CDC Announces Funding Opportunity for Partnerships to Deliver HIV Prevention Messages to Priority Populations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) that seeks to engage strategic partners from across a variety of sectors to support the dissemination of messages and resources from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign to the populations and communities most impacted by HIV. The Partnering and Communicating Together funding opportunity is part of CDC’s efforts to increase HIV awareness and promote HIV prevention and testing under the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative.
The purpose of this NOFO is twofold:
- to support the dissemination of Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources via digital and social media communications channels, and
- to disseminate campaign materials, messages, and other CDC resources that support HIV prevention at in-person and virtual events.
This program will help organizations expand the reach and dissemination of campaign resources using a variety of vehicles, including publications, meetings, conferences, digital and social media, and other mechanisms. Recipients will prioritize health communication and mobilization efforts among populations highly impacted by HIV and in the jurisdictions where HIV is most prevalent, prioritizing the 57 jurisdictions in Phase I of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.
The NOFO seeks to engage diverse partners including, but not limited to, civic and social organizations, LGBT organizations, health care provider associations, faith-based institutions, media outlets, and foundations to disseminate HIV communication resources via digital and social media channels and at events extend the reach of campaign messages and assets more widely in communities affected by HIV.
Since 2009, CDC has funded national organizations whose primary mission is to serve and represent communities disproportionately affected by HIV, including Blacks/African Americans; Hispanics/Latinos; gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; transgender people; and young adults. CDC’s partnerships with national organizations have been very effective in reaching large numbers of these priority populations through the cooperative agreement grant process. The intent of this NOFO is to build on that success and support organizations that have existing infrastructure, networks, and communication platforms but that have not previously focused primarily on HIV prevention, education, treatment, outreach and/or community engagement.
Funding Opportunity Information
A total of $11 million is available for the five-year period of performance to support up to 12 awards.
Details about this funding opportunity and how to apply can be found at: Partnering and Communicating Together (CDC-RFA-PS21-2104).
Applications are due by April 5, 2021, with an anticipated award date of September 30, 2021.
CDC will host two webinars for potential applicants. (Webinars are not required.)