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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 6/4/2013 10:30 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $2.5 million for grants using new media to prevent substance abuse and HIV/AIDS for populations at high risk


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $2.5 million for grants using new media to create specialized prevention messages for traditionally underserved populations. This Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) program uses new media platforms such as podcasts, blogs, social networks and text messaging to promote discussions, training and other targeted prevention messaging to racial/ethnic populations at high risk for substance abuse and HIV infection.
 
SAMHSA expects that a total of up to 20 grantees will receive grants of up to $125,000 a piece for one year. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
 
WHO CAN APPLY: Past and present SAMHSA CSAP MAI grant recipients. [See Section III-1 of the Request for Applications (RFA) for complete eligibility information.]
 
HOW TO APPLY: A complete application package may be requested from SAMHSA for SP-13-008 by calling 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. The required documents may also be downloaded from the SAMHSA website at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/apply.aspx.
 
Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically through http://www.Grants.gov. Please refer to Appendix B, Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications of the RFA.
 
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on July 2, 2013. Please review carefully Section IV-2 of the application announcement for submission requirements.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Judith Ellis at (240) 276-1675 or send inquiries to MAI-Emerg-Tech2013@samhsa.hhs.gov.
 
For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or Eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.



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