Grantees funded in the new three-year funding cycle, which began September 1, 2013, have projects comprised of either a Part A component or a combined Part A and Part B component.
- Part A projects provide high-impact HIV prevention services integrated with Title X Family Planning Services. Funded activities include opt-out HIV testing, linkages to care for those who test positive, behavioral interventions for HIV prevention through counseling sessions, condom distribution, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment.
- Part B projects provide enhanced, bi-directional linkage to care services for individuals who test positive for HIV in a family planning service site. These linkages are between Title X Family Planning service sites and Ryan White-funded HIV medical service sites that are either co-located with a Title X site, or that have an established, collaborative relationship with a Title X service site. Some of the Part B projects also provide family planning services for HIV-positive clients either in the family planning or Ryan White-funded HIV medical service site.
Most of the 18 grant recipients are implementing more than one project, resulting in 60 projects awarded under Part A and 11 projects under Part B.
OPA has received SMAIF funds since September 2001 and has used those funds, combined with Title X appropriations, to competitively fund HIV prevention projects integrated with Title X family planning services. Read more about this previous OPA initiative, which supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goals and objectives, in this earlier HIV.gov blog post.
For any questions about OPA’s HIV initiative, please contact Vanessa A. White, MPH, Public Health Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.