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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Minority Serving Institutions Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations

Deadline: April 16, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Minority AIDS Initiative funding for Minority Serving Institutions Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) (Short Title: MSI CBO) grants.  The purpose of this substance abuse prevention education and testing program is to equip and empower Minority Serving Institutions located in communities at the highest risk of substance abuse, HIV and Hepatitis-C infections with evidence-based methodologies to increase access to comprehensive, integrated substance abuse, HIV and Hepatitis-C prevention services on their campuses/institutions and surrounding community.  The aim is to achieve normative and environmental changes to prevent and/or reduce substance abuse problems as risk factors for the transmission of HIV/AIDS among African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young adult  populations (ages 18- 24) on campus. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention expects Minority Serving Institutions to partner with one or more community-based organizations to provide integrated substance abuse, HIV and Hepatitis-C prevention programs to these populations in the surrounding communities.

Amount: Anticipated Total Available Funding:  $6.8 Million; Anticipated Number of Awards: 23; Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $300,000 per year; Length of Project: Up to 3 years.

Eligibility: Minority Serving Institutions listed in one of the following databases:

Definition and listing of HBCUs used by the White House Initiative on HBCUs from Department of Education website: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/

Definition and listing of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) from the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/awards.html

Definition and listing of Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institutions (AANAPISIs): http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/asian-americans-initiative/aanapisi.html

Definition and listing of TCUs from Department of Education website: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whiaiane/tribes-tcus/tribal-colleges-and-universities/

Link: http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-14-005

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