Eligibility is restricted to local-level public and private nonprofit entities that provide substance use and co-occurring services, and have established linkages to primary HIV services including:
- Local governments,
- Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations,
- Urban Indian organizations (UIOs),
- Public or private universities and colleges, and
- Community- and faith-based organizations.
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 AIs/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.
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 25 U.S.C. 1653(a). UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.
Applicants must demonstrate partnership with primary HIV treatment and care providers. Applicants must document this partnership, which can be demonstrated by letters of commitment and MOAs from partnering organizations in Attachment 1 of the application.
Given the focus on local service provision, SAMHSA is limiting these awards to direct treatment service providers and local governments. Therefore, states are not eligible to apply. Also, in an effort to impact the second prong of the 90-90-90 goal by allowing for expansion to a number of new organizations and additional communities receiving TCE-HIV grant awards, grantees that received an award under the following FOAs are not eligible to apply: TI-15-006 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS and TI-16-011 Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS.