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SAMHSA Awards More Than $33 Million for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services to Traditionally Underserved Communities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced that it is planning to award more than $33 million in funding over the next five years to provide coordinated substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS services – especially to traditionally underserved communities. These communities include African American, Latino/Hispanic and/or other racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.
Along with substance abuse treatment and HIV counseling and testing services, grants funded under this program will offer health education, referrals, case management, and testing for sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and mandatory HIV rapid testing. In addition, the program funds outreach and pretreatment services.
"Reaching out to those most at risk for HIV/AIDS requires working through trusted groups within their communities and providing services right where people live and work," said SAMHSA Acting Administrator, Eric Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H. "These new grantees serve this key mission by delivering education, testing, and treatment services where it is most needed."
The grants awarded under the Targeted Capacity Expansion Program (TCE/HIV) for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services are projected to be funded up to $450,000 per year for treatment services, and up to $350,000 per year for outreach and pretreatment services. The actual award amounts are subject to the availability of funding as well as the progress achieved by the grantees. The 16 grantees for this program (TI-08-006) are:
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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