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Linkages: HIV Services for Key Populations

Description
Grant Amount: The total estimated cost for this RFA is $73 million.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications to carry out a fiveyear,
$72 million, global program to strengthen the capacity of governments and civil society in
partner countries to implement high quality, sustainable, evidence-based and comprehensive HIV
and AIDS prevention, care and treatment services with key populations at scale.
The program focuses on ‘key populations,’ defined here as sex workers (SW), gay men and other
men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG), and people who inject drugs
(PWID). These populations are at high risk of HIV, and in many settings are among those most
likely to be affected by and exposed to, and to transmit, HIV. Because their sexual and drug use
behaviors are often illegal and stigmatized in most societies, these populations are also often
marginalized and experience discrimination; thus reaching them with HIV services requires
tailored approaches. In addition to key populations, the new program will address their sexual
partners, including sex worker clients.

The proposed program will support the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Blueprint: Creating an AIDS Free Generation. Specifically, this program will address the action
step “Increase access to and uptake of HIV services by key populations” in the Roadmap for
Smart Investments. The Blueprint states that to be smart about our investments we need to target
interventions to populations at greatest risk. The Blueprint posits that evidence-based, high
quality HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs will contribute to reduced morbidity
and mortality and improved quality of life and productivity for key populations.

This project seeks to ensure that partner governments and civil society
partners have the technical capacity to provide coverage of comprehensive HIV/AIDS
services for key populations and their sexual partners at scale. The emphasis of this project
is to make quality services available by means that can be scaled, including through improved
referrals and linkages across the continuum of both community and clinic-based services. To
ensure that this is a sustainable goal the project proposes an integrated community mobilization
and structural interventions approach.

The project goal will be achieved through the following results:
Result 1: Increased availability of comprehensive prevention, care and treatment
services, including reliable coverage across the continuum of care for key populations;
Result 2: Demand for comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services among key populations enhanced and sustained;
Result 3: Strengthened systems for planning, monitoring, evaluating and assuring the
quality of programs for key populations.

The program will be worldwide in scope. It will be available to work with all USAID field
offices including Regional Missions. Central “core” funding from the Office of HIV/AIDS is
anticipated to provide approximately 25 % of the total budget for this program. The remaining
75% of funding is expected to come from USAID bilateral and regional programs in the form of
field support transfers. The greatest demand is anticipated to come from countries with mixed
and concentrated epidemics and with smaller budgets.

Funding Organization
US Agency for International Development
Bureau for Global Health
Fund Category
HIV/AIDS
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
Locations
International
National
Eligible Organizations
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
Religious Organizations
Unrestricted
Award Date
2/1/2014
Award Amount Notes
The total estimated cost for this RFA is $73 million - approximately 25% Core funding from the
USAID Office of HIV/AIDS and 75% Field Support funding from bi-lateral and regional
Missions. Contingent on availability of funds, USAID expects to award one cooperative
agreement.

It is anticipated that the award will be made by February 1, 2014. The period of performance for
this project will start from the date of award and will continue for 5 years, subject to availability
of funds.
Application Due Date
12/16/2014
Application Contact
Sallie McElrath
Supervisory Contract Officer
M/OAA/GH
,
Technical Contact
Saurabh Vasudeva
Agreement Officer
M/OAA/GH/OHA
Fund Duration
5 years.
Subjects
Health Care Programs/Services
HIV/AIDS Prevention
International Cooperation
Medical Treatments and Therapies
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Program Management
Audiences
Developing Nations
Female Sex Workers
Homosexuals
Injecting Drug Users/Needle Sharing Partners
Male Sex Workers
Men Who Have Sex with Men
Sex Partners
Transgendered Persons
Application Process
Applications shall be submitted electronically before Friday, December 16, 2013, 12:00
pm Washington, DC Time to www.grants.gov. The application submission deadline
cannot be extended. Hard copy applications, whether hand delivered or by postal mail,
will not be accepted. The Grants.gov system date and time stamp will be used to
determine the applications timeliness. Applicants are advised to be cognizant of the time
applications are submitted. Applications submitted after the closing date and time of the
RFA will be considered untimely. Untimely applications will not be considered for
award. Applicants, who encounter any problems with their www.grants.gov submission,
should email the points of contact for this RFA before the application submission
deadline, explaining the circumstances.
Web Site
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246813
Fund Number
SOL-OAA-14-000013

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cdcnpin.org Fund Record #4767

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