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Date: October 22, 2003
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Substance Abuse Prevention Planning: HHS Announces $156.5 Million Awards to Expand Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment for People with HIV 

 

Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services (TI03-008)

 
  Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced $156.5 million in 115 awards over five years to fund substance abuse prevention and treatment services for people with or at risk of HIV.  The awards are targeted to African American, Hispanic/Latino and other racial and ethnic minority communities that have been highly affected by the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. 

The prevention and treatment grants will be administered by HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  These grants are designed to enhance and expand substance abuse treatment and outreach services, pretreatment, and prevention services in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services in the community. The total for prevention and treatment grants is $152 million, $37.4 million for prevention and $114.6 million for treatment.  First year awards include $7,289,891 for prevention grants and $22,743,927 for treatment grants.  Along with these five-year awards, SAMHSA also issued 44 one-year HIV prevention planning grants totaling an additional $4.5 million.

 “These grants will help a wide range of providers become familiar with the various issues surrounding substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, and should foster a comprehensive, community-based response to the challenge,” Secretary Thompson said.

SAMHSA Administrator Charles G. Curie said:  “The current trend in HIV/AIDS shows that a disproportionate number of minorities who live in inner cities are affected by or at risk for contracting HIV.  Often this population is poor, hard to reach through traditional public health methods, and in need of a wide range of health and human services.  These grants will help community-based organizations build substance abuse prevention and treatment services and establish networks among substance abuse treatment centers, medical personnel, mental health personnel, and public health professionals to prevent further spread of the disease and to provide high-quality care to infected individuals.”

The treatment grants are aimed at localities within states that have an annual AIDS rate of 10 per 100,000 or higher, or communities in metropolitan statistical areas that have an annual AIDS rate of 20 per 100,000 or higher among minority communities.  The total for these grants over five years is expected to be $114,620,017.

The 5-year prevention grants are designed to fund efforts by community-based organizations, faith communities, minority-serving colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations and others to provide effective, integrated substance abuse prevention and HIV services in high risk minority communities.  The one-year planning grants are designed to help communities begin strategic planning efforts for HIV prevention in areas suffering from addiction problems.

 
 

Treatment grantees include:

ALABAMA

Alethia house, Jefferson County - $500,000 expected for each year for five years.  To expand integrated substance abuse treatment and HIV services to an additional 625 ex-prisoners.   

ARIZONA

Pima County Health Department, Tucson - $499,900 expected for each year five years.   – To enhance the present program to increase capacity to offer culturally responsive substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services.

CALIFORNIA

Matrix Institute, Los Angeles- $497,902 expected for each year for five years – To expand and enhance treatment to 590 opioid dependent, injection drug users to reduce drug use and the subsequent risk of HIV transmission.

University of California, San Francisco, - $399,206 expected for the first year; $398,679 expected for the second year; $399,099 expected for the third year; $399,276 expected for the fourth year; and $397,919 expected for the fifth year – To expand and enhance existing outreach, drug abuse and HIV prevention services to gender variant individuals in collaboration with AIDS service organizations, treatment agencies and University-based community intervention team.

Walden House, Inc., City and County of San Francisco - $472,324 expected for the first year and $500,000 expected for each of the remaining years – To enhance substance abuse treatment to provide comprehensive and culturally focused state-of-the-art programming.

Housing Works, Inc., San Francisco - $398,621 expected for the first year; $398,621 expected for the second year; $408,755 expected for the third year; $419,159 expected for the fourth year; and $429,842 expected for the fifth year. – To expand current model of comprehensive substance abuse, primary care, nursing care and psychiatric service delivery by 65 additional slots.

Urban Indian Health Board, Inc., Oakland - $499, 920 expected for each year for five years. – To provide integrated substance abuse, mental health medical and HIV/AIDS services for Native American women and their children through internal capacity expansion and improved linkages with existing Native American programs.

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Program, Inc., Los Angeles - $500,000 expected for each year for five years  – To expand residential and outpatient treatment slots to serve 45 additional participants each year.

East Bay Community Recovery Project, Alameda County - $480,376 expected for the first year; $488,802 expected for the second year; $494,820 expected for the third year; $493,124 expected for the fourth year and $493,994 expected for the fifth year. – To expand substance abuse treatment programs to service a growing population of people recently released from jails and prisons who engage in high risk sexual and drug using behaviors.

COLORADO

University of Colorado Health Science Center, Counties of Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson - $399,919 expected for the first year; $398,637 expected for the second year; $398,637 expected for the third year; $398,637 expected for the fourth year; and $396,283 expected for the fifth year. – To expand and enhance outreach and pre-treatment services to improve readiness for substance abuse treatment. 

