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Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations

Program Announcement PS15-1502

Purpose

The purpose of the program is to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities. In accordance with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and CDC’s High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) approach, this program 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. 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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs. Through the newly developed CBO HIV Prevention Partnership, an additional 47 organizations will make a contribution in delivering more comprehensive prevention services to those at highest risk of acquiring and/or transmitting HIV. The average individual award is approximately $400,000 per year and the average CBO HIV Prevention Partnership award is $850,000. The HIV Prevention Programs for this announcement are awarded 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.

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