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2796Resource and Technical Assistance Center for HIV Prevention and Care for Black Men who Have Sex with Men (Black MSM) Cooperative Agreement

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  • S. Alex Williams
    Jan 27, 2014

      Grant Amount: Approximately $1,500,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one awardee. 

      This announcement solicits applications for a Resource and Technical Assistance Center for HIV Prevention and Care for Black Men who have Sex with Men (Black MSM) Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to: (1) inventory existing evidence-based interventions and strategies and; (2) identify and disseminate best practices and effective models of care for Black Men who have Sex with Men (Black MSM) including young Black MSM ages 13 to 24. One cooperative agreement will be awarded under this funding opportunity announcement for the purpose of compiling, distributing, and replicating effective models for HIV clinical care and treatment for adult (ages 24 and up) and young (ages 13- 24) Black Men who have Sex with Men (Black MSM). The successful applicant organization will implement a program that works across the HIV care continuum and that yields replicable best practices and models. Knowledge transfer will occur through the creation of training manuals, curricula, webinars and other electronic media that facilitate widespread replication and implementation with an emphasis on areas where the epidemiological and surveillance data support the need for innovative service delivery models to improve the HIV continuity of care along the treatment cascade for Black MSM.
      The geographic range of the proposal is nationwide and will focus on the development of a resource inventory and dissemination of best practices that can be replicated and implemented by current health services providers. The resulting inventory may subsequently be used to inform a potential Special Projects of National Significance Initiative (SPNS).
      The main activities for this project are:
      1. Compile a comprehensive resource inventory of culturally and developmentally appropriate and successful evidence based strategies to deliver HIV screening, testing, linkage and retention into care leading to improved health outcomes including viral suppression. The resource inventory may include culturally appropriate behavioral health components, post-incarceration discharge planning strategies, and other proven service delivery models designed to increase the number of Black MSM diagnosed with HIV who are linked and retained in care.
      2. Design a Technical Assistance (TA) workbook/toolkit containing effective evidence-based best practice interventions that can be replicated and implemented for BMSMs.
      3. Design a web based technical assistance clearinghouse linked to the HIV/AIDS Bureau TARGET website to manage the resource inventory containing TA resources, models of care, curricula, toolkits and webinars.

      US Department of Health and Human Services 
      Public Health Service 
      Health Resources and Services Administration 

      Funder's Fund ID: HRSA-14-106

      Web Page: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250035

      Application Due Date: 02/21/2014 

      Project Start Date: 07/01/2014 

      Fund Duration: 2 years.

      Application Process: 
      HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov. Applicants must download the SF424 application package associated with this funding opportunity following the directions provided atGrants.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.

      Number of Awards: 1 award

      Award Notes: 
      This program will provide funding during Federal fiscal years 2014 - 2015. Approximately $1,500,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one awardee. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2014 Federal budget. This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds can be awarded in a timely manner. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,500,000 per year. The project period is two years.

      Eligible Locations:
      - National

      Fund Notes: 
      For program synopsis and guidance, visit the website:https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=0083fc34-0762-4386-a81b-58d965b58109&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU 

      Application Contact Address:
      Grants.gov Contact Center

      United States
      Email: support@...
      Phone: - 
      Fax: - 

      Technical Contact Name: 
      Harold J Phillips
      Title: Deputy Director, Division of State HIV/AIDS Programs
      Technical Contact Address:
      HIV AIDS Bureau, HRSA
      Parklawn Building, Room 7A-15
      5600 Fishers Lane
      Rockville, MD 20857
      United States
      Email: hphillips@...
      Phone: - 
      Fax: - 

      Support Types: 
      - Cooperative Agreements

      Subject Areas: 
      - HIV/AIDS Prevention
      - Information Dissemination
      - Medical Treatments and Therapies
      - Program Development
      - Technical Assistance

      - African Americans/Blacks
      - Men Who Have Sex with Men

      - Community Based Organizations
      - Nonprofit Organizations
      - Religious Organizations
      - Schools

      Eligibility Notes: 
      Entities eligible to apply include public groups, nonprofit, private entities (including faith-based and community based organizations) and school and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV/AIDS related issues at a national level.

      S. Alex Williams
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