On August 2, 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the competitive availability of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funds to implement funding opportunity announcement (FOA), PS14-1403: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact Prevention. This program will support multiple awards to implement capacity building programs that meet or exceed FOA requirements and performance targets. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to strengthen the capacity of the HIV prevention workforce to optimally plan, implement, and sustain high-impact HIV prevention interventions and strategies within health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare organizations across the United States and its territories.
Total fiscal year funding will be approximately $26 million, culminating in a total five-year project period funding of approximately $130 million. Applications are due October 2, 2013, and the project period is from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.
Toward meeting the vision and goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), CDC’s high-impact prevention (HIP) approach is based on scientifically-proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions directed to populations who need it most. Consolidating capacity building assistance (CBA) programs previously funded under FOAs PS09-906 and PS11-1103, this FOA will support a single program that reflects CDC’s current and future efforts to provide high quality CBA services to reduce HIV infections and related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities across the United States and its territories.
This program will support a national Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN) under three core funding categories to serve the following organizations:
- Health Departments
- Community-based Organizations
- Healthcare Organizations
In addition, funding Category D: CPN Resource Center will provide overarching network coordination and support for awardees funded under Categories A, B, and C.
The new funding opportunity embodies CDC’s commitment to High-Impact Prevention and represents an exciting new direction in strengthening the capacity of the HIV prevention workforce.
Rashad Burgess, MA, Chief of the Capacity Building Branch in CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, provides an overview of the funding announcement in this video:
The full FOA was published August 2, 2013 on www.grants.govA Program Background Brief and additional information about this new FOA, including FAQs and details about pre-application technical assistance activities are available here.