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Invitation to participate in a Student Leadership Behavioral Health Training Opportunity – Atlanta, Georgia April 8th – 10th 2016! Limited travel awards to participate in this event

Third National HBCU-CFE Peer Educators - Leadership Summit 2016

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health at Morehouse School of Medicine, supported by a Cooperative Agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) TI-025590, is convening The Third National HBCU-CFE Peer Educators Leadership Summit, April 8th - 10th 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.

HBCU students who are current peer educators/leaders in behavioral health or interested in becoming a peer educator/leader are encouraged to apply for limited travel awards to participate in this event.

Please read the ATTACHED APPLICATION, complete and return ASAP to and if you have questions please email Program Manager Dollmesha Greene at or call 404-756-5743


Funding Opportunity

2016 Collegiate Wellness and Recovery Capacity-building Opportunity

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a contract with the Center for Social Innovation (C4) to operate the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS). C4 is currently requesting capabilities statements from Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs) and Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRCs) to carry out activities that develop or expand capacity to effectively engage and serve a broad array of students with behavioral health conditions. For the purpose of this announcement, the term “peer” is defined as an individual with lived experience of substance use disorders, mental health conditions, or co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions and is in recovery from said conditions. Read more


Congratulations to the 2015-2016 HBCU-CFE Behavioral Health Capacity Building Sub-Awards Recipients

Option I
Alcorn State UniversityArkansas Baptist CollegeBenedict CollegeBowie State University
Claflin UniversityClinton CollegeConcordia CollegeCoppin State University
Edward Waters CollegeFlorida A&M UniversityFlorida Memorial UniversityGadsden State Community College
Grambling State UniversityHoward UniversityJackson State UniversityJarvis Christian
Johnson C. Smith UniversityMorehouse CollegeNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityNorfolk State University
Rust CollegeSpelman CollegeStillman CollegeTalladega College
University of the District of ColumbiaUniversity of Maryland Eastern ShoresWiley College Xavier University
Option II
Allen UniversityCentral State UniversityNorth Carolina Central University Shaw University
Wilberforce University


12/15 The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will be hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

The WHIHBCU will co-hosted a webinar with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on December 15, 2015 from 3:00PM-4:00PM EST.

This webinar will featured a presentation by DoJ highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Faculty and administrators from the HBCU community were invited to view the webinar live and ask questions.


2014-2015 Mini Grantees/Sub Awardees

Congratulations to the recipients!

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1/28 Building your Professional and Personal Brand Through Internships: While Earning College Credits
2-3 PM EST

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In this informative webinar, participants will learn about the significance of using internships to position themselves for potential career opportunities and advancement in their respective disciplines. They will also learn about the do’s and don’ts required in successfully navigating their internships to accomplish their educational goals and career objectives while at their host organization.

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HBCU - CFE Technical Assistance Webinar for the 2015-16 Mid-Term Progress Report for the HBCU-CFE Sub- Awardees
The HBCU-Center for Excellence Evaluation Team has established a schedule for 2015-2016 HBCU-CFE Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Sub Award Recipients to receive Technical Assistance (TA). The focus of the webinar is to review the criteria for completing the Mid Term Report Template, due March 7th 2016.

The TA webinars will take place on the following dates:

Monday, February 8th 2pm-3pm EDT
Wednesday, February 10th 10am-11am EDT
Tuesday, February 16th 11:00am EDT
Thursday, February 18th 2:00pm EDT.

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Again, the deadline for the Mid-Term Report submission is - March 7th 2016. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Upcoming Events

2015 Lonnie E. Mitchell Conference pictures and presentations are now available

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MAC National Credential Grandfather Offer Now Open!

The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), a department of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is proud to announce an opportunity for all currently state credentialed/licensed addiction professionals to receive the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) national credential, based on their already demonstrated competence, skill, training, and experience. No testing necessary! Only $100!

Open to all current state certified or licensed Substance Use Disorders or Professional Counselors (social worker, mental health, marriage & family, professional counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor) who meet the eligible criteria for the MAC.

Application Open Period: December 1, 2015 - May 31 2016

This is a limited one-time offer available for only six months!  No Grandfather Offer applications will be accepted after the close of this offer. All applications must be postmarked by the posted date for your desired credential.

Apply Now!

Mini Grant RFA Technical Assistance Webinars
Thank you to all who attended!

Webinar Presentation

Student Resources

Steering Committee Student Leader

HBCU campuses are invited to nominate a youth from your campus to serve on the Steering Committee for the HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health as a student leader/representative for years 2015-2017 of our grant.  Please complete application for the HBCU-CFE Steering Committee and return no later than August 28th 2015 and notification of selected student will be no later than September 18th.

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Internships and Fellowships

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.

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Who we are

The HBCU-CFE, through its established HBCU network, will target all 105 HBCUs and provide ongoing technical assistance and on-site and distance learning opportunities. The HBCU-CFE will advance these goals by building and strengthening collaborative partnerships

The goals of the HBCU-CFE are to:

  • Promote student behavioral health to positively impact student retention
  • Expand campus service capacity, including the provision of culturally appropriate behavioral health resources
  • Facilitate best practices dissemination, foster student leadership, and behavioral health workforce development