Advancing Community-Level Approaches to Reduce HIV Infection in Highly Impacted Communities (R21)
Grant Amount: Approximately $2,500,000 in FY 2013 to fund up to 6-8 awards.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks research to advance our understanding of community-level HIV-prevention and care interventions among geographic locations and specific populations highly impacted by HIV. In targeting communities, this FOA invites applications to address the need for efficacious interventions that simultaneously impact a large number of individuals. These interventions can target communities highly impacted by HIV based on spatial, social, or demographic criteria. Structural interventions and systemic interventions are encouraged. The goal is to lower HIV infections and HIV viral load at a community-level by changing individual behaviors via cost-effective and sustainable means. Interventions proposed in response to this initiative should target communities as defined by geographic proximity, shared goals, and/or common characteristics, which may include but are not limited to race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, social economic status, education level, behavior, and identity. This includes both populations that are vulnerable to HIV infection and individuals living with HIV. Intervention approaches should take into consideration the existing agencies or organizations in the community that are capable of adopting the efficacious community-level interventions that are developed and tested.
This initiative corresponds to the priorities of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, which seeks to “Adopt community-level approaches to reduce HIV infection in high-risk communities” as one of the principal means for achieving the central priorities of “Reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities.” These priorities are further represented within the NIH Office of AIDS Research (NIH OAR) Trans-NIH Plan for HIV Research. Applicants should include collaborations necessary for successful implementation and evaluation of the interventions (e.g., service settings, community organizations, representatives of targeted communities, jurisdictional health departments). Lastly, when possible, applicants should include clinical outcome measures in addition to behavioral outcome data.
National Institute on Drug Abuse US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health
City Agencies Colleges/Universities Commercial Organizations Community Based Organizations County Agencies Educational Organizations/Institutions Federal Government Agencies IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations Nonprofit Organizations Religious Organizations Schools State Agencies Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
6 to 8 awards
Award Amount Notes
The participating Institutes intend to commit approximately $2,500,000 in FY 2013 to fund up to 6-8 awards in response to this FOA and the companion announcements.
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Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at Grants.gov.
It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_General_Adobe_VerB.pdf), except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
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