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Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS13-1310: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Projects for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands

Purpose

The purpose of the program is to support the development and implementation of high impact, comprehensive community-based HIV Prevention Programs to achieve maximum impact on reducing new HIV infections via provision of services to persons at high risk for transmitting and acquiring HIV in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; increase the number of HIV positive persons in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who are aware of their HIV status and linked to and re-engaged in care, treatment, and other essential support services; build the capacity of CDC-funded CBOs to support the delivery of scalable, cost-effective, and evidence based comprehensive community-based HIV Prevention Programs for persons at high risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and promote collaboration and coordination of HIV prevention and care efforts among CBOs, health departments, and other service providers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded 8 CBOs cooperative agreements. The average award is $225,000. The funding period of the cooperative agreement is up to 2 years and is based on the availability of funds. The HIV Prevention Programs for this announcement are awarded in the following two categories:

Category A: HIV Prevention Programs for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Category B: HIV Prevention Programs for the United States Virgin Islands

Awardees were funded to implement a Comprehensive and Innovative Client Centered HIV Prevention Program that consist of the following program components:  1) program promotion; 2) client recruitment; 3) addressing health disparities; 4) enhanced HIV testing;  5) strategies to support linkage, re-engagement, and retention in care; and 6) a combination of structural, behavioral, and/or biomedical interventions that supports maximum reach and optimal outcomes. 

PS13-1310 Grantees

Organizations funded under PS13-1310: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Projects for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands

 

Category A
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Category B
United States Virgin Islands

ASPIRA, Inc. of Puerto Rico (ASPIRA) Helping Others in a Positive Environment, Inc. (HOPE)
COAI, Inc. Virgin Islands Community AIDS Resource & Education, Inc. (VICARE)
Corporación de Salud y Medicina Avanzada (COSSMA)  
Estancia Corazon, Inc.  
Migrant Health Center, Western Region, Inc.  
Puerto Rico Community Network for Clinical Research on AIDS (PR CoNCRA)  

Correspondence

HIV Planning Guidance

The purpose of the HIV Planning Guidance is to provide CDC grantees a blueprint for the HIV planning process and flexibility to design and implement a participatory HIV planning process. This Guidance supports health departments in the implementation of HIV prevention programs supported by Funding Opportunity Announcement PS12-1201. The HIV Planning Guidance, formerly known as the HIV Prevention Community Planning Guidance, is available below.

Planning Guidance Document

Capacity Building Assistance and Technical Assistance

Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) is the provision of information, technical assistance, technical consultation, training, or technology transfer for individuals and organizations to improve the delivery and effectiveness of HIV prevention services.

CDC funds multiple national and regional non-governmental organizations (CBA Providers) to deliver services that will build the capacity of HIV prevention CBOs.

To request Capacity Building Assistance, please first contact your Project Officer to discuss your CBA needs prior to entering the request using the CBA Request Information System (CRIS) (hyperlink) https://wwwn.cdc.gov/Cris2009/pages/main/l1.aspx

For information regarding trainings on structural interventions and/or Effective Behavioral Interventions (EBI), such as Selecting Effective Behavioral Intervention (EBI), please go to NNPTC National Training Calendarand www.effectiveinterventions.org for a calendar listing of all available dates.

National HIV Prevention Monitoring and Evaluation (NHM&E)

Contacts

For submission difficulties, contact the Grants.gov Contact Center Phone: 1-800-518-4726 Email: support@grants.gov.

CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired or disabled is available at: TTY (888)232-6348.

For general questions, contact your assigned Prevention Program Branch (PPB) Project Officer
For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact your assigned Grants Management Specialist
For questions about NHM&E, contact the NHM&E Service Center at NHMEservice@cdc.gov or 1-855-374-7310

For general correspondence send an email to the FOA mailbox related to the program award:
PS13-1310@cdc.gov

 

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