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Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention (CDC-RFA-PS18-1807)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-PS18-1807, Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is located on Approximately $17 million per year is available. The period of performance is 5 years with a 12-month budget period and an anticipated start date of August 1, 2018.

The purpose of PS18-1807 is to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s youth by working with education and health agencies, and other organizations to reduce HIV, STD, teen pregnancy, and related risk behaviors among middle and high school students. PS18-1807 offers an approach that includes three overall components: Component 1) School-Based Surveillance; Component 2) School-Based HIV/STD Prevention; and Component 3) Technical Assistance and Capacity Building.

Information for Potential Applicants


Component 1: Eligibility is limited to state education agencies, territorial education agencies, local education agencies, and tribal governments. Additionally, if an education agency declines to apply for funding, the health agency in its jurisdiction or the health agency’s Bona Fide Agent may apply on its behalf.

Component 2: Eligibility is limited to local education agencies. Local education agencies applying for Component 2 must also apply for Component 1 to be funded for Component 2. While all local education agencies are eligible to apply, successful applications will demonstrate capacity to reach at least 10,000 students. Contiguous local education agencies could come together to submit one application; however, only one agency will serve as the lead for the consortium.

Component 3: Eligibility is open. There are no restrictions on who can apply for Component 3. However, successful applicants must demonstrate the capability to operate nationally and demonstrate experience of previous national work. Applicants must also be capable of providing technical support to education agencies in a wide variety of locations across the United States concurrently. Specific criteria regarding operating nationally can be found in the “Organizational Capacity of Recipients to Implement the Approach” section and the related scoring criteria in the Phase II Review section.

Number of Awards:

The estimated number of initial awards is as follows:

Component 1: approximately 95 total (50 state, 7 territorial, 3 tribal, and 35 local agencies)
Component 2: approximately 35 local education agencies funded under Component 1
Component 3: approximately 5 organizations

Contact John Canfield for more information.

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