Funding Opportunity Announcement: PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations
This website is designed to: (1) support the application process for community-based organizations (CBOs) applying for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1502; and (2) to provide a forum for the dissemination of important information to future PS15-1502 funded organizations.
The purpose of this program is to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities. In accordance with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/NHAS.pdf) and CDC’s High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) approach (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/strategy/hihp/index.htm), this FOA focuses on HIV in the nation by reducing new infections, increasing access to care, and promoting health equity. These goals will be achieved by enhancing community-based organizations’ capacities to increase HIV testing, link HIV-positive persons to HIV medical care, increase referrals to Partner Services (PS), provide prevention and essential support services for HIV-positive persons and high-risk persons with unknown/negative serostatus, and increase program monitoring and accountability. Standard performance measures for HIV prevention programs that are consistent with the focus of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on improving performance and accountability are included in this FOA.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of fiscal year 2015 funds for a cooperative agreement program for community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement High-Impact Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Programs in the following two categories:
Category A: HIV prevention services for members of racial/ethnic minority communities. These services must focus on members at greatest risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV infection. Examples of these minority communities include, but are not limited to, Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asian, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders.
Category B: HIV prevention services for members of groups at greatest risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV infection, regardless of race/ethnicity. Examples include, but are not limited to, HIV-positive persons, men who have sex with men [MSM], injection drug users [IDUs], and transgender persons.
*Applicants may apply for funding under one category only.
*Applicants are required to provide HIV prevention services for both HIV-positive persons and high-risk HIV-negative persons, regardless of the category for which funding is being requested.
Community-based organizations are uniquely positioned to complement and extend the reach of HIV prevention efforts implemented by state and local health departments and education agencies to support the optimization of services across public, private, and other community-based organizations to achieve objectives of increased identification of HIV infection, referral for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) services, earlier entry to HIV care, and increased consistency of care. The High-Impact HIV Prevention Program model for HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative persons will consist of the following required program components: (1) formalized collaborations; (2) program promotion, outreach, and recruitment; (3) targeted HIV testing; (4) HIV prevention for HIV-positive persons; (5) HIV prevention for high-risk HIV-negative persons; (6) condom distribution; and (7) HIV and organizational planning.
This opportunity is limited to non-profit organizations (e.g., community, faith-based, and tribal organizations) and must also be located and provide services in the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) listed here. An MSA is defined as a core geographic area containing a substantial population nucleus together with adjacent communities having a high degree of social and economic integration with that core. MSAs may be comprised of one or more entire counties.
For additional information related to counties and/or cities included in the MSAs or Metropolitan Divisions, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/bulletins/2013/b-13-01.pdf; reference Lists 2 and 3. For a comprehensive list of the MSA in the United States and Puerto Rico, please visit http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2010/cph-t/CPH-T-5.pdf.
The listed MSAs were selected based upon having the highest unadjusted number of diagnoses of HIV infection in 2011 (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/statistics_2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf#Page=75).
Based on anticipated availability of funds, CDC expects to award up to 100 cooperative agreements under the Categories A and B. The average award will be approximately $400,000, with an individual floor of $350,000 and an individual ceiling of $450,000. If the applicant organization applies as the lead agency for a Collaborative CBO HIV Prevention Partnership, the approximate floor award is $700,000 and the maximum amount of an award is $1,000,000 with an average award of $850,000.