Cooperative Agreement to Support the Establishment of a Southeast Asia Regional HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)

Short Title: 
SE Asia Regional HIV ATTC
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-16-004
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for a fiscal year (FY) 2016 Cooperative Agreement to Support the Establishment of a Southeast (SE) Asia Regional HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) (Short Title: SE Asia Regional HIV ATTC).  The purpose of this program is to establish an ATTC in SE Asia that builds the regional capacity and increases the skills and abilities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) implementing partners in the national HIV/AIDS programs of countries in SE Asia through training, technical assistance, technology transfer, and workforce development. Training and technical assistance by an internationally-based ATTC in behavioral health service provision includes HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs), co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, and recovery support service programs. The SE Asia Regional ATTC will work collaboratively with other SAMHSA-funded internationally-based ATTCs and the national ATTC (http://www.nattc.org/home/) in developing evidence-based technical assistance for information exchange and technology transfer.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), currently funded SAMHSA Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs), and universities that have a demonstrated history of success working with PEPFAR partners and PEPFAR programs in SE Asia (specifically in the area of public health and working with local indigenous populations at high-risk for HIV/AIDS).  In addition, these entities must have an established presence or representation in the region.

SAMHSA believes these entities are uniquely qualified to implement the program because of their knowledge of, and working experience with, the PEPFAR country teams and regional PEPFAR programs in SE Asia. 

Applicants must sign the Certificate of Eligibility in Appendix IV, which certifies that the organization meets the eligibility criteria described above.  The Certificate of Eligibility must be submitted in Attachment 4 of the application or the application will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$250,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
1
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $250,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $250,000 in total costs (direct and indirect; direct costs are allowed only on awards to international institutions).  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.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Thomas Kresina, Ph.D.
Division of Pharmacologic Therapies, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1021
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-2713
Thomas.Kresina@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov

Application Materials

You must respond to the requirements in both the FOA PART I and PART II when preparing your application.

Useful Information for Applicants

Last Updated: 12/16/2015