Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The United States Government has a long history and extensive network of international collaboration and partnerships in the fight against HIV/AIDS, providing funding, technical assistance, and program support. These collaborations increase the fundamental understanding of HIV transmission and provide an evaluative basis for prevention and intervention success. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is devastating and Militaries, in particular, have been identified as a high-risk population.

DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) works as part of the U.S. Government’s effort to save lives, prevent HIV infections, and accelerate progress toward achieving HIV/AIDS epidemic control in more than 50 countries around the world. DHAPP is positioned within the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and located at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, California.

DHAPP has successfully engaged over 80 countries in efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among its respective military services. DHAPP is the Department of Defense’s military to military implementing arm of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) collaborating with the U.S. State Department (DoS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, and other federal agencies. Working closely with U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Unified Combatant Commanders, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), university collaborators, and other non-governmental organizations, DHAPP assists countries in establishing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in strengthening their capabilities to combat HIV.

DHAPP continues to rely upon the vital support of various partners such as local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including faith-based organizations to implement HIV prevention, care and treatment programs across the globe. A customized plan is needed to assist militaries as they implement HIV/AIDS programs capable of reaching our shared goals for HIV epidemic control.

Applicants for an award should be aware of the country specific military’s HIV control activities and propose a plan that builds on the country specific military’s activities without duplicating efforts, creating parallel systems, or conflicting activities. The overall program manager for PEPFAR is the Department of State’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). DHAPP provides support for military-specific programs. Country HIV programs supported by PEPFAR funds can be found on the OGAC website:

DHAPP's objective, through the PEPFAR program, is to save lives, prevent HIV infections, and accelerate progress toward achieving HIV/AIDS epidemic control and to support the development of interventions and programs in military health systems that address these issues

This announcement will be open to receive applications continuously until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), 18 September 2027, at which point all applications must be received.

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants: All responsible sources from academia, industry, and nongovernmental organizations may submit proposals under this announcement. No grants, contracts or cooperative agreements may be awarded directly to foreign military establishments. All respondents must demonstrate the active support of the in-country military and the DoD representative in the corresponding U.S. Embassy in the planning and submission of their proposals.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 18, 2027