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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 6/19/2012 10:15 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $130.5 million in Targeted Capacity Expansion Program: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Targeted Capacity Expansion Program: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS grants totaling up to $130.5 million over the course of a five year period. The purpose of this program is to facilitate the development and expansion of culturally competent and effective community-based treatment systems for substance use and co-occurring mental disorders within racial and ethnic minority communities in states with the highest HIV prevalence rates (at or above 270 per 100,000).

The expected outcomes for the program include reducing the impact of behavioral health problems, reducing HIV risk and incidence, and increasing access to treatment for individuals with co-existing behavioral health, HIV, and hepatitis conditions. This program will help ensure those individuals who are at high risk for or have a substance use or co-occurring mental disorder and who are most at-risk for or are living with HIV/AIDS have access to and receive appropriate behavioral health services.

SAMHSA expects that up to $26.1 million will be available annually to provide up to 52 grants at up to $500,000 per grantee, over the five year grant period. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit, community-based organizations in States and Territories with HIV prevalence rates of 270/100,000. See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information.

HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for TI-12-007 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at .

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using .

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  July 20, 2012. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact David C. Thompson at (240)-276-1623 or . They may also contact Kirk James at (240)-276-1617 or . For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240)-276-1407 or .

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Last updated: 6/19/2012 10:22 AM

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