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Capacity Strengthening to Support Provision of High Quality and Evidence-based HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services to Staff and Family Members of the Kenya Disciplined Services Community (Kenya Police, Administration Police, Kenya Wildlife Service)

Description
Funding Amount Total: $20,000,000.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sponsoring this funding opportunity. The purpose of this FOA is to strengthen capacity and fund existing activities to support Kenya Disciplined Service institutions in providing and implementing effective and efficient HIV prevention, care and treatment services as well as to incrementally transition the implementation and management of these services to these institutions.

Kenyan Disciplined Services staff often operates within high risk situations that increase their vulnerability to HIV infection. Key determinants of increased risk for the Disciplined Services communities include the following factors: living in congregate settings; very high work-related mobility; separation from families for long durations; engagement in long-hours, arduous work situations; work-related stress; hard to reach and remotely located duty locations such as national parks and border patrol zones; limited access to health services; and the fact that soldiers are trained to be bold and take risks as part of their law enforcement duties. In addition, about a third of staff has encountered workplace events including work related physical violence that made them susceptible to HIV acquisition.

The goal and objectives of the program in Kenya is to contribute towards Kenya’s HIV response of decreasing new infections and AIDS-related mortality by:
1. Providing optimal HIV age-appropriate combination prevention services to more than 80% of Disciplined Services staff and their families by 2018. Services should include HTC, linkage to care, PHDP, use of ARV drugs based prevention for discordant couples and other populations as per the Kenyan guidelines, PMTCT, VMMC, and EBI.
2. Providing comprehensive HIV care and treatment services in accordance to Kenya’s care and treatment guidelines in health facilities reaching more than 80% of HIV infected Disciplined Services staff and their families by 2018.
3. Providing technical assistance and capacity strengthening to allow program transition to Government of Kenya Disciplined Services institutions through incremental transitioning of tasks and funding to full transition by 2018.

For more details, please see the grant announcement.

Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
HIV/AIDS
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
Locations
International
National
Eligible Organizations
Colleges/Universities
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
Hospitals
International Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Minority Owned Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
Research Institutions
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Award Date
9/1/2013
Number of Awards Given
1
Award Amount
$20,000,000
Maximum Amount
$2,500,000
Average Amount
$2,500,000
Award Amount Notes
(This amount is an estimate, and is subject to availability of funds and includes direct costs for international organizations or direct and indirect costs for domestic grantees for all years.)
Application Due Date
4/4/2013
Application Contact
Grants.gov Contact Center
,
Phone: (800) 518-4726
Technical Contact
Jennifer Galbraith
Project Officer
DHHS CDCKEMRI Headquarters
Mbagathi Way, Off Mbagathi Road
P.O Box 606-00621
Village Market
Nairobi,
Fund Duration
5 years.
Subjects
Education and Prevention
Health Education
HIV Antibody Testing
HIV Test Related Counseling
HIV Testing
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Patient Care
Research Programs
STD Prevention
TB Prevention
Audiences
At Risk Persons
At Risk Youth
Community Based Organizations
Counselors/Therapists
Health Planners
Health Professionals
Health Services Organizations
Nurses
Persons with HIV/AIDS
Physicians
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 application package associated with this funding opportunity from Grants.gov. If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty in accessing the forms on-line, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grant Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 email:pgotim@cdc.gov Monday-Friday 7:00am – 4:30pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time for further instruction. CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired or disabled is available at: TTY 1-888-232-6348.

If the applicant encounters technical difficulties with Grants.gov, the applicant should contact Grants.gov Customer Service. The Grants.gov Contact Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the exception of all Federal Holidays. The Contact Center provides customer service to the applicant community. The extended hours will provide applicants support around the clock, ensuring the best possible customer service is received any time it’s needed. You can reach the Grants.gov Support Center at 1-800-518-4726 or by email at support@grants.gov. Submissions sent by e-mail, fax, CD’s or thumb drives of applications will not be accepted.
Web Site
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=217214
Fund Number
CDC-RFA-GH13-1307

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cdcnpin.org Fund Record #4631

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