The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the availability of fiscal year 2021 funds for a cooperative agreement program for community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement high-impact HIV prevention programs. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), known as PS21-2102: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Programs for Community Based Organizations, focuses on addressing the national HIV epidemic by reducing new infections, increasing access to care, and promoting health equity in accordance with the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative and CDC’s High-Impact HIV Prevention approach.
CBOs are uniquely positioned to complement and extend the reach of HIV prevention efforts implemented by state and local health departments and education agencies to support the optimization of services across public, private, and other community-based organizations. CBOs are also positioned to achieve the NOFO objectives to increase identification of HIV diagnoses, refer for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) services, promote earlier entry to HIV care, and increase consistency of care.
Up to $210 million is available. Non-profit organizations and Native American tribal organizations in 32 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to apply. Applications are due November 20, 2020.
Visit CDC’s page about the NOFO for information about pre-application technical assistance, FAQs, and more.