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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 CBI
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SP-16-004

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Application Due Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk  Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults (HIV CBI) cooperative agreements.  The purpose of this 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 ages 13-24, including racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults, hereafter referred to as the population of focus.  Applicants may elect to serve youth aged 13-17, young adults aged 18-24, or elect to serve both youth and young adults.  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 to reduce the impact of substance use, HIV, and viral hepatitis in high-risk communities.  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. 

HIV CBI is one of CSAP’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) programs. The purpose of the MAI is to provide substance abuse and HIV/VH prevention services to at-risk minority populations in communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.


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, non-profit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations and local governments 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.   A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

Grantees funded under FY 2015 RFAs: SP-15-005 (HIV CBI) and SP-15-004 (MSI - CBO) are not eligible to apply for this grant program because they are currently receiving funds to carry out similar activities with like populations. 

SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to these entities consistent with the intent of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999, which states that these grant funds are to be used to expand HIV related services in minority communities.  Community level entities are in the best position to strengthen organizational capacity, expand the number of minority service providers 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: $4,889,726

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 19

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $257,354

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $257,354 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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