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Minority Aids Initiative: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS

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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 22, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Kirk James, M.D.

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez


This program (Short Title: MAI – High Risk Populations) provides grants to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are at risk for HIV or are HIV positive and that receive HIV services/treatment.

Required activities include:

  • Offer all clients and their drug-using and/or sexual partners HIV rapid preliminary antibody testing at enrollment, including rapid fourth-generation HIV diagnostic testing
  • Provide on-site HIV testing in accordance with state and local requirements
  • Provide case management, referral/linkages to follow-up care and treatment for all clients who have a preliminary positive HIV and confirmatory HIV test results
  • Develop MOAs with primary HIV treatment and care providers to strengthen integration of care
  • Screen and assess clients determined to be at high risk for HIV infection or HIV positive for the presence of CODs and use the information obtained from the screening and assessment to develop appropriate treatment approaches for the persons identified as having co-occurring mental and substance use disorders and at risk for HIV or living with HIV infection
  • Provide evidence-based SUD/COD treatment and recovery support services to individuals at risk for or living with HIV
  • Test in accordance with state and local requirements, all clients who are considered to be at risk for viral hepatitis
  • Provide a plan for providing referrals and linkages to follow-up care and treatment for all individuals infected with viral hepatitis

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities, including:

  • State and territorial governments
  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public and private universities and colleges
  • Community-based and faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 24
Estimated total program funding: $12,000,000

At least 5 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending adequate application volume.

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · HIV and AIDS · Illicit drug use · Mental health · Minorities · Prescription drug misuse · Racial and ethnic groups · Substance use and misuse

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