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DHHS-CDC: Technical Assistance to Central Asian National HIV Programs to Achieve and Sustain HIV Epidemic Control under the PEPFAR

DHHS-CDC: Technical Assistance to Central Asian National HIV Programs to Achieve and Sustain HIV Epidemic Control under the PEPFAR

Deadline: 31 August 2018

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is seeking applications for ‘Technical Assistance to Central Asian National HIV Programs to Achieve and Sustain HIV Epidemic Control under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’.

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to accelerate the progress of national HIV programs in the Central Asia Region to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS (UNAIDS) 90/90/90 targets and sustain HIV epidemic control.

This announcement is only for non-research activities supported by CDC. Recipients may not use funds for research. Certain activities that may require human subjects review due to institutional requirements but that are generally considered not to constitute research (e.g., formative assessments, surveys, disease surveillance, program monitoring and evaluation, field evaluation of diagnostic tests, etc.) may be funded through this mechanism.

Goals

  • Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission;
  • Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections; interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB); and initiating programs to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART);
  • Strengthening the capacity of countries to collect and use surveillance data and manage national HIV/AIDS programs by expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring and HIV screening for blood safety; and
  • Developing, validating and/or evaluating public health programs to inform, improve and target appropriate interventions, as related to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and opportunistic infections.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $3,500,000

Eligibility Criteria

The following entities are eligible to apply for this NOFO:

  • Government Organizations:
    • Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States)
  • Non-government Organizations:
    • Alaska Native health corporations
    • Tribal epidemiology centers
    • Urban Indian health organizations
    • Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
    • Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
    • Research institutions (that will perform activities deemed as non-research)
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community-based organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • For-profit organizations (other than small business)
  • Hospitals
  • Small, minority, and women-owned businesses
  • All Other

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit Grants.gov.

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