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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 6/11/2013 9:15 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $46.5 million for MSI/CBO grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for FY 2013 Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funding for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) (Short Title: MSI/CBO grants.) The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce substance abuse (SA) and transmission of HIV/AIDS among African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young adults (ages 18-24) populations on campus.
CSAP expects MSIs to partner with one or more CBOs to provide integrated SA and HIV-prevention programs to African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and AI/AN young adults (ages 18-24) in the surrounding communities.
SAMHSA expects that up to 52 grants of up to $300,000 per year for up to three years will be awarded. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are MSIs (i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.)
HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA at 1-877-SAMHSA7. You may also download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on June 20, 2013. Your application must be submitted through, which can be found at:
Please review Appendix B, Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications, of the request for applications (RFA) for submission requirements.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For questions about program issues, contact: Wilma A. Pinnock at (240) 276-2421 or
For questions about grants management and budget issues, contact: Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or

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.

Last updated: 6/11/2013 9:20 AM

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