The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories to prevent, reduce, or eliminate ADAP waiting lists, including through cost-containment measures. Section 311 of Title III of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act authorizes the Secretary to utilize resources to control epidemics of any disease. These funds are to be used in conjunction with the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part B ADAP administered by the HRSA, HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Division of State HIV/AIDS Programs (DSHAP).
All 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are eligible to apply for funding if they meet the following requirements:
Eligible applicants are limited to RWHAP Part B states/territories that need additional funding:
• to reduce or eliminate an existing ADAP waiting list,
• to actively prevent the implementation of an ADAP waiting list,
• to address a projected increase in treatment needs aligned with ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S.,
• to address other unanticipated increases in the number of clients in the program due to new diagnosis, re-engagement in care, loss of income, and/or loss of health care coverage.
States/territories that do not currently meet one or more of the above criteria are not eligible to apply.
Glenn Clark, MSW