Minority HIV/AIDS Fund Activities

Content From: HIV.govUpdated: September 25, 20191 min read


As of March 2019, the program formerly known as the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) has been renamed. The program is now known as the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.

In FY2016, the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund (formerly called the Secretary’s Minority HIV/AIDS Fund) was funded at $53.9 million, which was used to support 33 programs and activities, and administrative resources. These funded activities served one or more racial/ethnic minority groups, risk groups, and disproportionately affected geographic areas. The activities were led by nine HHS Operating Divisions and Staff Offices, who in turn made awards to grantees. All of the activities supported the goals of both the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Minority AIDS Initiative by promoting innovation and collaboration across HHS-supported HIV activities, state and local agencies, and community organizations to strengthen HIV prevention and care among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States and bolster the critical focus areas identified in the NHAS: widespread testing and linkage to care; support for people living with HIV to remain engaged in comprehensive care; universal viral suppression; and full access to PrEP services for those for whom it is appropriate and desired.

Programs Supported by the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund

Minority HIV/AIDS Fund Activities


National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents

Primary Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups Served: Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos
Grantees: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
Agencies: Office of Adolescent Health
States: VA
Purpose:To provide access to practical tools and resources for service providers, community-based organizations, and professionals who serve racial/ethnic minority adolescents who reside in communities with high HIV prevalence and are at-risk for HIV based on a variety of issues including behavioral risk factors.

Addressing HIV & Housing through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes

Primary Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups Served: Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos
Grantees: Cascade AIDS Project, City of Hartford Health & Human Services Department, Gregory House Program, Kansas City Health Department, Palm Beach County Department of Community Services, RAND Corporation
Agencies: Health Resources and Services Administration
States: CT, FL, HI, MI, OR, VA
Purpose:To support the integration of housing and HIV health care data systems to facilitate a coordinated and comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS housing, care, and support services for homeless and unstably housed people of color living with HIV.

Advancing Prevention and Care Services in At-Risk Urban Communities

Primary Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups Served: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
Grantees: Bienestar Human Services, Inc., Brandywine Counseling and Community Service, Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., Community Counseling and Meditation, HIV/AIDS Empowerment Resource Center for Young Women, Inc., New Age Services Corporation, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc., Vocational Instruction Project CMTY, Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, Wright State University
Agencies: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
States: CA, DE, GA, IL, NY, NC, OH
Purpose:To improve health outcomes for people of color at risk of HIV infection through drug treatment, HIV and viral hepatitis screening, and access to PrEP services in conjunction with syringe service programs.

Alaska Natives Prevention Outreach & Testing Services

Primary Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups Served: American Indians, Alaska Natives
Grantees: Alaska Area Office, Indian Health Service
Agencies: Indian Health Service
States: AK
Purpose:To increase the capacity for HIV/STD education, outreach, and testing for American Indians and Alaska Native living in Alaska including high-risk gay men.

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Project

Primary Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups Served: Asians, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
Grantees: Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Caring Choices, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Chuuk State Health Services, Eric B Chandler Health Center, Guam Alternative Lifestyles Association, Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence, Hawaii AIDS Education Training Center, Life Foundation, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, SSG APAIT, WestCare Pacific Islands
Agencies: Office of Minority Health
States: CA, GA, HI, NJ, NY, GU, FM
Purpose:To increase the utilization of HIV testing and linkage services among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders through coordinated media and community events that promote HIV/AIDS awareness in online settings.