Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)/SAMSHA (June 28, 2023)


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced a new funding opportunity that will support up to three pilot sites to take a syndemic approach to services by integrating behavioral health, HIV, and other services that are delivered outside for unsheltered racial and ethnic minority individuals using a portable clinical care approach. The pilot sites will be required to deliver a core package of services that includes basic primary healthcare; infectious disease prevention, testing, and treatment; substance use disorder (SUD) treatment; mental healthcare; and harm reduction services.

The Integrated Behavioral Health and HIV Care for Unsheltered Populations Pilot Project (Short Title: Portable Clinical Care Pilot Project) is supported with resources from the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund, which is administered by the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will manage the program. Funded projects may last up to three years. In FY2023, $2 million is available to support the pilot sites. Applications are due by July 24, 2023.

To learn more about the NOFO please read the latest Blog/SAMHSA Funding Opportunity for Portable Clinical Care Services for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness.