SAMHSA recently announced grant awards for the following programs.
Prevention of Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Prevention for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations—More than $91 million for 55 new grants over 5 years to community-based organizations providing integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services to at-risk minority populations.
Grantees will use SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, which is based on community needs, to build substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention capacity for underserved populations with high rates of substance abuse and HIV prevalence. Grantees can receive up to $400,000 each year over the course of 5 years. [SP-08-001]
Tribal Programs Promoting Mental Health, Preventing and Treating Substance Abuse, and Supporting Recovery—$74 million for 39 grants to federally recognized tribes or tribal organizations serving the mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment needs of American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Two years ago, SAMHSA initiated a new policy geared toward expanding tribal eligibility for more grant programs. These newly awarded grants are in addition to more than $65 million in grant funding that SAMHSA made available to tribal service providers for 20 grants that were awarded to tribal service organizations in fiscal year 2007. The grants support a wide range of culturally relevant programs for promoting better mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and recovery support.