Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Technical Assistance Provider

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America –Technical Assistance Provider (HRSA-20-079) and Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Systems Coordination Provider (HRSA-20-089). The overall purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to undertake a series of activities to support the recipients of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and B (HRSA-20-078) in meeting the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (hereafter referred to as the “initiative”). The two announcements under this funding opportunity are as follows:

• The Technical Assistance Provider (HRSA-20-079) is responsible for providing technical assistance to the recipients of HRSA-20-078 on implementation of work plan activities, innovative approaches, and interventions.

• The Systems Coordination Provider (HRSA-20-089) is responsible for assisting HRSA-20-078 recipients in coordinating and integrating their initiative plans, funding sources, and programs with the existing HIV care delivery systems. In addition, the Systems Coordination Provider will assist in identifying existing and new stakeholders, as well as collate and disseminate best practices, innovative approaches, and interventions identified by the Technical Assistance Provider that will advance recipient’s progress in meeting the goals of the initiative. 

HRSA will fund one organization under each announcement to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the implementation of activities by HRSA-20-078 recipients to support Pillar Two (Treat) and Four (Respond) of the initiative. Ultimately, the intent of the funding opportunity is to maximize the success in developing, implementing, coordinating, and integrating strategies, interventions, approaches, and core medical and support services to achieve the goals of the initiative. HRSA expects that the recipient(s) of these awards will collaborate to support the recipients of HRSA-20-078. You must apply to the correct announcement number (HRSA-20-079 or HRSA-20- 089) that corresponds to the stated activities listed above. If you are applying for both announcement numbers, you must submit a separate application for each. 

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2019

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Areas of Interest

The Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) funded under HRSA-20-079: The initiative has four pillars, or key strategies: Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, and Respond. The role of HRSA HAB and its recipients under HRSA-20-078 focus on Pillar Two (Treat) and Pillar Four (Respond). The recipients of HRSA-20-078 will have a broader approach to addressing HIV in their communities than what exists in services authorized by the RWHAP legislation. These recipients are encouraged to be innovative and creative as they design ways to use initiative funds in conjunction with the current RWHAP Parts A and B systems of care and treatment to end the HIV epidemic in their jurisdictions. The funding directed to these initiative recipients under HRSA-20-078 will allow jurisdictions to implement evidence informed practices shown to increase linkage, engagement, and retention in care in addition to funding the additional care and treatment needs of the newly identified and re-engaged individuals. The evidence informed interventions can include such linkage interventions as the "Red Carpet" program implemented by Washington, DC, New York City’s use of surveillance data by clinics to track who is out of care, Seattle’s high acuity clinic for the hardest to reach population, and the same day test and start instituted by several cities in Florida.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible organizations may include: Public and nonprofit private entities, including institutions of higher education and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV related issues on a national scope. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations also are eligible to apply. Applicants have the option to submit proposals with collaborating organizations if the partnership enhances the approach, capability and reach of the cooperative agreement.

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are allowable. If you are applying for both announcement numbers, you must submit a separate application for each. 

Amount Description

See solicitation for details

Funding Type





Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 15, 2019