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Funding Opportunity Announcement: PS14-1410 Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Funding to Increase HIV Prevention and Care Service Delivery among Health Centers Serving High HIV Prevalence Jurisdictions

General
Funding & Budget
Eligibility
Monitoring and Evaluation
Miscellaneous questions received after FOA Publication

Please note: The email Q&A responses take precedence if there is a discrepancy between the webinar Q&A and the email Q&A responses. The email Q&A responses are the most updated.

General

  1. What is the purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)?

  2. Will there be other federal funding opportunities to complement this FOA?

  3. What activities will the health departments, health centers, and technical assistance contractor be funded to do? How will this be coordinated?

  4. How will this project be managed?

  5. What is the timeline of the project?

  6. What are the expectations for pre- and post-award partnerships between the health department applicants and health centers?

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Funding & Budget

  1. How much federal funding is allocated for the overall project?

  2. Does funding for this project include Affordable Care Act money?

  3. Are research and clinical care expenditures allowed under the CDC FOA?

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Eligibility

  1. What agencies are eligible to compete for CDC awards under this funding announcement? Are directly-funded city health departments that are not included in the 9 eligible state health departments able to receive funding by working directly with a state health department?

  2. What criteria did CDC use to determine eligibility for these awards?

  3. What health centers are eligible for supplemental HRSA awards?

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Monitoring and Evaluation

How will funded activities be measured and evaluated?

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Miscellaneous questions received after FOA Publication

  1. We are fine-tuning our outcomes and are curious about the amount of overlap between the CDC and HRSA grant. For example, for continuous quality improvement we would want to track information such as the number of clinicians training in HIV care, etc. We would also be looking out their client demographics, encouraging outreach to men. However, are these indicator that would be in the HRSA grant and not appropriate in our grant?

  2. Could you provide an example of what would suffice as evidence of the following? Applicants must provide evidence of program management/staffing plans, performance measurement, evaluation, financial reporting, management of travel requirements, and workforce development and training.

  3. We would like clarification on the method of finance for HIV medications for persons without health insurance who do not qualify for ADAP or Medicaid and become patients of HRSA funded health centers under HRSA’s forthcoming HIV supplemental FOA.

  4. Are charts and graphs allowed in the narrative?

  5. We understand the requirement for an MOU with local health departments in providing partner services and linkage to care under the FOA. Some of the health centers we’ve selected are in cities where the local health department provides disease intervention services, and we are working on MOUs with the local health departments. However, at least 2 of the health centers we’ve selected are in areas contiguous to and actually part of a greater megalopolis, but are situated in cities or counties that do not provide disease intervention services. In those areas, health department regional offices, utilizing state health department personnel, provide those services. We are working under the assumption that there won’t be a problem with our application if no MOU with a local health authority is submitted for those health centers given that these offices are directly part of the state health department.

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