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Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) Initiative

Supported through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 in support of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to address fundamental health systems constraints that impede the availability of and access to quality health services related to HIV, other infectious diseases and priority health areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan. The initiative aims to support the implementation of countries’ national health strategies and recovery plans to respond to emerging epidemics, to prevent, manage, and control HIV and other diseases, and to improve population health outcomes.

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RRHS Focus Countries (DRC, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan
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Up to four (4) Cooperative Agreements

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Up to $6,000,000 is expected to be available in Year One (1) and up to $8,000,000 annually in subsequent years to fund up to four recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,500,000 per RRHS Focus Country in Year One and up to $2,000,000 per RRHS Focus Country in Years Two (2) through Five (5). The project period is five (5) years, January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2022. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the RRHS Initiative in subsequent fiscal years, satisfactory recipient performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
A technical assistance webinar has been scheduled to help applicants understand, prepare and submit an application. The webinar will be held on June 16, 2016 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time. The call-in number for applicants located in the United States (U.S.) is 866- 692-4541. Applicants outside of the U.S. should use the call in numbers from the table in Section VIII of the FOA. The pass code for all callers (domestic and international) is 8029730. To join the webinar, the link is:
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Application Contact
Grants Management Specialist
United States
(301) 443-0195
(301) 443-0195
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Rafael Morales, MD
Senior Clinical Advisor, Office of Training and Capacity Development
United States
(301) 443-3650
(301) 443-3650
Fund Duration
Five (5) years; January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2022
Application Process
HRSA requires applicants for this FOA to apply electronically through You must download the SF-424 application package associated with the FOA following the directions provided at
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