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Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Cooperative Agreement

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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
May 2, 2022

For program related questions:
Judith Ellis

For fiscal/budget related questions:
Office of Financial Resources

For grant review process and application status questions:
Toni Davidson


This program, short title: Prevention Navigator, offers grants to provide substance misuse and HIV prevention services to racial/ethnic minority males at risk for HIV/AIDS, with particular emphasis on males who have sex with other males (MSM), including transgender individuals, as well as those who identify as LGBTQ+ who are not in stable housing and reside in communities with high incidence rates of HIV.

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

Required activities include:

  • Provide substance misuse and HIV and hepatitis prevention education and mental health promotion to bring about awareness of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Educate providers on the importance of screening for HIV and hepatitis and linking persons who test positive to treatment services
  • Partner with various community sectors including healthcare, schools, justice systems, social services, the faith community, and other relevant community sectors to implement comprehensive community-based substance misuse, hepatitis, and HIV prevention strategies
  • Develop and implement social media tools and awareness campaigns for outreach/recruitment, including public messaging on the risk of substance misuse among individuals living with HIV and the importance of seeking care
  • Conduct or make referrals to HIV and viral hepatitis testing for individuals in the community
  • Provide navigation services to link individuals to care for mental health disorders, substance misuse, HIV, and hepatitis, where indicated. Navigation services should include housing support services with warm handoff referrals and coordination to housing, as well as follow-up to ensure individuals are engaged and retained in treatment.

SAMHSA intends to make an equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography including urban, rural, and remote settings and balance among populations of focus and program size.


Domestic public and private non-profit entities are eligible to apply. Additional information and a complete list of eligible organizations is available in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000 per year
Expected number of awards: 18
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated total program funding: $4,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Community and faith-based initiatives · Community health workers · HIV and AIDS · Housing and homelessness · Human services · LGBTQ+ · Mental health · Minorities · Mortality · Networking and collaboration · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details

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