Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino/a Populations – Demonstration Sites
Grant Amount: Approximately $2,400, 000 is expected to be available annually.
This announcement solicits applications for a Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program multi-site initiative entitled Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino(a) Populations – Demonstration Sites. This initiative is expected to provide funding during Federal fiscal years 2013-2017 to support organizations that will design, implement, and evaluate culturally appropriate service delivery models focused on improving health outcomes among Latinos/as living with HIV disease. The initiative will focus on Latinos/as who are at high risk of HIV infection or are infected with HIV, but are unaware of their HIV status; are aware of their HIV infection, but have never been engaged in care; are aware, but have refused referral to care; or have dropped out of care. Applicants must propose innovative interventions that identify Latinos/as at high risk or living with HIV, and improve their access, timely entry and retention in quality HIV primary care. Applicants must have the clinical capacity to implement and sustain their interventions, and propose evaluation plans for these interventions that will enhance knowledge of the disparities in health outcomes affecting Latino populations living in the United States.
This initiative will take a transnational approach, and applicants must propose innovative interventions targeting HIV-affected Latino/a subpopulations living in the US, but specific to their country of origin. Proposed interventions must address sociocultural and structural barriers, especially stigma, that affect Latino/as’ access and retention in HIV primary care. Latino/a subpopulations of interest include, but are not limited to heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay and bisexual men, bisexual women, transgender women, and injecting drug users (IDUs). Awards will be limited to organizations located in areas with high concentration of Latino/as with high incidence and/or prevalence of HIV/AIDS, especially in urban areas. Consortia of multiple outpatient clinics serving the same identified target population are encouraged to apply.
US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Health Resources and Services Administration
City Agencies Clinics Community Based Organizations Consortia County Agencies Health Care Service Organizations Hospitals Nonprofit Organizations Religious Organizations State Agencies Tribal Organizations
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Award Amount Notes
Approximately $2,400, 000 is expected to be available annually to fund eight grantees. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 per year. The project period is five years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the SPNS Program in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.
Health Care Programs/Services Primary Care Program Development Program Evaluation
At Risk Persons Hispanics/Latinos HIV Positive Persons
HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov. The registration and application process protects applicants against fraud and ensures that only authorized representatives from an organization can submit an application. Applicants are responsible for maintaining these registrations, which should be completed well in advance of submitting an application. All applicants must submit in this manner unless they obtain a written exemption from this requirement in advance by the Director of HRSA’s Division of Grants Policy. Applicants must request an exemption in writing from DGPWaivers@hrsa.gov, and provide details as to why they are technologically unable to submit electronically through the Grants.gov portal. If requesting a waiver, include the following in the e-mail request: the HRSA announcement number for which the organization is seeking relief, the organization’s DUNS number, the name, address, and telephone number of the organization and the name and telephone number of the Project Director as well as the Grants.gov Tracking Number (GRANTXXXX) assigned to the submission along with a copy of the “Rejected with Errors” notification as received from Grants.gov. HRSA’s Division of Grants Policy is the only office authorized to grant waivers. HRSA and its Digital Services Operation (DSO) will only accept paper applications from applicants that received prior written approval. However, the application must still be submitted by the deadline. Suggestion: submit application to Grants.gov at least two days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.
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