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Deadline: April 23, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults

The purpose of the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention program is to support an array of activities to assist grantees in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state of the science substance abuse and HIV prevention services. The program aims to engage community-level domestic public and private non-profit entities, tribes, and tribal organizations to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among at-risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults, ages 13-24. SAMHSA is particularly interested in eliciting the interest of college and university clinics/wellness centers and community-based providers who can provide comprehensive substance abuse and HIV prevention strategies. These strategies must combine education and awareness programs, social marketing campaigns, and HIV and viral hepatitis testing services in non-traditional settings with substance abuse and HIV prevention programming for the population of focus.

Amount: Approximately $14,193,763 will be awarded to up to 48 organizations with awards ranging up to $300,000 and with the possibility of continuing for up to five years.

Eligibility: Community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations. SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to these entities as community level entities are in the best position to strengthen organizational capacity, expand the number of providers serving at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the HIV/AIDS system of care, and provide HIV prevention services in racial and ethnic communities, as they have direct responsibility for these services and supports.

Link: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-15-005

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