The Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) improves HIV prevention, care, and treatment for racial and ethnic minorities through innovation, systems change, and strategic partnerships and collaboration. SMAIF projects bolster national efforts toward: 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. These activities are led by nine HHS Operating Divisions and Staff Offices, which in turn make awards to grantees.
In FY16, SMAIF was funded at about $54 million that was used to support 31 projects in 40 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam that are conducted by 200+ health departments, health centers, and community organizations.
Current SMAIF Activities