Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Treatment among People Living with or at Risk for HIV

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Special Projects of National Significance program is accepting applications for a new three-year demonstration project entitled Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Treatment for People Living with or at Risk for HIV. The purpose of this project is to support a single organization that will identify three service jurisdictions and fund a minimum of three and a maximum of five intervention sites within each jurisdiction to implement clinical and system-level interventions to improve screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among low-income people living with HIV (PLWH) or at risk for HIV. The cooperative agreement recipient also will evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the interventions and disseminate the results to inform policy and practice, including the publication of successful models for future replication by other HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and Health Center Program award recipients. The FY 2018 President’s Budget does not request funding for this program. This notice is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, HRSA can process applications and award funds in a timely manner. You should note that this program may be cancelled prior to award recommendations.

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

  • Duke Internal Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: Apr. 2, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under RWHAP Parts A, B, C and D of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. These include, but are not limited to: health centers receiving support under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act; Federally Qualified Health Centers as described in Title XIX, Section 1905 of the Social Security Act; public and nonprofit private entities involved in addressing HIV/AIDS/STI related issues at the regional or national level; state and local governments; academic institutions; local health departments; nonprofit hospitals and outpatient clinics; faithbased and community-based organizations; and Indian Tribes or tribal organizations with or without federal recognition. 



Amount Description

HRSA expects to have approximately $4,300,000 available annually to fund one recipient. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $4,300,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year of which up to $500,000 per year may be directed to programmatic activities serving people at risk for HIV, and the remaining $3,800,000 must be used for activities serving low-income PLWH. The recipient is expected to provide annual subawards to a minimum of three and a maximum of five intervention sites within each of the three jurisdictions to implement the interventions. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science

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

March 1, 2018

External Deadline

April 2, 2018