CDC Announces $210M Funding Opportunity for CBOs
On September 28, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the availability in fiscal 2021 of up to $210-million for a cooperative agreement program for community-based organizations (CBOs) for HIV prevention.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), known as PS21-2102: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Programs for Community Based Organizations, focuses on the role of CBOs in curbing the national HIV epidemic by reducing new infections, increasing access to care, and promoting health equity in accordance with the President’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.
Recognizing that “CBOs are uniquely positioned to complement and extend the reach of HIV prevention efforts implemented by state and local health departments and education agencies to support the optimization of services across public, private, and other community-based organizations,” the CDC also acknowledges that CBOs are instrumental in implementing the CDC’s High-Impact HIV Prevention approach. CBOs are also instrumental in increasing identification of HIV diagnoses, referring patients for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) services, promoting earlier entry to HIV care, and increasing consistency of care.
Non-profit CBOs and Native American tribal organizations in thirty-two states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to apply. Applications are due November 20, 2020 for fiscal 2021.
To read the full Notice of Funding Opportunity, log on to https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/funding/announcements/PS21-2102/index.html. You can access the application package at https://bit.ly/2HfwtlM.
—Reporting by Hank Trout
Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.