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Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS

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Short Title: TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-15-006

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

Application Due Date: Thursday, May 14, 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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS grants.  The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health and HIV services for high risk populations including  African American, Hispanic/Latino and other racial/ethnic minority men and women (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), person who were previously incarcerated, and their significant others, who have substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS (hereafter known as “the population of focus”) in counties with the highest HIV prevalence rates (at or above 270 per 100,000).  The expected outcomes for the program include reducing the negative impact of behavioral health problems; increasing access to and retention in treatment for behavioral health conditions; reducing the risk of HIV; reducing new HIV and viral hepatitis infections by increasing HIV and viral hepatitis testing and diagnosis; and increasing provision of or linkage to HIV care including antiretroviral therapy (ART).  This program will ensure that the population of focus has access to and receives appropriate behavioral health services.  


Eligible applicants are domestic nonprofit community-based organizations (CBOs) in counties with HIV prevalence rates of 270/100,000 and federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations with HIV prevalence rates of 270/100,000 or higher.

Data must be provided to verify eligibility.  Counties may use available AIDS Vu data from county health departments, or data from CDC’s national HIV surveillance database housed in the Division of HIV Prevention’s HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch.  Tribes may use local tribal epidemiologic data.

Documentation of an HIV prevalence rate of 270/100,000 or higher must be provided in Attachment 6 of the application.  If applicants do not provide this documentation or the documentation provided does not demonstrate the specified rate, the application will be screened out and will not be reviewed.  

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 tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. 

Eligibility for this grant program is limited in support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), which clearly articulates the need for resources to be strategically concentrated in areas with high rates of HIV infection, and the need to target specific population subgroups at higher risk, such as men who have sex with men.  In addition, SAMHSA believes that in order to achieve the goals of this program and increase access to care and services for racial and ethnic minorities at high risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, grant funds must go directly to community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations.  Therefore, state and local governments are not eligible to apply. 

Current SAMHSA funded TCE-HIV grantees awarded under the FY 2012 TCE-HIV program (TI-12-007) and the FY 2013 TCE-HIV: Minority Women program (TI-13-011) are not eligible to apply for this program because they currently have funding to engage in the aforementioned activities.  This will allow for services to be implemented more broadly in additional communities. 

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $12,534,336

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 25

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $500,000

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $500,000 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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