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Minority Aids Initiative: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS

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Short Title: MAI – High Risk Populations
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-19-008

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Application Due Date: Monday, April 22, 2019

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) 2019 Minority AIDS Initiative - Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS (Short Title: MAI – High Risk Populations) grants. The purpose of this program is to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are at risk for HIV or are HIV positive that receive HIV services/treatment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, gay and bisexual men accounted for 66 percent of all HIV diagnoses in the United States. In the same year, individuals who were HIV infected through heterosexual sex made up 24 percent of all HIV diagnoses. The data also notes that in FY 2017 African Americans were most affected by HIV and accounted for 43 percent of all new HIV diagnoses while Hispanic/Latinos were also strongly affected and accounted for 26 percent of all new HIV diagnoses. There are also variations by age as young people aged 13 to 24 are especially affected by HIV. In 2017, young people accounted for 21 percent of all new HIV diagnoses. All young people are not equally at risk, however. Young gay and bisexual men accounted for 83 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in people aged 13 to 24 in 2017 (includes young gay and bisexual men who inject drugs), and young African American gay and bisexual men are even more impacted.

MAI – High Risk Populations grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The program aligns with SAMHSA’s Strategic Plan Priority #3 "Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Services for Substance Use."


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. Grantees that received awards under TI-17-011 in FY 2017 and FY 2018 are not eligible to apply.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $12 million

Anticipated Number of Awards: 24

Anticipated Award Amount: $500,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 5 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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