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HIV/AIDS and Substance Use among Black/African American Women and Young MSM (R01)

Grant Amount: NIDA intends to fund an estimate of 6-8 awards, corresponding to a total of $4.5 million, for fiscal year 2014.

To improve understanding of the intersection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a multipronged 2014 expansion of HIV and AIDS related research within the context of drug and alcohol abuse among understudied populations and in understudied settings that show promise for the development of effective prevention and treatment efforts. In addition to this funding opportunity, others included in the 2014 expansion address HIV/AIDS and substance use among the homeless and unstably housed (RFA-DA-14-009); the integration of substance abuse and HIV prevention and treatment within HIV/AIDS service delivery settings (RFA-DA-14-011); exploratory research on comorbid HIV, chronic pain, and substance use among older adults (RFA-DA-14-012); and Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain Data Harmonization Coordinating Center (RFA-DA-14-007).

This FOA seeks R01 research grant applications (1) to conduct research that expands our understanding of the intersection between substance use and HIV among Black/African American women (BAAW) and young Black/African American men who have sex with men (YBAAMSM), and (2) to develop and test interventions that improve HIV prevention and care among BAAW and YBAAMSM, with attention to substance use and its consequences. These populations bear a disproportionate burden of HIV infection in the US. Infections of BAAW have plateaued since the mid-2000s but there is considerable local variation. YBAAMSM have shown continued and consistent increases in HIV acquisitions since the early days of the epidemic and represent the population with the greatest increase in new cases during recent years. Individual HIV risk behaviors in these populations are not elevated relative to Caucasian; however, social and structural factors appear to amplify risk and reduce engagement in preventive services, screening and care among BAAW and YBAAMSM. Despite these common social/structural factors, there are important differences with, for example, BAAMSM cases being disproportionately in younger ages than those for BAAW. More attention to unique and common factors in these populations is needed to improve our understanding of HIV risk and transmission, as well as the development of more effective intervention strategies.
Funding Organization
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Fund Category
Support Types
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
County Agencies
Federal Government Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
6 - 8 awards
Award Amount Notes
NIDA intends to fund an estimate of 6-8 awards, corresponding to a total of $4.5 million, for fiscal year 2014. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
Letter of Intent Date
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact
Phone: (301) 435-0714
Technical Contact
Dionne Jones
Phone: (301) 402-1984
Fund Duration
Up to 5 years.
African Americans/Blacks
Alcohol Abuse
Drug Abuse
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Men Who Have Sex with Men
Research Programs
Risk Reduction
Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (, except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
Companion Funding Opportunity: RFA-DA-14-009, R01 Research Project Grant; RFA-DA-14-011, R01 Research Project Grant; RFA-DA-14-012, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant; RFA-DA-14-007, U01 Research Project – Cooperative Agreements.
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Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4724

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