HIV Care Grant Program – Part B States/Territories Formula and AIDS Drug Assistance Program Formula and ADAP Supplemental Awards

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Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-16-079
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
CFDA Number: 93.917
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-HRSA
Closing Date: Nov 20, 2015
Award Ceiling: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 59
Creation Date: Sep 21, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part B Base, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Base, Pacific Island Jurisdiction Part B/ADAP Base, ADAP Supplemental, Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), and Emerging Communities (EC). The purpose of this grant program is to assist States and Territories in developing and/or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality HIV care and treatment for low-income people living with HIV (PLWH). For the purposes of this program, “States” include the District of Columbia and “Territories” include the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This program supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) which is inclusive of the HIV Continuum of Care Initiative. The goals of NHAS are to reduce HIV incidence, increase access to care and optimize health outcomes, and reduce HIV-related health disparities. A comprehensive system of HIV care includes the 13 core medical services specified in the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, Section 2612(b)(3) [42 U.S.C. 300ff-21(b)(3)], as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87). Comprehensive HIV care beyond these core services may include supportive services that meet the criteria of enabling individuals and families living with HIV to access and remain in primary medical care to improve their medical outcomes. These core and appropriate support services assist PLWH in accessing treatment for HIV infection that is consistent with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Treatment Guidelines (see http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov). The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) recognizes that the RWHAP Part B/ADAP recipients must use grant funds to support, develop and expand systems of care to meet the needs of PLWH. HAB requires RWHAP Part B/ADAP Programs to conduct needs assessments and use needs assessment data to make decisions on needed services to eliminate barriers faced by PLWH in accessing and remaining in medical care. Important Notes: · The Early Identification of Individuals with HIV/AIDS (EIIHA) requirements in this funding announcement have been updated and streamlined. Please review carefully when preparing this section of your application. · The application includes requests for information about the jurisdiction’s HIV Care Continuum. Applicants should include a table and narrative for the jurisdiction’s HIV Care Continuum and discuss how the HIV Care Continuum is being utilized for planning and service implementation. The following information will assist in understanding and completing this year’s grant application: · RWHAP Part B funds are subject to Section 2612(b)(1) of the PHS Act, which requires that not less than 75 percent of the portion of the grant remaining after reserving amounts for administration, planning/evaluation and clinical quality management be used to provide core medical services that are needed in the State/Territory for PLWH who are identified and eligible under the RWHAP. Support services allowed under RWHAP Part B are limited to services that are needed for individuals with HIV to achieve their medical outcomes as defined by the RWHAP. The most recent service definitions can be found in the latest version of the National Monitoring Standards. · Applicants seeking a waiver to the core medical services requirement must submit a waiver request either with this grant application, at any time up to the application submission, or up to four (4) months after the start of the grant award for FY 2016. Submission should be in accordance with the Federal Register Notice, Vol. 78, No.101, dated Friday, May 24, 2013, found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-24/pdf/2013-12354.pdf. The HAB Policy 13-07, Federal Register Notice and Sample Letters can all be found at http://hab.hrsa.gov/manageyourgrant/policiesletters.html. If submitting with the application, a core medical services waiver request should be included as Attachment 10. · Agreements and Compliance Assurances are included (Appendix A) with this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), and require the signature of the Chief Elected Official (CEO), or the CEO’s designee; this document should be included as Attachment 9.

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279147

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