SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $142.9 million for the Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV Program:  Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS totaling up to $142.9 million over the course of five years.

The purpose of this program is to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for HIV or HIV positive that receive HIV services/treatment.  The program also aims to contribute to the nation’s achievement of the 90-90-90 goals regarding HIV status and treatment.

SAMHSA expects to fund up to 57 grantees with up to $500,000 per year for up to five years.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY:  Eligible applicants are 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 tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; and community-and faith-based organizations.  States and grantees that received awards under TI-15-006 and TI-16-011 are not eligible to apply.  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 Grants.gov. Please reference PART II very carefully to understand the requirements for SAMHSA’s new grant system.

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  May 3, 2017 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).  Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review.  Please see Part I of the FOA,Section IV  for application and submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Andrea M. Harris at (240) 276-2441 or Andrea.harris@samhsa.hhs.gov.  For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov

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: 03/16/2017