Grants to Provide Outpatient Early Intervention Services with Respect to HIV Disease

 

The purpose of this funding is to provide a comprehensive continuum of HIV primary care in an outpatient setting. This includes: 1) HIV counseling, testing and referral; 2) medical evaluation and clinical care; 3) other primary care services; and 4) referrals to other health services. The capacity development grant is used to enhance, or expand access to high quality primary health care services to persons living with HIV or who are at risk of infection in underserved or rural communities. Capacity development grants are not intended to support long term activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.918
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Sections 2651-2667 and 2693 of the Public Health Service Act, (42 USC 300ff -51-67) as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-87).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are public and private nonprofit entities that are: federally qualified health centers under Section 1905(1)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act; recipients under Section 1001 (regarding family planning ) other than States; comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic and treatment centers; rural health clinics; State and local governments, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations; community based organizations, clinics, hospitals and other health facilities that provide early intervention services to those persons infected with HIV/AIDS through intravenous drug use; or nonprofit private entities that provide comprehensive primary care services to populations at-risk of HIV/AIDS, including faith-based and community-based organizations. Capacity development grants require that applicants be public or private non-profit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Persons infected with HIV.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.
Award Procedure
All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Evaluations will be based on (1) Applicant's assessment of community need for additional preventive and primary care services to those with, and at risk for, HIV infection; (2) applicant's ability to describe its role in addressing unmet needs; (3) appropriateness of the proposed budget; (4) comprehensiveness of existing and proposed services; (5) collaboration with other local city, county, State HIV-prevention and treatment activities; and (6) adequacy and completeness of applicant's program evaluation plan.
How may assistance be used?
Applications should be designed to improve the availability, accessibility and organization of ambulatory health services to persons infected with HIV or who are at high risk. Funds may not be used for acquiring property, used for inpatient or residential care, and no more than 10 percent of the Federal funds may be used for administrative costs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Please refer to funding opportunity announcement and Notice of Award for any applicable program, data, and fiscal reports. The grantee must submit the annual Ryan White Services Report due the last Monday in March each year, covering the just-ended Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 calendar year. No cash reports are required. Recipients must also submit an Allocations Report, 60 days after the start of the budget period, and an Expenditures Report due 90 or 120 days after the end of the budget period (OMB 0915-0318). Recipients must submit a Federal Financial Report or SF 425 within 120 days after the end of the budget period. Additionally, each funded program must submit a budget period renewal progress report each year prior to the end of the project period. A final financial report and final performance report must be submitted 90 days after the end of the project period. Expenditure reports are not applicable. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Early Intervention Services grants will be awarded up to 5-year project periods. Continued support, beyond the first year, is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of Federal funds. Capacity development grants may be funded at up to $150,000 for up to 1 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Stephanie Yun 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-74, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-0349
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $189,022,240; FY 15 est $185,000,000; and FY 16 est $185,000,000 - Early Intervention Services. (Project Grants) FY 14 $2,504,854; FY 15 est $1,000,000; and FY 16 est $1,500,000 - Capacity Development.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$38,647 to $1,305,534; $500,070. Capacity Development grants are limited to $100,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable. HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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