The Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24

Short Title: 
Prevention Navigator
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SP-20-001
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Monday, October 28, 2019
Application Due Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2019
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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities (Short Title: Prevention Navigator). The purpose of this program is to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders. The program proposes to use a navigation approach (Community Health Workers, Neighborhood Navigators, and Peer Support Specialists) to expedite services for these populations. The program will provide training and education around the risks of substance misuse, provide education on HIV/AIDS, and provide needed linkages to service provision for individuals with HIV.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are community-based 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, colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations, territories, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs 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 AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or 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.

Urban Indian Organization (UIO) (as identified by the Office of Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts) means a non-profit corporate body situated in an urban center governed by an urban Indian-controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Individuals and groups, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 503(a) of 25 U .S.C. § 1603. UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.

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-based 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.

Prevention Navigator recipients funded in 2017 or 2019 under SP-17-004 are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$16,449,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
82
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $200,000 per year
Length of Project: 
5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $200,000 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.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2020 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Wilma Pinnock
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
(240) 276-2421
wilma.pinnock@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Corey Sullivan
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1213
FOACSAP@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 10/28/2019