The HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH) has announced a new funding opportunity, “Preventing HIV Infection in Women Through Expanded Community Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Services.”
OWH is looking for applicants who can provide a community-level focus to the prevention of, screening for, and response to IPV and its intersection with the risk of HIV infection. Successful applicants will work across different systems and/or service sectors. Service sectors may include, but are not limited to: legal assistance, law enforcement, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, primary care, and housing. These funded efforts will be based on new prevention activities to:
- identify and address harmful gender and social norms that contribute to IPV,
- screen for both IPV and HIV,
- respond to and support victims and survivors of IPV, and
- provide services to HIV-positive individuals.
Existing prevention, screening, and response activities may also be augmented through this approach.
Applications are due June 12, 2019.
OWH anticipates awarding two to five cooperative agreements for innovative, gender-informed projects over a two-year project period. Each award will be between $500,000 and $1,033,333 per funding year with a project period of performance not to exceed two years.
This funding opportunity is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) ongoing response to intimate partner violence, and supports the HHS objective of ending the HIV epidemic. The funding opportunity also supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s priorities [PDF, 2.2MB] of expanding public outreach, education, and prevention efforts on HIV and intersecting issues, such IPV, and improving HIV care outcomes for women by addressing violence and trauma, and factors that increase risk of violence for women and girls living with HIV.
Webinar for Potential Applicants
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 2:00 PM (ET), OWH will hold a technical assistance webinar for potential applicants. For more information on the webinar, visit OWH’s Funding Opportunities page.