Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men - Demonstration Sites -- HRSA-18-047

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for a new, 3-year initiative entitled Implementation of Evidence-Informed Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (BMSM) – Demonstration Sites. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will award up to seven (7) grants of up to $300,000 each per year for 3 years, in order to support the implementation of evidence-informed behavioral health interventions and/or models of care to engage, link and retain BMSM living with HIV in medical care and supportive services. The proposed interventions and/or models of care will include strategies to integrate behavioral health services, including substance use disorder treatment, with HIV care to specifically address the needs of BMSM and improve their health outcomes. Demonstration site outcomes will inform the development of implementation toolkits and other dissemination products in order to promote replication across the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and other health care settings.

In addition to adapting and implementing evidence-informed interventions and/or models of care in their own settings, the demonstration sites funded under this initiative will coordinate with the Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider (ETAP), funded separately, to evaluate programmatic, clinical, and client-level outcomes of the implementation. In addition, the ETAP will assess the costs associated with the implementation of the evidence-informed interventions and/or models of care. In coordination with the ETAP, the demonstration sites will assist in development of implementation toolkits, trainings, and other dissemination products that will promote replication of evidence-informed interventions that were shown to improve health outcomes in other RWHAP and other health care settings.

Because award recipients under both NOFOs (HRSA-18-047 and HRSA-18-053) will need to work together to be successful, HRSA encourages applicants for this NOFO to read the companion announcement and be familiar with all program expectations within both NOFOs.

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: January 10, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under Parts A - D of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 including public and nonprofit private entities, state and local governments; academic institutions; local health departments; nonprofit hospitals and outpatient clinics; community health centers receiving support under Section 330 of the PHS Act; Federally Qualified Health Centers as described in Title XIX, Section 1905 of the Social Security Act; faith-based and community-based organizations; and Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations with or without federal recognition.



Amount Description

HRSA expects to have approximately $2,100,000 available annually to fund up to seven (7) recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect facilities and administrative costs) per year. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2018 federal appropriation. The FY 2018 President’s Budget does not request funding for this  program. This program notice is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds awarded in a timely manner. The period of performance is August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2021 (3 years). 

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

January 10, 2018

External Deadline

February 5, 2018