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$52M Initiative Targets Substance Abuse, HIV

 ROCKVILLE, MD  — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to $52.5 million for up to five years in cooperative agreements (grants) to provide integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services to at-risk, traditionally underserved populations. 

 
The Ready-To-Respond (RTR) initiative is designed to prevent substance use among high-risk, traditionally underserved populations (including racial and ethnic minority populations) and reduce the incidence of new HIV infection. The goal of the program is to engage experienced community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities in preventing and reducing substance abuse and new HIV infection. 
 
Under the terms of this program awardees will develop comprehensive strategies for promoting prevention services in substance abuse and HIV in their communities – including programs for providing HIV testing and evidence-based HIV and substance abuse prevention practices.
 
A total of 35 grant awards of up to $300,000 per year will be made to each grantee for up to five years. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports and compliance with all terms and conditions of awards. 
 
The following is a list of the grantees and their first year a award amounts:

 

Grantees City State First Year Awards
Fundacion Latino Americana Contra El Sid Houston TX 300,000
The Fortune Society, Inc. Long Island NY 30,0000
Lakeview Center, Inc. Pensacola FL 299,640
The Research Found of State Univ. of NY Albany NY 300.000
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. Tarzana CA 300.000
Wright State University Dayton OH 299,999
AIDS Council of Northeastern New York Albany NY 280,000
Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc. Longview TX 300,000
Asian American Recovery Services, Inc. South San Francisco CA 300,000
Community Rehabilitation Ctr (CRC), Inc. Jacksonville FL 300,000
Council on Prevention & Education Louisville KY 299,000

MHMR of Tarrant Co – Addiction Services
Fort Worth TX 300,000
The Curators of the University of MO Columbia MO 300,000
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Tucson AZ 300,000
Urban League of Greater Dallas and NCTX Dallas TX 300,000
Aletheia House, Inc. Birmingham AL 300,000
AIDS Service Center of Lower Manhattan New York NY 300,000

STORY TAGS: GENERAL , BLACKS , AFRICAN AMERICAN , LATINO , HISPANIC , MINORITIES , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

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