Grant Amount: Total project budgets are expected to fall into a range of $200,000 - $250,000 annually.
AU is partnering with the M-A-C AIDS Fund (M-A-F) as a part of their Care for Life Initiative - a multi-year, public-private sector effort to address the intractable barriers that cause one in two people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. to fall out of care. AU’s part of this effort is focused on addressing retention in care (RiC) for PLWHA.
The overarching goal of the Retention in Care initiative will be to increase retention in effective HIV healthcare by PLWHA, particularly those living in poverty and who are at high risk for dropping out of care or becoming sub-optimally engaged in care. Through this Request for Proposals (RFP) for RiC, AU (with generous resources provided from M-A-F) will support approximately five grantees to facilitate retention in healthcare by strengthening support and service systems, and addressing barriers that affect people’s ability to consistently participate in HIV healthcare.
AIDS United encourages applications that include a focus on marginalized, underserved populations that traditionally have less access to, and retention within, medical care. Additionally, AU will look to spur innovative solutions to problems that have existed for PLWHA since the beginning of the epidemic - intersecting structural barriers to HIV care that include: systems of care that do not address health needs with cultural competency, a lack of quality HIV care in rural or impoverished areas, a lack of treatment self-efficacy among PLWHA, stigma and its impact on prevention, care and treatment deficiencies, and the individual-level dynamic that results from HIV infection being only one of many competing health and well-being challenges. AU believes it is only when the HIV/AIDS community acknowledges past interventions that produced mixed or negative results that we can move forward to find new solutions to an evolving epidemic by reevaluating strategies, partnerships and interventions.
AIDS United MAC AIDS Fund
Program Development Program Evaluation
Number of Awards Given
approximate 5 grantees
Award Amount Notes
Total project budgets are expected to fall into a range of $200,000 - $250,000 annually, depending upon the scope, scale and numbers of individuals being reached in the proposed project.
AU will support grantees for a 4-month Formative Phase (January 2013 – April 2013) during which time they will prepare for implementation by conducting any further formative research, finalizing service design, formalizing organizational relationships with a clinical partner and local evaluator, establishing protocols, considering information systems needs, hiring staff, working with AIDS United and its contractor(s) to design the evaluation and capture any baseline information, and other similar activities. Based on the rigor of the evaluation involved for this initiative, applicants should note that Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or exemption will be necessary. Grantees will then continue with an implementation period of three years (conditional on an annual basis based on meeting stated goals) during which time they will execute their proposed retention in care activities.
Health Care Programs/Services Medical Treatments and Therapies Support Groups
Low Income Persons Persons with HIV/AIDS
Application must be submitted through the PhilanTrack online system, the online application and submission system may be found at: http://www.aidsunited.org/grant-seekers/grant-announcements/, by selecting Retention In Care RFP and following the instructions. You must access the application through the link above, even if you already have a PhilanTrack account. The application MUST be submitted no later than Friday November 2, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. However, it is strongly encouraged completing the application early to allow for unforeseen technical difficulties. Please make sure that you go all the way through the submission process. If you do not receive an automated e-mail from PhilanTrack that your proposal has been received, then your submission is not complete.
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