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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Minority AIDS: Integration of HIV-related Mental Health and Primary Care

Deadline: March 5, 2018

The Minority AIDS Initiative: Service Integration (MAI-SI) grant program seeks to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. The population of focus is individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring disorder (COD) living with or at risk for HIV and/or hepatitis in at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minority communities. SAMHSA expects that this program will reduce the incidence of HIV and improve overall health outcomes for individuals with SMI or COD.

MAI-SI program grant funds must be primarily used to support direct services. Required activities include:

  • Provide HIV and hepatitis prevention services (e.g., screening, risk assessment, prevention counseling, rapid testing, PrEP [a medication protocol for individuals who do not have HIV but want added protection], hepatitis vaccination)) within a behavioral health care setting.
  • Provide evidence-based mental and substance use disorder treatment and practices that are trauma-informed and recovery-oriented.
  • Provide peer support services either by the recipient or through a sub-recipient.
  • Implement outreach strategies to inform individuals of available behavioral health services and HIV and hepatitis primary care and prevention services.
  • Provide case management services to coordinate all aspects of care, including behavioral health, primary care health, and HIV and hepatitis treatment, and other supportive services (e.g., housing, benefits, employment).

Allowable activities include:

  • Training and technical assistance (TTA) of up to $25,000 per year to specifically support the grantee’s program implementation.
  • On-site primary care inclusive of the ability to diagnose and treat HIV and hepatitis.

Amount: A total of $4,360,000 is available to make up to 10 grants of up to $485,000 per year for up to four years.

Eligibility: Domestic public and private non-profit entities, including:

  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations
  • State governments, including territories (the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau)

Additionally, organizations must meet the following three requirements:

  • A provider organization for direct client mental health services appropriate to the grant must be involved in the proposed project. The provider may be the applicant or another provider organization. More than one provider organization may be involved.
  • Each mental health treatment provider organization must have at least two years of experience (as of the due date of the application) providing relevant services (official documents must establish that the organization has provided relevant services for the last two years).
  • Each mental health treatment provider organization must comply with all applicable local (city, county) and state licensing, accreditation, and certification requirements, as of the due date of the application.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298750

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