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$100,000 available to Support HIV Self-Testing Programs in the US

$100,000 available to Support HIV Self-Testing Programs in the US

Deadline: 6-Jun-22

The CDC Foundation is inviting applications for the Enhancing Capacity for Community-Serving Organizations to Support HIV Self-Testing Programs.

CSOs complement the work of state and local health departments and other agencies by having the true ability to meet clients where they are with their health needs. CSOs are uniquely positioned to implement and expand the reach and impact of HIVST programs with their accessibility and availability to people who cannot otherwise obtain HIV services.

HIVST Program Implementation and/or Expansion
Prioritize HIVST Education and Test Kit Distribution
HIVST Program Promotion and Outreach
Expand Community Collaborations and Partnerships
Encourage Linkages to HIV Treatment, Prevention, and Other Essential Services
Funding Information
Applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal and budget outlining project activities and expected expenditures for a 10.5-month performance period (August 15, 2022, to June 30, 2023) totaling no more than $100,000.00.

The program activities described below attempt to address the gap in HIVST for communities most affected by HIV transmission by

increasing knowledge of HIV status
reducing the incidence of HIV among priority populations
increasing engagement and access to HIV treatment and prevention support services
increasing access and use of safe spaces for priority populations
Improved capacity for CSO to identify, prioritize, and customize relevant HIVST-related programs and services to address local public health needs.
Improved capacity of CSO to acquire bulk HIV self-test kits and distribute to clients
Increased use of HIV self-test kits among priority populations in priority jurisdictions
Increased HIV diagnoses among priority population unaware of HIV status
Increased use of HIV prevention and essential services among priority populations
Increased capability to implement evidence-based/informed public healthprograms, policies, and services to address public health needs
Increased number and range of partnerships and collaborations between CSOs,medical clinics, SSPs, and other community organizations
Increased knowledge of HIV status among priority populations
Increased use and engagement of HIV prevention and essential services amongpriority populations
Increased use of safe spaces among clients
Increased awareness of HIV risk reduction methods and reduction of HIV-related stigma in the served priority population
Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are community serving organizations (CSOs) that
wish to implement a new HIVST program or expand an existing HIVST program, and
have a history of serving vulnerable populations affected by HIV
Eligible applicants include faith-based organizations, community health clinics/Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), immigrant/migrant support or advocacy organizations, community organizing/mobilization organizations, community coalitions/networking/partnership organizations, social service organizations, AIDS service organizations, and syringe service programs.
Priority consideration will be given to eligible CSOs serving clients within the 57 priority jurisdictions identified by the CDC’s initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S and are minority-led.
For more information, visit https://www.cdcfoundation.org/Capacity-CSO-HIVST-RFP?inline

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