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Notice of Award (NoA)

Application Review Information

Please be advised, all eligible applications will be initially reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff. In addition, eligible applications will be jointly reviewed for responsiveness by the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), NCHHSTP and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements.

Next, your application will advance through the review process. A review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in Section V Application Review Information, subsection entitled “Criteria”. The applications will be evaluated using a Structured Review process.


All eligible and technically acceptable applications for Category A and Category B will be funded. In addition, the following factors may affect the funding decision: In addition, the following factors may affect the funding decision: availability of funds and relevance to DHAP program priorities.

CDC will provide justification for any decision to fund out of rank order.

Criteria for Step One: Application Review

HIV Prevention Programs (maximum available points = 1000)

  1. Justification of Need (50 points)
  2. Applicant Infrastructure, Experience, and Capacity (100 points)
  3. Program Description
    1. General (25 points)
    2. HIV Prevention Risk Reduction Strategies and Services [715 points]
      1. Program Promotion and Client Recruitment (100 points)
      2. Enhanced HIV Testing (200 points)
      3. HIV Prevention Programs for HIV Positive Individuals and High Risk Negative Individuals (300 points)
      4. Condom Distribution (30 points)
      5. Service Integration (30 points)
      6. Client Navigation Services (55 points)
    3. Enhanced HIV Prevention Planning and Infrastructure [110 points]
      1. Organizational Strategic Plan (35 points)
      2. Coordination and Collaboration with the State and Local Health Department and HIV Planning Group (50 Points)
      3. Client Record and Program Data Management (25 Points)
      4. Capacity Building (Reviewed, but not scored)
  4. Budget (SF 424A) and Budget Narrative (reviewed, but not scored)

The Prevention Program Branch (PPB) will conduct Post-Award Site Visit Assessments (PASVA) with all funded organizations as part of the implementation process for PS13-1310. The purpose of this site visit is to assess the grantees alignment of prevention programs to with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and High-Impact Prevention (HIP). This visit will be interactive and include open discussions and dialogue as well as field observation(s). CDC’s PGO will conduct a Recipient Capability Assessment (RCA), if necessary. The purpose is to evaluate your Organization’s ability to manage CDC funds. Either PGO staff or another selected agency will conduct this assessment.

Notice of Award (NoA)

Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and emailed to the program director, and a hard copy mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.

Any application awarded in response to this FOA will be subject to the DUNS, CCR Registration and Transparency Act requirements.

Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.


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