HHS – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program States/Territories Part B Supplemental Grant Program

Applications Due: June 29, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description:     The RWHAP Part B Supplemental funding is used to assist States and Territories in developing and/or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality care and treatment services for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. As such, it supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goals of: reducing HIV incidence, increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities. In July 2013, the President issued an Executive Order “HIV Care Continuum Initiative” which is intended to accelerate improvements in HIV prevention and care in the United States. Additional information regarding the NHAS and the HIV Care Continuum may be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/onap_nhas_improving_outcomes_dec_2013.pdf.

Applicants must demonstrate the severity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the State/Territory, using quantifiable data on epidemiology, co-morbidities, cost of care, the service needs of emerging populations, unmet need for core medical services, and unique service delivery challenges. Applicants must explain why supplemental funding is necessary to provide HIV care and treatment services for people living with HIV (PLWH) in the State/Territory. Applicants must describe how supplemental funding will support viral suppression and achieve positive client level health outcomes.

Funding Title:    Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program States/Territories Part B Supplemental Grant Program

Agency Name:    Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:   Yes. The funding announcement specifically lists “legal services” as a support service:

“Comprehensive HIV/AIDS care also includes access to the following support services: case management (non-medical), child care services, emergency financial assistance, food bank/home delivered meals, health education/risk reduction, housing services, legal services, linguistic services, medical transportation services, outreach services, psychosocial support services, referral for health care/supportive services, rehabilitation services, respite care, residential substance abuse services and treatment adherence counseling.” [Emphasis added].

Target Population:    Population infected with HIV/AIDS

Expected Number of Awards:    Up to 40

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

How to Apply:  Through www.grants.gov. Applicant organizations must obtain a valid DUNS number and provide that number in their application. Applicant must also register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and continue to maintain active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by an agency (unless the applicant is an individual or Federal agency that is exempted from those requirements under 2 CFR 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the agency under 2 CFR 25.110(d).

Current Closing Date for Applications:    June 29, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $61,000,000

Award Ceiling: Up to $10,000,000

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants: All 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are eligible for Part B Supplemental funds. However, any State or Territory that had more than 5 percent of their FY 2013 formula funds cancelled under Sections 2622(e) for FY 2013, are not eligible to apply for the FY 2015 Part B Supplemental Funding.Based on the criteria listed above, the following entities are not eligible to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): • District of Columbia • Federated States of Micronesia • Maryland • Massachusetts • U.S. Virgin Islands

Priority Consideration:  Section 2620(c) of the PHS Act directs the Secretary to provide funds to States to address the decline or disruption of services related to the decline in the amount of formula funding. Such a decline in funding compares the amount received in FY 2015 to the amount received in FY 2006, and a State’s assertion that such decline has had an impact on service available to all individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible in the State.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:  See funding availability notice   

Current/Past Funding Recipients:    2013

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Information:  Here

Contact Information: Applicants may obtain additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this funding opportunity announcement by contacting: Karen Mayo Grants Management Specialist HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM Parklawn Building, Room 18-75 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Telephone: (301) 443-3555 Fax: (301) 594-4073 E-mail: KMayo@hrsa.gov

Additional information related to the overall program issues and/or technical assistance regarding this funding announcement may be obtained by contacting: Heather Hauck, MSW, LICSW Director, Division of State HIV/AIDS Programs HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA Attn: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program States/Territories Part B Supplemental Grant Program Parklawn Building Mail Stop 09SWH03 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Telephone: (301) 443-6745 Fax: (301) 443-8143 E-mail: HHauck@hrsa.gov

Applicants may need assistance when working online to submit their application forms electronically. Applicants should always obtain a case number when calling for support. For assistance with submitting the application in Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding Federal holidays at: Grants.gov Contact Center Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035) E-mail: support@grants.gov iPortal: https://grants-portal.psc.gov/Welcome.aspx?pt=Grants

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Categories: Affordable Care Act, Disability, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Health, Health Care, HHS, HIV/AIDS, Medicaid, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Social Security, SSI, Subgrant Possibilities

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