October 5, 2017 – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded grants totaling $166 million over five years through its Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV (TCE-HIV) Program and its Prevention Navigator Program. The grant funding will be used to prevent HIV among high-risk populations and to treat co-occurring behavioral health disorders and HIV.
Grantees will use the funds for activities such as outreach, screening, prevention and treatment. “Our efforts in vulnerable communities have shown us that prevention works,” said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. “This funding will be used to increase access to a range of services important to prevention, recovery and healthy living.”