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Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino/a Populations – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center

Grant Amount: Approximately $550,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one awardee.

This announcement solicits applications for a Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino/a Populations – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center, for a new Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program multi-site initiative. Under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), a cooperative agreement will be issued to support one organization for up to five years to evaluate and provide technical assistance for up to eight demonstration projects funded under a separate FOA, Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino(a) Populations – Demonstration Sites (HRSA-13-154). Organizations that apply under this FOA are not eligible to also apply under the Demonstration Sites FOA.
The demonstration site projects will design, implement and evaluate culturally appropriate service delivery models focused on improving health outcomes among Latinos/as living with HIV disease. This initiative will take a transnational approach, with demonstration project applicants proposing innovative interventions targeting HIV-affected Latino/a subpopulations living in the U.S. but specific to their country of origin. The initiative will focus on Latinos/as who are at high risk of HIV infection or are infected with HIV but are unaware of their HIV status; are aware of their HIV infection but have never been engaged in care; are aware but have refused referral to care; or have dropped out of care. Demonstration project applicants will propose innovative interventions that identify Latinos/as at high risk or living with HIV and improve their access, timely entry and retention in quality HIV primary care. Latino/a subpopulations of interest include but are not limited to heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay and bisexual men, bisexual women, transgender women, and/or injecting drug users (IDUs) located in areas with high concentration of Latino/as with high incidence and/or prevalence of HIV/AIDS, especially in urban areas.
The Evaluation and Technical Center (ETAC) will be expected to fulfill three important functions for this SPNS initiative. The ETAC will (1) provide technical assistance to the demonstration projects over the course of the initiative; (2) conduct a rigorous multi-site evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of all interventions and the multi-site cohort as a whole; and (3) lead and coordinate the efforts for publication and dissemination of findings and lessons learned from the initiative. The ETAC will work in close consultation with the SPNS program in all aspects of the initiative, but especially in the implementation of the multi-site evaluation and dissemination.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Health Resources and Services Administration
Fund Category
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
Eligible Organizations
Community Based Organizations
Educational Organizations/Institutions
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
Award Date
Number of Awards Given
1 award
Award Amount Notes
Approximately $550,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one awardee. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $550,000 per year. The project period is five years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the SPNS Program in subsequent fiscal years, awardee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact Contact Center
Phone: (800) 518-4726
Technical Contact
Adan Cajina
Branch Chief
Demonstration & Eval BranchAttn: HRSA-13-151
Parklawn Building, Room 7-74
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-3180
Fax: (301) 594-2511
Fund Duration
5 years (September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2018)
Health Care Programs/Services
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Primary Care
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Program Management
Technical Assistance
At Risk Persons
HIV Positive Persons
Application Process
HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through The registration and application process protects applicants against fraud and ensures that only authorized representatives from an organization can submit an application. Applicants are responsible for maintaining these registrations, which should be completed well in advance of submitting an application. 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, and provide details as to why they are technologically unable to submit electronically through the portal. If requesting a waiver, include the following in the e-mail request: the HRSA announcement number for which the organization is seeking relief, the organization’s DUNS number, the name, address, and telephone number of the organization and the name and telephone number of the Project Director as well as the Tracking Number (GRANTXXXX) assigned to the submission along with a copy of the “Rejected with Errors” notification as received from HRSA’s Division of Grants Policy is the only office authorized to grant waivers. HRSA and its Digital Services Operation (DSO) will only accept paper applications from applicants that received prior written approval. However, the application must still be submitted by the deadline. Suggestion: submit application to at least two days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

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 by:
(1) Downloading from, or
(2) Contacting the HRSA Digital Services Operation (DSO) at:
Web Site;jsessionid=VJ5fRhbQ1TMPtcB81h61Gyrty855QnWY9B5QCcDG8QKTRF0Tmm7p!-1043239538?oppId=217394&mode=VIEW
Fund Number

Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4649

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