Several HHS agencies have announced new funding opportunities on topics that intersect with HIV prevention, care, and treatment and may be of interest to HIV.gov readers. The funding opportunities cover a variety of topics ranging from surveillance of HIV-related behaviors to minority leadership development.
The Administration for Children & Families Will Award Youth Education Projects on Abstinence, Contraception, Pregnancy Prevention, STIs, and HIV/AIDS. A Total of 38 Awards Will be Granted to Eligible Applicants.
The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) will make awards for projects that educate youth, ages 10–19, on prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS; 30 awards will be granted. Eligible applicants for the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants include local organizations and entities, including faith-based organizations or consortia for the development and implementation of PREP in states that did not accept FY2010 and FY2011 allocations for State PREP (Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, American Samoa, and Marshall Islands). Applications are due July 15. For more information and to apply.
Separately, ACF’s Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention will make eight awards to Native American tribal organizations and governments to develop and implement projects that educate American Indian/Alaska Native youth, ages 10–19, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS. Applications are due July 26. For more information and to apply.
CDC Will Make 30 Awards for Monitoring of HIV-related Behaviors Among Populations at High Risk for HIV Infection. The Funding Will Also Evaluate HIV Prevention Activities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance will make awards with total funding of more than $97 million to support ongoing bio-behavioral surveillance to monitor HIV-related behaviors, detect changes over time in HIV risk behaviors among populations at high-risk for HIV infection, and inform and evaluate HIV prevention activities. This funding, across 30 awards, will aim to fill gaps in knowledge regarding HIV prevention priorities among populations in geographic areas where current data are limited. Eligible applicants include local governments and all U.S. state health departments. Applications are due August 2. For more information and to apply.
The HHS Office of Minority Health Will Award Three Awards for the Minority Leaders Development Program. Eligible Applicants Will Apply to Train Individuals in Health Equity and Leadership.
HHS’ Office of Minority Health will make three awards to any public or private nonprofit entity to develop and implement a fellowship program—the Minority Leaders Development Program (the Program)—to train early-career individuals in health equity issues and leadership to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations. The Program aims to enhance necessary skills and competencies for federal leadership among participants through a curriculum focused on health care policy, leadership skill-building, and cultural competence by incorporating fellowship-related work experiences, supplemental learning opportunities, and mentorship. Applications are due August 17. For more information and to apply.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Will Provide Research Grants for Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NIH will provide grants for observational research to understand the role of structural racism in causing minority health disparities. Eligible applicants include state, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education. Letters of Intent, due July 20, are not required but strongly encouraged. For more information and to apply.