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SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $6 million in grants to support the International AIDS Relief Addiction Technology Transfer Centers

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $6 million in funding over the next five years to support the International President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (INT PEPFAR-ATTC) programs operating in Vietnam, South Africa, and Ukraine. The purpose of this program is to establish INT PEPFAR-ATTC programs in Vietnam, South Africa, and Ukraine that increase the capacity, skills, and abilities of Vietnamese, South African, and Ukrainian HIV/AIDS programs, governmental agencies, and the PEPFAR programs to address problematic substance use, including opioid –related disorders, and mental disorders to impact the goals of national HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs. The INT PEPFAR-ATTC grants will bolster the host country governments’ approach to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs through providing training, technical assistance, technology transfer, and workforce development. SAMHSA expects to fund up to three grantees (one in each nation) with up to $400,000 per year for up to five years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds. WHO CAN APPLY: International non-governmental organizations (NGOs), currently funded U.S. based SAMHSA ATTCs, or universities with international technical assistance experience and workforce development capabilities that have a demonstrated history of working with PEPFAR implementing partners. See Section III-1 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PART I for complete eligibility information. HOW TO APPLY: SAMHSA’s transition to NIH’s eRA grants system (eRA Commons) has changed the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements for FOAs. In order to submit an application, you must register in NIH’s eRA (electronic Research Administration) Commons in addition to the System for Award Management (SAM) and Please reference PART II very carefully to understand the requirements for SAMHSA’s new grant system. APPLICATION DUE DATE: April 21, 2017, by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time). Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please see Section IV-2 of the FOA PART I for submission requirements. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Humberto Carvalho, (240) 276-2974 or at For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or .

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