The CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2020 funds for a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support the development and implementation of programs tailored to ending the HIV epidemic in America.
Recent scientific advances in HIV prevention and treatment have made ending the HIV epidemic in America a realistic possibility. Under the leadership of President Trump, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has set an ambitious goal of reducing all new HIV infections by 75% in 5 years and by 90% by 2030. Reaching this target requires a coordinated national effort that will focus first on the 50 most affected U.S. jurisdictions- 48 counties, Washington DC, and San Juan PR as well as seven states.
With funding from DHHS, this NOFO for the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” (EHE) initiative is intended to build on the on-going activities funded through PS18-1802: Integrated HIV Surveillance and Prevention Programs for Health Departments to strategically advance (i.e., initiate new or expand existing) HIV prevention efforts. The strategies proposed herein embody discrete areas of activity, which, based on the best available scientific evidence and experience, CDC believes will most rapidly accelerate efforts to reduce new HIV infections and merit undertaking. CDC recognizes that local public health must be responsive to local circumstances. Thus, in response to each strategy, CDC strongly encourages applicants to propose disruptively innovative activities unique to their jurisdiction’s local context. Component A is the core component of this NOFO and therefore is required. Funding levels will be determined by formulas reflecting a base funding amount, HIV disease prevalence, number of counties within the health department jurisdiction (if applicable), and program performance (in subsequent years). Funding for Components B and C are contingent upon submission of application for funding under Component A. Applicants should submit one application that is responsive to the requirements outlined under each of the components for which they intend to apply.
Funding is subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Funding availability in subsequent fiscal years will be determined by satisfactory recipient performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government. The amount available, in addition to the ceiling amounts stated, is based on current projections. Future year ceiling and award amounts may be adjusted to reflect any changes. CDC may require recipients to submit a revised budget and work plan, as necessary, to appropriately reflect the actual funding amounts provided in the Notice of Award(s).
Applications are due March 25, 2020.