SAMHSA Announces New HIV/AIDS Pilot Project for Unsheltered Populations

June 28, 2023
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This week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the Integrated Behavioral Health and HIV Care for Unsheltered Populations Pilot Project.

The application deadline is July 24.

SAMHSA will award up to three awards —two in urban areas and one in a rural area—with up to $666,000 for up to three years , totaling $2 million. Priority will be given to communities part of the ALL INside Initiative.

The purpose of this program is to pilot an approach to comprehensive health care for racial and ethnic medically underserved people experiencing unsheltered homelessness through the delivery of portable clinical care delivered outside that is focused on the integration of behavioral health and HIV treatment and prevention services.

Recipients will be expected to take a syndemic approach to health-care delivery through utilization of:

  1. Low-barrier substance use disorder (SUD) treatment
  2. Mental health care
  3. HIV and viral hepatitis testing and treatment
  4. HIV prevention including condom and PrEP distribution
  5. Harm reduction services

Read the full Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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