Notice of Funding Opportunity PS22-2210: Frequently Asked Questions

Mass Mailing of HIV Self-Tests to Persons Disproportionately Affected by HIV in the U.S.

The FAQs will be updated throughout the application process.

Where do I submit an application?
The CDC-RFA-PS22-2210 cooperative agreement is available at: Search Grants | GRANTS.GOV. Please see announcement for information on how to apply.

Whom can I contact if I have questions about the grant?
The CDC-RFA-PS22-2210 cooperative agreement is available at: Search Grants | GRANTS.GOV. Please see announcement for information on who to contact for questions about the grant under Agency Contacts on pages 44 and 45.

Where can I find the slide presentation from the webinar informational call?
A pdf of the slides used during the informative call on June 14, 2022 will be available at: Pre-Application Technical Assistance | PS22-2210 | Announcements | Funding | HIV/AIDS | CDC.

What type of HIV self-test does this grant cover? Is it an FDA approved test?
The program must distribute FDA-approved HIV self-tests. Currently, there is only one FDA-approved HIV self-test for use in the United States, it is the OraQuick® In-Home HIV test.

Is the recipient responsible for marketing for the program or does CDC do all of the marketing?
CDC will be doing the marketing and this program will be promoted under the umbrella of the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. The awardee will work closely with the CDC team to ensure the program has the look and feel and content on the portal that matches the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.

Are US territories and freely associated states eligible to apply for the opportunity?
The CDC-RFA-PS22-2210 cooperative agreement is not limited to state health organizations or AIDS Service Organizations. Please see eligibility information on pages 20 and 21 of announcement: Search Grants | GRANTS.GOV.

What is the maximum number of tests that you would expect to be shipped in a day around specific HIV prevention campaigns?
There will be days where there will be significant increases in the number of orders for HIV self-tests due to specific advertising, such as National HIV Testing Day (June 27th) or World AIDS Day (December 1st). In a previous program over 9,000 orders were received in one day, and there were over 10,000 orders over the weekend that included National HIV Testing Day, with over 50% of the orders requesting two HIV self-tests.

Will the orders go through a CDC portal?
There is not an existing CDC portal or website for receiving orders for this proposed HIV self-test distribution program. The recipient is required to have an existing portal and orders will be processed through their system. The recipient will be responsible for the fulfillment and distribution of the HIV self-tests. The recipient’s existing portal must have the capacity to distribute at least 175,000 HIV self-tests each year to people in the US and Puerto Rico. The recipient’s HIV self-test distribution program should have the capacity to ship HIV self-tests to registered participants within 2 business days and ensure that most orders are delivered within 7 days.