This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS (RWHAP) Program Part A Planning Council and Planning Body Technical Assistance (TA) Cooperative Agreement. The goal of this cooperative agreement is to provide comprehensive technical assistance to RWHAP Part A Planning Councils and Planning Bodies (Planning Councils/Bodies) to enable them to enhance their abilities to successfully meet legislative responsibilities. In an effort to meet goals and legislative responsibilities, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will engage an organization with national reach to provide Planning Council- and transitional grant area (TGA) Planning Body-related technical assistance to recipients, jurisdictional leadership, and Planning Councils/Bodies support staff. Comprehensive site visits conducted by the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) Division of Metropolitan HIV/AIDS Programs (DMHAP) for each of the 52 RWHAP Part A jurisdictions have identified a critical need for an ongoing, comprehensive technical assistance mechanism for Part A Planning Councils/Bodies. This technical assistance and support will enable them to enhance their abilities to successfully meet legislative requirements, strengthen their role in providing essential engagement of people with HIV, and increase the involvement of prevention and care and treatment providers in the RWHAP Part A planning process.
The recipient of this cooperative agreement will offer a full range of technical assistance delivered through both in-person and virtual methods, including but not limited to creating and updating resource guidance tools. This technical assistance will include, but is not limited to, on-site and distance learning training and TA, national webinars, group learning sessions, creation of training materials and other resources, and training of trainers. Target audiences will include Planning Councils/Bodies, Part A recipients, jurisdictional leadership, and Planning Councils/Planning Bodies support staff.
The recipient will work with TargetHIV as the forum to disseminate information, materials, and products.
Eligible organizations include public and nonprofit private entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes and tribal organizations, schools and academic health science centers.