This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) and/or Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Systems Coordination Provider (SCP), as administered by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) in conjunction with the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Parts A and B. The purpose of this program is to fund technical assistance and systems coordination for the 48 counties, Washington, D.C., San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR), and seven states (hereafter referred to as “jurisdictions”) identified in and funded through HRSA-20-078 (the funded entities hereafter referred to as “recipients”). HRSA will award one cooperative agreement for each of the following announcement numbers:
• The Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) funded under HRSA-20-079 is responsible for providing technical assistance to the recipients of HRSA-20-078 on implementation of work plan activities, innovative approaches, and interventions.
• The Systems Coordination Provider (SCP) funded under HRSA-20-089 is responsible for assisting HRSA-20-078 recipients in coordinating and integrating their initiative plans, funding sources, and programs with the existing HIV care delivery systems. In addition, the SCP will assist in identifying existing and new stakeholders, as well as collate and disseminate best practices, innovative approaches, and interventions identified by the TAP that will advance recipients’ progress in meeting the goals of the initiative.
HRSA HAB will award one cooperative agreement for each announcement number under this funding opportunity. Organizations may choose to submit applications for both announcement numbers and potentially receive both the TAP and SCP awards. You must apply to the announcement number that corresponds to your selected activities as stated above. If you are applying for both announcement numbers, you must submit a separate application for each. Collaborations via subcontracts or memoranda of understanding to secure specific expertise are encouraged. HRSA will review all applications utilizing the review criteria for each announcement number as described in Section V.1.
Eligible organizations may include: Public and nonprofit private entities, including institutions of higher education and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV related issues on a national scope. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations also are eligible to apply.
Applicants have the option to submit proposals with collaborating organizations if the partnership enhances the approach, capability and reach of the cooperative agreement.