Funding Opportunity Announcement PS17-1704: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons of Color
The funding opportunity announcement is available at www.grants.govExternal
The purpose of this program is to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities among young men of color who have sex with men (YMSM of color), young transgender persons of color (YTG of color) and their partners who are at high risk of acquiring HIV. In accordance with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020 and CDC’s High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) approach, 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 CBOs’ 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 persons at high risk of acquiring HIV who are unaware of their HIV status, 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 for the United States: Updated to 2020 on improving performance and accountability are included in this FOA.
Community-Based organizations are required to provide comprehensive HIV prevention services for HIV-positive and HIV-negative YMSM of color and YTG persons of color. The organization’s High-Impact HIV Prevention Program model for HIV-positive and HIV-negative YMSM of color and YTG persons of color at high risk of acquiring HIV must consist of the following program components:
- Formalized Collaborations and Partnerships
- Program Promotion, Outreach, and Recruitment
- Targeted HIV Testing
- Comprehensive HIV Prevention with HIV-Positive Persons-Navigation to Continuum of HIV Prevention and Care Services
- Comprehensive HIV Prevention with High-Risk HIV-Negative Persons- Navigation to Continuum of HIV Prevention and Care Services
- Condom Distribution
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $54 million over five years to 30 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to men who have sex with men (MSM) of color and transgender individuals of color and their partners. The average individual award is approximately $360,000 per year. The HIV Prevention Programs for this announcement are awarded in the following two categories:
- Category A: HIV prevention services for Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM of color) and their partners regardless of age, gender, and race/ethnicity.
- Category B: HIV prevention services for Young Transgender Persons of Color (YTG of color) and their partners regardless of age, gender, and race/ethnicity.