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


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: May 3, 2017

Sponsoring Organization

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Funds programs at the local-level to address interrelated issues of substance use disorder (SUD), HIV, and mental health problems among high risk racial and ethnic minority populations, such as black or Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM); older men who have sex with men (MSM); and gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Focuses on connecting individuals in these populations with evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery care and services. Expected grantee outcomes include:

  • Increasing the number of SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) individuals with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and receiving HIV care
  • Increasing access to and retention in treatment for individuals with co-existing SUD, behavioral health, HIV, and hepatitis conditions
  • Reducing HIV risk and incidence
  • Reducing the impact of behavioral health problems and trauma-related conditions among target populations
  • Ensuring access to appropriate behavioral health services

Required program activities include:

  • SUD/COD treatment services, such as expanding access and availability of services to more clients, improving the quality and/or intensity of services by adding evidence-based treatment practices, and screening and assessing clients for COD to develop appropriate treatment approaches
  • HIV testing and case management services, such as providing on-site HIV testing and developing individualized services plans with referrals to connect clients to follow-up care
  • Viral hepatitis testing and referral services, such as hepatitis B and C testing and vaccination and linking clients to follow-up care and treatment

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 57
Estimated total program funding: $28,594,750

Who Can Apply

Eligibility is restricted to local-level public and private nonprofit entities that provide substance use and co-occurring services, and have established linkages to primary HIV services including:

  • Local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations (UIOs)
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Applicants must demonstrate and document partnership with primary HIV treatment and care providers.

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for direct client services, such as substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, appropriate to the grant must be involved in the proposed project. The provider may be the applicant or another organization committed to the project. More than one provider organization may be involved.
  • Each mental health/substance abuse treatment provider organization must have at least two years' 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/substance abuse 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.

States and grantees that received awards under TI-15-006 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS and TI-16-011 Targeted Capacity Expansion HIV: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS are not eligible to apply.

For additional eligibility information, see part I of the funding announcement.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and information about the online application process are available in part I and part II of the funding announcement.


For programmatic or technical questions:
Andrea M. Harris, MS, LCADC, CPP

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez

Rural Awards

Examples of past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

The Creek Nation Protecting the Future project in Oklahoma is an example of a rural community funded through this opportunity. Funds were awarded to develop an integrated system of care to deliver quality SUD treatment services to members of the Muscogee Creek Nation at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Harm Reduction • Housing and Homelessness • Infectious Diseases • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Opioids • Prevention • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse