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The Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24 Cooperative Agreement (Prevention Navigator)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 17, 2017

For programmatic or technical questions:
Judith Ellis

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez


The Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program offers grants to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders, especially racial/ethnic males ages 13-24 at risk for HIV/AIDS, including males who have sex with other males. The program will place a particular emphasis on those individuals who are not in stable housing in communities with high incidence and prevalence rates of substance misuse and HIV infection.

The program proposes to use a navigation approach, utilizing community health workers, neighborhood navigators, and peer support specialists to enhance outreach and expedite services for these populations.

Community-based organizations will be expected to deliver comprehensive HIV/AIDS-related support services and transition assistance designed to reduce morbidity and mortality for this high risk group, including:

  • Substance misuse prevention
  • HIV medical care
  • Assistance with prescription drugs
  • Housing, employment, family, and education services

Awards will support infrastructure development, environmental strategies, and services using evidence-based interventions. Appendix A of the application instructions describes evidence-based practices, as well as alternatives for rural and isolated communities that do not have an established evidence base.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Community-based domestic, public, and private nonprofit entities
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes (AI/AN) and tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Expected number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000
Project period: Up to 5 years

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

SAMHSA has changed its registration and application requirements. It is strongly recommended that applicants begin the registration process 6 weeks in advance of the application deadline.

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Community health workers · HIV and AIDS · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Minorities · Mortality · Self-sufficiency · Substance abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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