Minority HIV/AIDS Fund (MHAF)


The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI)s principal goals are to improve HIV-related health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV-AIDS and reduce HIV-related health disparities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 107-113
First authorized for funding under the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (PL 105-277), October 21, 1998, the MAI’s principal goals are to improve HIV-related health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV-AIDS and reduce HIV-related health disparities. The Minority HIV/AID Fund (MHAF) is that portion of the MAI allocated annually to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Secretary and is managed by OIDP on behalf of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Additional eligibility information will be provided in the Notice of Funding Opportunity for specific initiatives funded under this Listing.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
See specific Notice of Funding Opportunity of interest posted on grants.gov under this assistance listing number. May vary depending on awarding agency. Nonprofit organizations may be requested to provide evidence of tax-exempt status. When projects involve the collaborative efforts of more than one organization or require the use of services or facilities not under the direct control of the applicant, written assurances of specific support or agreements may be required from the affected parties.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) posted on grants.gov for specific application procedures.
Award Procedure
Award procedures are provided in the Notice of Funding Opportunity under which the application is submitted.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Note, application review times and the timing of award notices may vary depending on the HHS component administering the award. See the relevant Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details.
Not applicable.
The process for applying for and receiving a continuation award, when applicable , will be described in the notice of funding opportunity.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selecting applications for award are provided in the Notice of Funding Opportunity posted on grants. gov.
How may assistance be used?
Funding must be used consistent with the approved application in meeting the expectations of the Notice of Funding Opportunity under which it was submitted.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Audit requirements are found in 45 CFR part 75 and are similar to those in 2 CFR part 200.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a recipient, subrecipient, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR 75.361, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a project period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records 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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
May vary by awarding agency. Awards are generally funded in 12-month budget period(s). Awards generally have a period of performance of 1 to 3 years, but may be up to 5 years. Support beyond the first year is contingent upon acceptable evidence of satisfactory progress, availability of funds, continuing program relevance, and best interests of the government. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Recipients are notified of an award by Notice of Award (NoA) issued by the grants management officer. The NoA will contain instructions for drawing funds electronically from the HHS Payment Management System. In drawing funds from the award, the recipient certifies compliance with the terms of the award and designates whether the draw is a reimbursement or advance. Recipients are notified of their awards via a Notice of Award (NOA) which will contain the particular details of the award and information on the availability of funds through the HHS Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Timothy P Harrison
330 C St, SW
Room L001A
Washington, DC 20024 USA
Phone: 202-795-7607

Scott Moore
1101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level
Rockville, MD 20852 US
Phone: 2404538822
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 21$30,733,516.00; FY 22 est $36,029,327.00; FY 23 est $36,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2021 Supported program models to Increase clinical capacity for screening, linkage to care, and treatment for HIV and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus co-infection in 5 Great Plains Area and Oklahoma Area sites.
Fiscal Year 2022 Increasing STD specialty clinic capacity to offer HIV prevention services by leveraging The National Network of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Prevention Training Centers to focus on strengthening the clinical infrastructure and health delivery systems of STD specialty clinics
Fiscal Year 2023 Support aggressive viral suppression achievement and PrEP utilization in the 48 counties, Washington, D.C. and San Juan, Puerto Rico with the highest level of new HIV diagnoses, as well as 7 states with a substantial rural burden of HIV. The geographic and population targeting of the most effective biomedical interventions with behavioral and support services provides the best opportunity to have a significant impact on reducing new HIV infections.


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