HIV Care Grant Program - Part B: States/Territories Formula and AIDS Drug Assistance Program Formula and ADAP Supplemental Awards
Grant Amount: Estimated Amount of this Competition: $1,500,000,000.00. This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 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. 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). It supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goals of reducing HIV incidence, increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities. A comprehensive continuum of care includes the thirteen (13) core medical services specified in the Public Health Service 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/AIDS care beyond these core services may include supportive services that meet the criteria of enabling individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS 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/AIDS 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 grantees 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.
Application ProcessHRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov. Applicants must download the SF-424 application package associated with this funding opportunity following the directions provided at Grants.gov. Section 4 of HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide provides instructions for the budget, budget justification, staffing plan and personnel requirements, assurances, certifications, and abstract. You must submit the information outlined in the Application Guide in addition to the program specific information below. All applicants are responsible for reading and complying with the instructions included in HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide except where instructed in the funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise.