HIT Capacity Building Initiative for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Grantee Sites
Total Grant Amounts: Approximately $5,000,000. The Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program is authorized by Section 2691 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-87) (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program]). This SPNS Program Competitive Application funding opportunity announcement is provided to assist applicants in preparing a request for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2011 Capacity Building to Develop Standard Electronic Client Information Data Systems initiative.
The SPNS Program supports the development of innovative models of HIV care to quickly respond to the emerging needs of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs. SPNS evaluates the effectiveness of these models’ design, implementation, utilization, cost, and health related outcomes, while promoting the dissemination and replication of successful models. The SPNS Program also supports special programs to develop standard electronic client information data systems to improve the ability of grantees to report grantee-level and client-level data to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
This funding initiative will support grantees funded under Part B Grants to States and Territories to improve and enhance their health information technology (HIT) capacity to collect and report AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) data (including updated grantee-level data and client-level data) to the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). Grants will be awarded to eligible entities based on whether the funding will promote collecting and reporting of both ADAP grantee-level data and client-level data, as it relates to the requirements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Funding will allow grantee organizations to purchase qualified HIT systems to improve and enhance their current HIT data collection and reporting capacity. Awardees will be required to evaluate and document the entire system implementation process.
US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Health Resources and Services Administration
Number of Awards Given
approximately 50 grants
Award Amount Notes
The SPNS Program will provide funding during Federal fiscal year 2011. Approximately $5,000,000 is expected to be available for one year to fund approximately 50 grants. Funding amounts can range from $50,000 to $100,000 per grant. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $100,000 for one year.
Letter of Intent Date
2/3/2011 -- not required but preferred
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Grants.gov Contact Center , Phone: (800) 518-4726
Adan Cajina Branch Chief Demonstration & Eval BranchSPNS Program Capacity Building HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA Parklawn Building, Room 7C-07 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (301) 443-3180 Fax: (301) 594-2511
Financial Services to Individuals Health Care Programs/Services Health Insurance Medical Treatments and Therapies Persons with HIV/AIDS
Persons with HIV/AIDS
HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All applicants must submit in this manner unless they obtain a written exemption from this requirement in advance by the Director of HRSA’s Division of Grants Policy. Applicants must request an exemption in writing from DGPWaivers@hrsa.gov, and provide details as to why they are technologically unable to submit electronically through the Grants.gov portal. The email must include the HRSA announcement number for which the applicant is seeking relief; the name, address, and telephone number of the organization; and the name and telephone number of the Project Director as well as the Grants.gov Tracking Number (GRANTXXXX) assigned to the submission along with a copy of the “Rejected with Errors” notification the applicant received from Grants.gov. HRSA and its Grants Application Center (GAC) will only accept paper applications from applicants that received prior written approval. However, the application must still be submitted under the deadline. Refer to HRSA’s Electronic Submission User Guide, available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/userguide.htm, for detailed application and submission instructions. Pay particular attention to Sections 2 and 5 that provide detailed information on the competitive application and submission process. Applicants must submit proposals according to the instructions in the Guide and in this funding opportunity announcement in conjunction with Application Form SF-424. The forms contain additional general information and instructions for applications, proposal narratives, and budgets. The forms and instructions may be obtained from the following site by: (1) Downloading from www.grants.gov, or (2) Contacting the HRSA Grants Application Center at: 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD 20878; Telephone: 877-477-2123; E-mail: HRSAGAC@hrsa.gov.
For program synopsis and guidance, visit the website: https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=A1CD206E-9121-46B1-8E3C-F3681CDD8780&ViewMode=EU&GoBack=&PrintMode=&OnlineAvailabilityFlag=&pageNumber=&version=&NC=&Popup=.
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