Program Supplements for Violence Intervention to Enhance Lives

Short Title: 
VITEL
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-16-010
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Application Due Date: 
Monday, June 6, 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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), announces the availability of 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 2014 to expand/enhance grant activities required under the Request for Application (RFA), TI-13-011. 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. Information on the TCE-HIV: Minority Women program may be found in the original RFA available on the SAMHSA website at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/archive. 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 to: 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

Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to current SAMHSA FY 2014 TCE-HIV: Minority Women grantees because these grants specifically focus on minority women who are disproportionately affected by IPV. These grantees have the established infrastructure, partnerships, and necessary knowledge and skills to rapidly implement the VITEL 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 awards
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $70,000
Length of Project: 
One year
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

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

Contact Information
Program Issues

Alton King, MBA
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Services Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-1618
alton.king@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 
5600 Fishers Lane 
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: 04/05/2016