionally underserved by governmental services have a proven track record of reaching minority populations and dealing with sensitive identity issues, such as HIV status and perceived sexual orientation. Local organizations are also more likely to be managed by minorities living in the areas that have been targeted for this funding announcement. These organizations will be more predisposed to employ community residents and be staffed by peers of the clients seeking services. In addition, local organizations will have more representation on their Board of Directors and Community Advisory Councils of community leaders, both private and public. Therefore, state and local governments are not eligible to apply.

Current SAMHSA-funded TCE-HIV grantees awarded under the FY 2015 TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations program (TI-15-006) are not eligible to apply. 

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$11,120,800
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 22
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $500,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $500,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Andrea M. Harris, MS, LCADC, CPP
Center or Substance Abuse Treatment          
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
240-276-2441
Andrea.harris@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1412
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov  

Last Updated: 04/20/2016