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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 3/13/2014 12:23 PM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $20.4 million in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention education and testing program grants for Minority Serving Institutions

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants designed to develop and improve the capacity of minority community-based organizations to more effectively serve their communities in terms of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services.

SAMHSA expects that grants of up to $300,000, for each year for up to three years will be provided to up to 23 selected grantees.  The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Minority Serving Institutions (i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Universities.  [See Section III-1 of this Request for Application (RFA) for complete eligibility information.]

HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for SP-14-005 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at

Applicants must apply online through

APPLICATION DUE DATE: April 20, 2014.  Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Wilma Pinnock at (240)-276-2421 or   For questions on grants management 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: 3/17/2014 2:40 PM

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