Grant Amount: Anticipated total available funding is $1 million.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds to expand the capacity of Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) grantees in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and Criminal Justice (CJ) grantees in CSAT and CMHS, to provide rapid HIV testing (RHT), counselin,g and referral to care.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) clearly articulates the need for resources to be strategically concentrated in areas with high rates of HIV infection, and the need for targeting specific population subgroups at higher risk, such as those connected to the criminal justice system. Key goals of the NHAS include: 1) reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV, 2) increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and 3) reducing HIV-related health disparities (p. vii, National HIV AIDS Strategy, Office of National AIDS Policy, the White House, Washington, DC, 2010). The RHT supplements program will support the goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections by increasing the number of people who know their HIV status through the provision of HIV rapid testing to high-risk populations.
Supplemental grant funds must be used for the following activities: (1) Purchase of rapid HIV test kits, test controls, other required supplies (e.g., gloves, biohazardous waste containers, etc.); (2) Implementation of quality assurance measures to appropriately conduct rapid HIV testing; and (3) Training for staff related to HIV rapid testing.
In addition to providing rapid HIV testing, applicants must develop a plan for providing referrals that include, but are not limited to primary health care, and mental health and medical services for those who are HIV positive, have AIDS, or are at high-risk of HIV infection.
US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Number of Awards Given
Up to 20 awards
Award Amount Notes
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1 million.
Application Due Date
Roger George Ofc of Financial Resources Div of Grants Management SAMHSA 1 Choke Cherry Road Room 7-1081 Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (240) 276-1418
Stephen Carrington CSAT, Div of Svcs ImprovementSAMHSA 1 Choke Cherry Road Room 5-1010 Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (240) 276-1611
Up to 1 year.
HIV Test Related Counseling Mental Health Services Primary Care Rapid HIV Antibody Testing Referrals
African Americans/Blacks At Risk Persons Hispanics/Latinos Incarcerated Persons Men Who Have Sex with Men Persons with HIV/AIDS Transgendered Persons Women
Documents Needed to Complete a Grant Application 1. Request for Application (RFA). 2. Grant Application Package. You must use the forms in the application package to complete the application. A complete list of documents included in the application kit is available at http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/ApplicationKit.aspx.
Applicants may download additional copies of the application forms from the SAMHSA Web site at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/apply.aspx.
Additional materials available on this Web site include: a grant writing technical assistance manual for potential applicants; standard terms and conditions for SAMHSA grants; guidelines and policies that relate to SAMHSA grants (e.g., guidelines on cultural competence, consumer and family participation, and evaluation); and a list of certifications and assurances referenced in item 21 of the SF 424.
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