Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program
Grant Amount: Anticipated Total Available Funding: $594,339,261.
This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. Part A funds provide direct financial assistance to an Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) or a Transitional Grant Area (TGA) that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Formula and Supplemental grants assist eligible program areas in developing or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV. A comprehensive continuum of care includes the 13 core medical services specified in law, and appropriate support services that assist People Living With HIV (PLWH) in accessing treatment for HIV/AIDS infection that is consistent with the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) Treatment Guidelines. (See http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov). 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. HRSA/HAB recognizes that Part A EMAs and TGAs must use grant funds to support and further develop and/or expand systems of care to meet the needs of PLWH within the EMA/TGA and strengthen strategies to reach minority populations. HAB has required EMAs/TGAs to collect data to support identification of need, for planning purposes, and to validate the use of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding. A comprehensive application should reflect how those data were used to develop and expand the system of care in their jurisdictions. Grantees should review/reference relevant needs assessments conducted by other HIV/AIDS programs such as HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care, CDC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development. Ongoing CDC initiatives, as well as HAB efforts with grantees to estimate and address Unmet Need of those aware of their HIV status and the newer requirement to identify and bring into care persons in their jurisdictions that are unaware of their positive HIV status, should result in many more PLWH entering into the EMA/TGA care system. The EMA/TGA planning process must ensure that essential core medical services have been adequately funded to meet the needs of both those already in care and those being linked to care as a result of increased efforts to bring both the aware and previously unaware into care. As of March 2013, the CDC estimates more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV and 1 in 5 people do not know their HIV status. The ultimate United States (U.S.) Public Health goal is to inform all HIV positive persons of their status and bring them into care in order to improve their health status, prolong their lives and slow the spread of the epidemic in the U.S. through enhanced prevention efforts. A list of CDC initiatives can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/prev_prog/index.htm.
US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Health Resources and Services Administration
City Agencies County Agencies
Number of Awards Given
Estimated 52 awards
Award Amount Notes
Approximately $594,339,261 is expected to be available annually to fund fifty-two (52) grantees.
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Karen Mayo HRSA Div of Grants Mgmt Operations OFAM Parklawn Building, Room 11-103 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (301) 443-3555 Fax: (301) 594-4073
Steven R Young Director Div of Metropolitan HIV/AIDS Programs, Attn: Funding Prog HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA Parklawn Building, Room 7A-55 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (301) 443-9091 Fax: (301) 443-5271
1 year (March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015).
Community Health Services HIV/AIDS Prevention Medical Treatments and Therapies Primary Care Quality of Life Social Services
Families HIV Positive Persons Low Income Persons
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 at Grants.gov.
For program synopsis and guidance, visit the website: https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=82ea8f33-a3ef-42e9-946d-e144480d51f1&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU .
Ensure your Grants.gov registration and passwords are current immediately! Deadline extensions are not granted for lack of registration. Registration may take up to one month to complete.
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