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Community-based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C

Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $4,400,000 (for first year); Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $20,000,000.

Despite new FDA-approved, curative therapies, recent data indicate that only 50% of HCV-infected persons in the United States have been tested for HCV. Of these, 32%-38% are referred for care, 7%-11% are treated, and 5%-6% achieve virologic cure; these low proportions reflect gaps in health-care delivery at every stage of the HCV continuum of care. The objective of this FOA is to strengthen health-care capacity to diagnose and cure HCV through implementation of a package of services. Applicants must represent a community coalition (developed before application submission), at a minimum consisting of state and/or local health departments, specialists in HCV management, and primary-care providers (e.g., hospital-based, care networks, and community health centers) serving populations with HCV-related health disparities (e.g. racial/ethnic minorities, persons with low socio-economic status, persons in the 1945-1965 birth-cohort, and persons who inject drugs).
The application should describe the package of services developed by the coalition. CDC recommended activities are based on strategies of partnership, provider- or system-based interventions, monitoring and evaluation, promoting community prevention services, and policy. Key activities suggested by CDC include identifying the HCV burden in a geographic area and the sub-populations with HCV-related health disparities (i.e., target population); identifying primary-care providers serving the target population; and building their capacity to diagnose and cure HCV infection through collaboration with HCV specialists. National recommendations for HCV testing and treatment will be followed. The application should also describe an evaluation plan to assess these outcomes, to be achieved by the end of the project period: (1) Increased capacity of primary-care providers to diagnose and cure HCV infection among the disproportionately affected population; (2) Increased capacity of primary-care providers to use electronic medical records (EMRs) to enhance testing and HCV care; (3) Increased capacity and availability of data sources to evaluate a package of services and monitor outcomes; (4) Increased health department capacity to gather and follow-up on reports of current hepatitis C cases in the target population; (5) Partners have developed a package of services associated with improved HCV diagnosis and cure; (6) Increased HCV testing at health-care sites and in the community; (7) Meet or exceed established goals for the number of persons who are diagnosed with current HCV infection among those tested; and (8) Meet or exceed established goals for the number of persons who are treated and cured of HCV infection. These outcomes in turn serve the larger goal of reduced HCV-related morbidity and mortality.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
American Samoa
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
County Agencies
Educational Organizations/Institutions
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Award Date
Number of Awards Given
3 awards
Award Amount Notes
Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $4,400,000 (for first year).
Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $20,000,000.
Letter of Intent Date
Application Due Date
Application Contact
Tech Info Mgmt Section
CDC Procurement & Grants Ofc
2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 488-2700
Technical Contact
Erica Stewart
Grants Management Specialist
DHHSCDC Procurement & Grants Ofc
2920 Brandywine Road, MS E15
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 488-2969
Fund Duration
4 years.
Community Programs
Health Care Programs/Services
Hepatitis Prevention
Morbidity Rates
Mortality Rates
Primary Care
Low Income Persons
Persons with Hepatitis
Application Process
Applicants may access the application package at
Applicants must download the SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance, package associated with this funding opportunity at If Internet access is not available, or if the online forms cannot be accessed, applicants may call the CDC PGO staff at 770-488-2700 or e-mail PGO for assistance. Persons with hearing loss may access CDC telecommunications at TTY 1-888-232-6348.
Web Site
Fund Number

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