CONNECTICUT

Hill Health Corporation, New Haven - $400,000 expected each year for five years. – To enhance and expand HIV substance abuse services.

Chemical Abuse Services Agency, Inc. New Haven - $499,998 expected for the first year; $499,999 expected for each remaining year – To expand 60 new treatment slots that will provide Buprenorphine maintenance and detoxification treatment integrated with on-site mental health, other substance abuse, HIV specialty and primary health care services.

DELAWARE

Central Delaware Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Inc., - $341,188, for the first year; $315,001 expected for the second year; $326,089 expected for the third year; $329,888 expected for the fourth year; and $329,268 expected for the fifth year – To expand substance abuse services and improve medical outcomes for HIV positive substance abusers.

FLORIDA

Westcare Florida , Inc., St. Petersburg, Pinellas County - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To enhance outreach, pre-treatment and HIV prevention interventions and expand outpatient treatment services.

Lakeview Center, Inc., Pensacola, Escambia County - $425,976 for the first year; $89,898 expected for the second year; $491,433 expected for the third year; $495,111 expected for the fourth year; and $498,863 expected for the fifth year. – To expand substance abuse outreach, assessment and aftercare, and enhance pre-treatment, all in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services.

Camillus House, Inc., Miami, Dade County - $499,810 expected for each year for five years. – To expand capacity of residential substance abuse treatment program by admitting an additional 34 clients per year.

GEORGIA

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc., Counties of DeKalb and Fulton - $400,000 expected for each year for five years. – To expand and enhance current outreach/pre-treatment program to increase the number of clients engaged to1,300 annually.          

ILLINOIS

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Cook County - $397,652 for the first year; $399,847 expected for the second year; $399,847 expected for the third year; $399,847 expected for the fourth year and $399,401 expected for the fifth year – To expand HIV prevention services to injection drug users and other high-risk populations in Chicago’s underserved Southeast Side.

TASC, Inc., Cook County - $400,000 expected for each year for five years. – To expand and enhance outreach and pre-treatment services to increase motivation, engagement and retention in treatment.

KENTUCKY

Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc., Louisville, Jefferson County - $398,195 for the first year; $398,195 expected for the second year; $390,995 expected for the third year; $390,995 expected for the fourth year; and $390,995 expected for the fifth year. – To expand present services to include outreach and motivational interviewing components.

MARYLAND

Chase Braxton Health Services, Baltimore - $419,011 for the first year; $409,743 expected for the second year; $423,537 expected for the third year; $435,198 expected for the fourth year; and $449,239 expected for the fifth year – To expand the number of treatment slots by 30 per year.

MASSACHUSETTS

Stanley St. Treatment & Resources, Fall River - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To expand capacity to outreach and support individual’s treatment readiness through HIV/STD hepatitis, mental health and MEDI-Call referral and medical access programs, and through collaboration with the local Family Planning Clinic.  

Henry Lee Willis Community Center, Inc., Worcester - $328,284 expected for each of the five years.  – To enhance outreach efforts geared specifically to women.

Tapestry Health, Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton Counties of Hampden and Hampshire - $500,000 expected for each year for five years. – To enhance the range of HIV prevention services the agency currently provides.

MICHIGAN

Detroit Hispanic Development Corp., Detroit - $475,441 for the first year; $459,164 expected for the second year; $461,890 expected for the third year; $465,225 expected for the fourth year; and $468,593 expected for the fifth year. – To conduct service expansion and enhancement of culturally appropriate outreach, HIV services and substance abuse pre-treatment and treatment programs.

Self Help Addition Rehab. Inc., Detroit - $240,500 expected for each year for five years – To expand to 7 new beds for the HIV/AIDS reduction program, allowing an additional 21 HIV- positive addicts to be served annually.

MISSOURI

Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., St. Louis - $377,762  expected for each of the five years - To identify and provide services to clients in targeted high-risk minority groups.

St. Louis Mental Health Board St. Louis - $496,271 for the first year; $479,112 expected for the second year; $485,130 expected for the third year; $492,507 expected for the fourth year; and $495,894 expected for the fifth year. – To implement a comprehensive, integrated system of outreach, pre-treatment services and drug treatment.

NEW YORK

Education Assistance Corporation – N.Y.C. TASC, Brooklyn - $500,000 expected for each year for five years. – To expand by engaging 375 clients per year into integrated substance abuse, mental health and HIV outreach and pre-treatment services.

Vocational Instruction Project Community Services, Inc., New York City, Bronx County, $400,000 expected for each year for five years. – To expand outreach services and enhance pre-treatment services.

