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Technical Assistance for Strengthening of Blood Transfusion Services and Increasing Access to Safe Blood in India under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Grant Amount: Approximate Current Fiscal Year Funding: $2,000,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $10,000,000.

The purpose of this FOA is to support Quality Management Systems in Blood Banks (QMS BB) under the Blood Safety component of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) implemented by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), India.

The QMS BB program is charged with providing technical support for institutionalization of quality management systems in blood banks. In particular, this funding will support activities to:
(1) Advise and support quality management systems primarily in Blood Banks with large volume of blood collection (more than 10,000 units per annum)
(2) Ensure safety through effective testing of all donated units for markers of transfusion transmitted infections (TTIs) including HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, malaria and syphilis.
(3) Establishment of EQAS (External Quality Assurance Scheme) network for TTIs and Immunohematology tests for Blood Banks.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
American Samoa
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
County Agencies
International Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Minority Owned Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
Research Institutions
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Woman Owned Organizations
Award Date
Number of Awards Given
1 award
Award Amount Notes
Approximate Current Fiscal Year Funding: $2,000,000.
Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $10,000,000 (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
Application Contact
Technical Information Management
CDC Procurement & Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 488-2700
Technical Contact
Ronald L Peterson
Project Officer
DHHS/CDCU.S. Embassy, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi ,
Phone: (404) 553-8546
Fund Duration
5 years.
Blood Transfusions
Hepatitis Prevention
HIV/AIDS Prevention
International Cooperation
STD Prevention
Technical Assistance
Developing Nations
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 application package associated with this funding opportunity from 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 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.
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