Deadline: 12 July 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications to support organizations that will serve as the Coordination and Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) for a new Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) program entitled “Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Building Care and Prevention Capacity: Addressing the HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas”.
The purpose of the program is to implement innovative models of service delivery that result in improvements in RWHAP Part A jurisdictions’ HIV care continuum for minority populations.
- The estimated total program funding is $1,000,000.
- The project period is up to three (3) years.
- Increasing HIV testing and linkage to care for HIV/Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection
- Increasing HIV treatment coverage
- Increasing retention in care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and HCV curative treatment
- Increasing viral suppression Tailored approaches to certain minority populations of focus [MSM, youth, cisgender and transgender women, PWID].
The CTAC will provide:
- Start-up and ongoing TA (onsite and virtual) to sub-recipients located in four of the 18 RWHAP Part A jurisdictions in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia on a wide range of programmatic activities that have potential to positively impact the HIV care continuum in each jurisdiction by reducing disparities among minority populations.
- Sub-awards to expand evidence-based/informed interventions, within a jurisdiction.
- Ongoing consultation on the use of sub-award funds to help with start-up of new programming.
- TA to increase the identification of newly diagnosed individuals and access points for entry into HIV care and prevention services among newly screened, newly identified and previously identified but out-of-care minority people living with HIV (PLWH).
- Opportunities for learning collaborative discussions in coordination with HRSA’s HAB, collaborate with the HRSA Office of Regional Operations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on any regional activities, through virtual and face-to-face meetings.
- Collate and share information on a wide range of effective (evidence –based or informed) programmatic interventions.
- Applicants must have a minimum four year history of developing and disseminating TA to RWHAP recipients and sub-recipient providers, and are expected to collaborate with these partners in the development of this project.
- Eligible organizations may include public entities (including state, local, and Indian tribal governments); institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations (including faith-based, community-based, and tribal organizations); and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV-related issues on a national level and within governmental public health structures.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit this Ryan White HIVAIDS Program.