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SAMHSA grant program seeks to contribute to ambitious HIV care goals

March 15, 2017
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Up to 57 grantees are expected to receive funding under a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) program designed to assist minority populations with substance use disorders and either having or at risk of HIV infection.

The Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS also seeks to move the nation toward meeting the ambitious “90-90-90” goal in HIV care by 2020. Under that scenario, 90% of all individuals living with HIV will know their status, 90% of diagnosed individuals will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of those receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

Local public and private nonprofit entities that provide services for substance use and co-occurring disorders and that have linkages to primary HIV services are eligible for funding. The program's total funding is up to $142.9 million over five years.

The application deadline is April 21. Prospective applicants must register with the National Institutes of Health's Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons as well as the System for Award Management and Grants.gov. For more information on program issues, contact Andrea M. Harris at (240) 276-2441 or Andrea.harris@samhsa.hhs.gov.

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