Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (Short Title: TCE-HIV: Minority Women)


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: Minority Women) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, behavioral health, and HIV/AIDS services for high risk women of African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority groups (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, previously incarcerated women, and their significant others, who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. The grant will fund programs that provide integrated services of behavioral health treatment and HIV medical care. The program is primarily intended for substance use disorder treatment programs to integrate HIV services. The goals of this program are to: (1) reduce HIV infection and transmission rates among high risk women, of African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority groups (ages 18 years and older), including reducing alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, injecting drug use (IDU), and prescription drug misuse; (2) address the impact of violence and trauma on women’s increased risk of SUD and HIV infection; (3) increase access to culturally-appropriate, women- and family-centered, trauma-informed substance use disorder/co-occurring substance use and mental disorder treatment and HIV/viral hepatitis services, including HIV and hepatitis B and C testing; (4) educate and empower women, including African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority women to increase their awareness of safer sex practices (e.g., condom use) and make informed decisions about their behavioral health, including trauma-related risk behaviors; and (5) implement evidence-based interventions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility is restricted to domestic nonprofit, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations. For example: • Community- and faith-based organizations; • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations; • Urban Indian organizations; • Hospitals; • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and FQHC look-a-likes, and; • Public or private universities and colleges. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. SAMHSA believes that in order to achieve the goals of this program to enhance infrastructure and capacity to improve the community's response to HIV/AIDS by increasing access to care and services to high risk women including African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women at high risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, grant funds must go directly to community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, and other eligible applicants listed above. Locally-based organizations operating and providing services in areas traditionally underserved by governmental services have a proven track record of reaching minority populations and dealing with sensitive identity issues, such as HIV status and perceived sexual orientation. Local organizations are also more likely to be managed by minorities living in the areas that have been targeted for this funding announcement. These organizations will be more predisposed to employ community residents and be staffed by peers of the clients seeking services. In addition, local organizations will have more representation on their Board of Directors and Community Advisory Councils of community leaders, both private and public. Therefore, state and local governments are not eligible to apply. Current SAMHSA-funded TCE-HIV grantees awarded under the FY 2015 TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations program (TI-15-006) are not eligible to apply.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1412
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E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $500,000.00


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