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Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults

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Short Title: HIV Capacity Building Initiative (HIV CBI)
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Applicants, please note that you may select to serve youth ages 13-17, young adults ages 18-24, or both youth and young adults ages 13-24.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SP-15-005

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

Application Due Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.


The purpose of the HIV CBI program is to support an array of activities to assist grantees in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state of the science substance abuse and HIV prevention services.  The program aims to engage community-level domestic public and private non-profit entities, tribes and tribal organizations to prevent and reduce the onset of SA and transmission of HIV/AIDS among at-risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults, ages 13-24. SAMHSA is particularly interested in eliciting the interest of college and university clinics/wellness centers and community-based providers who can provide comprehensive substance abuse and HIV prevention strategies.  These strategies must combine education and awareness programs, social marketing campaigns, and HIV and viral hepatitis (VH) testing services in non-traditional settings with substance abuse and HIV prevention programming for the population of focus.  All grantees must be prepared to serve the community in which they are located.


Eligible applicants are community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes (AI/AN) and tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.  For example, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations, local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes (AI/AN) and tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations are eligible to apply. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN Tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.

SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to these entities as community level entities are in the best position to strengthen organizational capacity, expand the number of providers serving at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the HIV/AIDS system of care, and provide HIV prevention services in racial and ethnic communities, as they have direct responsibility for these services and supports. 

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $ 14,193,763

Anticipated Number of Awards: 48

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $300,000

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $300,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

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