SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $33 million in grants to provide substance use disorder treatment to minority women at high risk for HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $33 million in Target Capacity Expansion -HIV: Minority Women grants over the next three years. The grant program will expand substance use disorder treatment and HIV services for African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial and ethnic minority women. People benefiting from these expanded services will include heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and previously incarcerated women who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. The services will also be provided to the women’s significant others.

SAMHSA expects that awards of up to $500,000 per year will be provided to an estimated 22 selected grantees for a period up to three years.  The actual award amounts may vary depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are domestic, nonprofit, community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.  [See Section III-1 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for complete eligibility information.]

HOW TO APPLY: Request a complete application package for FOA number TI-16-011 from SAMHSA at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. Applications must be submitted through

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 29, 2016.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For questions about program issues, contact Andrea Harris at 240-276-2441 or For questions on grants management and budget issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or

For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Last Updated: 04/06/2016