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The Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) recently released two additional funding opportunity announcements with deadlines in early spring 2019.
The first announcement (HRSA-19-038) invites applications for a new three-year Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Initiative entitled "Strengthening Systems of Care for People Living with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder.” The Initiative will fund an estimated one to four entities, referred to as System Coordination Providers (SCPs), to assist states in leveraging resources at federal, state, and local levels for people living with HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD). The Initiative’s goal is to strengthen system-level coordination and networks of care between RWHAP recipients and other federal, state and local entities funded to respond to the recent opioid epidemic, so that people living with HIV and opioid use disorder will have access to behavioral health care, treatment, and recovery services.
Information on the specific funding opportunity can be found at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HRSA-19-038. A pre-application webinar is scheduled for February 13, from 2:00–3:30 PM (ET).
The second HRSA/HAB funding announcement (HRSA-19-039) invites applications for a new three-year health information technology (HIT) capacity building demonstration project cooperative agreement, “Enhancing Linkage of STI and HIV Surveillance Data in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).” The purpose of this project is to improve linkage, re-engagement in care, and health outcomes for people living with HIV in the RWHAP. HRSA will fund a technical assistance provider (TAP) to identify jurisdictions (state, city, and/or local health departments) to create or improve data sharing across their STI and HIV surveillance systems. The matched STI and HIV surveillance data will be used to improve the capacity of RWHAP clinics to prioritize resources for linking and re-engaging people living with HIV into care. Improving data sharing across jurisdictional STI and HIV surveillance systems is critical for improving the capacity to prevent, diagnose, and treat STIs in response to the rising incidence of STIs among PLWH, as well as identifying PLWH who are in need of additional resources to improve their health outcomes. The TAP will work collaboratively with a HRSA-funded contractor who will evaluate the overall effectiveness and impact of this project. HRSA will work in partnership with the TAP in reviewing and selecting up to five jurisdictions.
Information on the specific funding opportunity can be found at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HRSA-19-039. A pre-application webinar will take place January 24, 1:00–2:30 PM (ET). Applications are due April 8, 2019.
For information about these and other HRSA/HAB funding opportunities, visit the HRSA Funding Opportunities page.