Bailey House, Inc., East Harlem - $297,994 expected for each year for five years.  To enhance outreach and substance abuse pretreatment services within a continuum of services.

St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers -  $450,986 for the first year; $494,354 expected for the second year; $499,245 expected for the third year; $500,000 expected for the fourth year and $497,083 expected for the fifth year – To enhance the current services offered to HIV at-risk and HIV-infected clients in the hospital’s existing outpatient day rehabilitation, clinic and methadone maintenance treatment programs.

The Fortune Society, New York - $400,000 expected for each year for five years – To enhance outreach and pre-substance abuse treatment services by intensifying pre-treatment with the goal of meeting the needs of substance abusing treatment services to ex-prisoners.

The Shanning Community, Inc., Yonkers - $499,999 for the first  year; $500,000 expected for the second year; $499,999 expected for the third year; $500,000 expected for the fourth year; $500,000 expected for the fifth year. – To enhance existing outpatient services by expanding the availability of Spanish-language treatment and expand the availability of methadone maintenance treatment.

NEVADA

EOB Community Action Partnership, Las Vegas, Clark County - $499,631 for the first year and $497,159 expected for each of the remaining years – To enhance outreach and expand substance abuse treatment options, as well as provide HIV/AIDS services.

PENNSYLVANIA

Gaudenzia, Inc., Harrisburg, Dauphin County - $500,000 expected for each year for five year. – To expand treatment services to substance abusers with HIV/AIDS or at high risk, and provide enhanced services to high risk substance abusers.

New-Treatment Services, Inc., Philadelphia - $493,090 for the first year; $494,340 expected for the second year; $495,590 expected for the third year; $496,840 expected for the fourth year; and $498,090 expected for the fifth year – To enhance and expand the substance abuse treatment continuum of care for opioid addicted individuals by adding pharmacotherapy to existing ambulatory and residential drug and alcohol services.

New Directions Treatment Services Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To provide enhanced HIV/AIDS medical services to 90 clients over the grant period.

RHODE ISLAND

MAP Alcohol/Drug Rehab Services, Providence - $499,946 expected for each year for five years – To sustain and enhance current treatment and HIV/AIDS risk reduction.

Miriam Hospital, Providence - $495,552 for the first year; $491,877 expected for the second year; $498,186 expected for the third year; $498,684 expected for the fourth year; and $499,377 expected for the fifth year – To expand and enhance treatment and pre-treatment services targeting minority HIV positive and high-risk individuals.

TENNESSEE

Foundations Associates, Memphis - $500,000 for each for five years – To expand the capacity for a partnership between key providers in developing a comprehensive health program.

Meharry Medical College, Davidson County - $500,000 for the first year, $492,903 expected for the following four years – To expand substance abuse treatment and outreach capacity, and enhance treatment services to serve African American women who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.     

TEXAS

The Center for Health Care Services, San Antonio, Bexar County - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To expand the number of HIV/AIDS infected/affected persons receiving integrated primary, substance abuse and mental health treatment services.

Houston Area Community Services, Inc., Counties of Chambers, Ft. Bend, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Walker - $500,000 expected each year for five years  – To integrate and coordinate substance abuse treatment services, mental health services and primary medical care services for at least 50 persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Gateway Foundation, Inc., Dallas - $499,967 expected for each year for five years - To expand and enhance capacity to provide residential and outpatient substance treatment and HIV-related services. 

Mental Health/Mental Retardation of Tarrant County, Counties of Tarrant, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Palo Pinto, Wise, Grayson, Johnson, Collin, Hood, Dallas, Cooke, Navarro, Erath, Fannen, Parker, and Rockwall - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To increase capacity and enhance ability to reduce risk for HIV and substance abuse.

VIRGINIA

Arlington Department of Human Services, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Counties of Arlington and Fairfax - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To expand substance abuse treatment by adding eight beds and enhance HIV/AIDS services.

WASHINGTON

Pocaan, Seattle, King County - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To expand services by increasing services offered and enhance services by offering new pre-treatment services.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

La Clinical del Pueblo, Inc. - $493,397 for the first year; $495,155 expected for the second year; $496,321 expected for the third year; $496,645 expected for the fourth year; and $499,999 expected for the fifth year – To strengthen existing resources for the Latino community and provide a more cohesive standard of care.

PUERTO RICO

Lucha Contra El Sida, Inc., San Juan - $500,000 expected for each year for five years – To expand and enhance Puerto Rico’s capacity to provide outpatient substance abuse treatment in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services.

 
  See news release on SAMHSA funding of HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Prevention programs

See news release on SAMHSA funding of HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Prevention Program Planning

 
 


 
 

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