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Program Supplements for Violence Intervention to Enhance Lives

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Short Title: VITEL
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-15-013

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Application Due Date: Monday, June 22, 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 this program is to provide one-year supplemental funding to enable grantees from the Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS Minority Women (TCE-HIV: Minority Women) cohort funded in FY 2013 to expand/enhance grant activities required under the 2013 Request for Applications (RFA).  The Violence Intervention to Enhance Lives (VITEL) supplemental grants will allow awardees to enhance existing substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services by implementing intimate partner violence (IPV) screening. This program is being funded by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF).   

The purpose of the TCE-HIV: Minority Women program is to expand SUD treatment and HIV services for African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual persons, women who were previously incarcerated, and their significant others, who have substance use disorders 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”).  The VITEL grants will allow five existing grantees the opportunity to enhance their current SUD treatment services by implementing IPV screening.  The goals of the VITEL program are 1) reduce IPV through screening and referrals, 2) reduce risky behaviors that lead to new HIV infections and substance use disorders, 3) increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and AIDS, 4) reduce HIV-related health disparities resultant from IPV screening tool implementation, and 5) determine the feasibility of integrating IPV screening in behavioral health settings.  


Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to current SAMHSA FY 2013 TCE-HIV: Minority Women grantees because these grants specifically focus on minority women who are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence.  These grantees have the established infrastructure, partnerships, and necessary knowledge and skills to rapidly implement the Violence Intervention to Enhance Lives program without a lengthy start-up period or break in service.  

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $350,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 5

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $70,000 per year

Length of Project: 1 year

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the allowable amount of $70,000 in total costs (direct and indirect).

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