This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2019 RWHAP Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide tools, training and technical assistance to RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and their planning bodies.
RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and planning bodies submit Integrated Plans/ Statewide Coordinated Statements of Need (SCSN) to HRSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to legislative and programmatic requirements. Recipients and planning bodies must use Integrated Plans/SCSN to better inform and coordinate HIV prevention and care program planning, priority setting, resource allocation, and continuous quality improvement efforts to meet the HIV service delivery needs within their jurisdictions.
The primary goals of this cooperative agreement are to ensure that RWHAP Part A and B recipients and planning bodies: 1) develop an Integrated Plan/SCSN for their jurisdiction that reflects the community’s vision and values regarding how best to develop a comprehensive and coordinated system of HIV prevention and care that can address unmet need among people living with HIV (PLWH); and 2) use the Integrated Plan/SCSN as a guide to end the HIV epidemic within their jurisdiction.
This cooperative agreement will help ensure state and local health departments have the knowledge, skills, tools, and other materials to ensure meaningful, efficient, and collaborative integrated planning processes. The funded entity will work in collaboration with HRSA and CDC to accomplish the following key objectives:
Establish measures and methods for obtaining feedback from RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and their planning bodies, evaluating the process and outcome of cooperative agreement activities, and using feedback and evaluation findings to improve future work.
Identify, describe, and disseminate through cooperative agreement activities the common challenges, successes, and promising or best practices among RWHAP Part A and B recipients and planning bodies in their integrated planning processes, and in their attainment of goals outlined in Integrated Plans/SCSN.
Develop strategies, tools, training, and technical assistance for RWHAP Part A and B recipients and planning bodies to support the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and improvement of Integrated Plans/SCSN.
Support RWHAP Part A and B recipients in developing and improving resource allocation methodologies that align with prioritized needs and support implementation of Integrated Plans/SCSN.
Deliver targeted technical assistance to select jurisdictions in need of additional instruction or support regarding integrated planning processes.
Facilitate peer learning opportunities across RWHAP Part A and B recipients and planning bodies.
Eligible organizations may include national organizations; state, territorial, local, and Indian tribal governments; institutions of higher education; other non-profit organizations (including faith-based, community-based, and tribal organizations); and academic health science centers.
Applicants have the option to submit proposals with collaborating organizations if the partnership enhances the approach, capability and reach of the cooperative agreement.