CSOs complement the work of state and local health departments and other agencies by having the true ability to meet clients where they are with their health needs. CSOs are uniquely positioned to implement and expand the reach and impact of HIVST programs with their accessibility and availability to people who cannot otherwise obtain HIV services.
- HIVST Program Implementation and/or Expansion
- Prioritize HIVST Education and Test Kit Distribution
- HIVST Program Promotion and Outreach
- Expand Community Collaborations and Partnerships
- Encourage Linkages to HIV Treatment, Prevention, and Other Essential Services
Applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal and budget outlining project activities and expected expenditures for a 10.5-month performance period (August 15, 2022, to June 30, 2023) totaling no more than $100,000.00.
The program activities described below attempt to address the gap in HIVST for communities most affected by HIV transmission by
- increasing knowledge of HIV status
- reducing the incidence of HIV among priority populations
- increasing engagement and access to HIV treatment and prevention support services
- increasing access and use of safe spaces for priority populations
- Improved capacity for CSO to identify, prioritize, and customize relevant HIVST-related programs and services to address local public health needs.
- Improved capacity of CSO to acquire bulk HIV self-test kits and distribute to clients
- Increased use of HIV self-test kits among priority populations in priority jurisdictions
- Increased HIV diagnoses among priority population unaware of HIV status
- Increased use of HIV prevention and essential services among priority populations
- Increased capability to implement evidence-based/informed public healthprograms, policies, and services to address public health needs
- Increased number and range of partnerships and collaborations between CSOs,medical clinics, SSPs, and other community organizations
- Increased knowledge of HIV status among priority populations
- Increased use and engagement of HIV prevention and essential services amongpriority populations
- Increased use of safe spaces among clients
- Increased awareness of HIV risk reduction methods and reduction of HIV-related stigma in the served priority population
- Eligible applicants are community serving organizations (CSOs) that
- wish to implement a new HIVST program or expand an existing HIVST program, and
- have a history of serving vulnerable populations affected by HIV
- Eligible applicants include faith-based organizations, community health clinics/Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), immigrant/migrant support or advocacy organizations, community organizing/mobilization organizations, community coalitions/networking/partnership organizations, social service organizations, AIDS service organizations, and syringe service programs.
- Priority consideration will be given to eligible CSOs serving clients within the 57 priority jurisdictions identified by the CDC’s initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S and are minority-led.
For more information, visit https://www.cdcfoundation.org/Capacity-CSO-HIVST-RFP?inline