Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement PS22-2203: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Programs for Young Men of Color Who have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons of Color
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year 2022 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 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 persons of color) and their partners regardless of age, gender, and race/ethnicity
NOTE: Throughout this funding opportunity announcement, “young” and “youth” are defined as individuals between the ages of 13-34 years.
CBOs are uniquely positioned to complement and extend the reach of HIV prevention efforts implemented by state and local health departments through the optimization of services across public, private, and other CBOs to achieve objectives of increased HIV diagnoses identification, referral for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) services, earlier entry to HIV care, and increased consistency of care.
Applicants are required to develop and implement a comprehensive high-impact HIV prevention program for the priority population clients who are at increased risk for acquiring HIV or living with HIV. The program should align with the goals and objectives of the HIV National Strategic Plan (HIV Plan) which also complements the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States (EHE) initiative. In addition to the HIV Plan, the proposed program should be guided by the principles of inclusion of an HIV status neutral approach and addressing social determinants of health and syndemics adversely affecting HIV outcomes in efforts to promote and achieve health equity among the priority populations. Proposed programs should include the implementation and delivery of strategies and activities that prevent new HIV diagnoses, link clients to HIV prevention and care services, and refer/provide clients to essential support services that aid in reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities.
The purpose of this program is to implement comprehensive high-impact HIV prevention programs to address health disparities among YMSM of color, YTG persons of color, and their partners with the goal of reducing HIV transmission and HIV-associated morbidity and mortality. This program aligns with the goals of the HIV National Strategic Plan, 2021-2025 (HIV Plan) and supports the goals of reducing all new HIV infections by 75% by 2025 and 90% by 2030. This program also complements the EHE initiative and supports the HIV Plan health equity goals of addressing social determinants of health and syndemics affecting HIV-related outcomes. The overarching goals of this NOFO include the following:
- Prevent new HIV infections
- Improve HIV-related outcomes for people with HIV (PWH)
- Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities
- Promote health equity and achieve integrated coordinated efforts to address the HIV epidemic
The goals of this NOFO will be achieved by enhancing community-based organizations’ capacity to:
- Increase HIV testing
- Increase linkage/re-engagement in HIV medical care for PWH
- Increase linkage to PrEP services for individuals at increased risk for acquiring HIV
- Increase Partner Services (PS) referrals
- Provide/Refer clients to prevention and essential support services regardless of HIV status
- Increase program monitoring and accountability