Up to $2.5 Million Available for Grants Using New Media To Prevent Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS for High-Risk Populations

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This Minority AIDS Initiative program uses new media platforms such as podcasts, blogs, social networks, and text messaging to promote discussions with racial/ethnic populations at high risk for substance abuse and HIV infection.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $2.5 million for grants using new media to create specialized prevention messages for traditionally underserved populations. This Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) program uses new media platforms such as podcasts, blogs, social networks and text messaging to promote discussions, training and other targeted prevention messaging to racial/ethnic populations at high risk for substance abuse and HIV infection.\

SAMHSA expects that a total of up to 20 grantees will receive grants of up to $125,000 a piece for one year. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

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