Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements - Establishing AIDS Service Organization Service Models and Engaging in Marketplace Insurance Plans under the Affordable Care Act
Grant Amount: Approximately $570,000 is expected to be available annually to fund two awardees; one per each program focus area.
This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements - Establishing AIDS Service Organization Service Models and Engaging in Marketplace Insurance Plans under the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of this National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement initiative is to fund two organizations to undertake a series of activities to provide ACA implementation support to grantees, subgrantees, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. These activities will support two program focus areas intended to enhance access to and quality of HIV clinical care and care completion services for underserved persons with HIV disease. The primary aim of the first program focus area is to train Ryan White core medical providers to both initiate contracts with qualified health plans and facilitate client enrollment into those health plans. The primary aim of the second program focus area is to train non-medical AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) to develop a service model that supports the provision of critical services for specific vulnerable populations to improve health outcomes through the different stages of the HIV Care Continuum.
This is to be accomplished through the provision of training and technical assistance, which is defined as the identification of need for, and delivery of, practical program and technical support to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) community. Training and technical assistance is intended to maximally assist grantees, funded providers, affected communities, and individuals living with HIV infection to design and deliver HIV care programs and to align with new health care coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. This includes assistance designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based primary care treatment and care completion services that are supported by the RWHAP.
Training and technical assistance is provided through a variety of strategic approaches and dissemination strategies including: (1) individualized peer and expert consultation, (2) reverse site visits/preceptorships, (3) ongoing consultative relationships, (4) national and/or regional meetings, (5) conference calls and webinars, (6) development of products and training curricula in hard copy or web-based, (7) email list serves and other means of regular communications and information dissemination.
Two training and technical assistance program focus areas have been identified by HAB through a rigorous and comprehensive assessment process described fully in the Background section. It is the intention of HAB to support at least one cooperative agreement in each of the following program focus areas for training and technical assistance: Contracting with Medicaid and Marketplace Insurance Plans; Establishing Service Models among AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) to Engage Vulnerable Populations in the Continuum of HIV Care Services.
In keeping with HAB’s intent to fund one cooperative agreement award in each program focus area, each application must address only a single area. Organizations may submit a separate application for each program focus area if they wish. Collaborations via subcontracts or memoranda of understanding to secure specific expertise are encouraged.
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Community Based Organizations Health Care Service Organizations Nonprofit Organizations Religious Organizations Schools
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Award Amount Notes
This program will provide funding during Federal fiscal years 2014 - 2016. Approximately $570,000 is expected to be available annually to fund two awardees; one per each program focus area. ACA applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $325,000 per year; ASO applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $245,000 per year. The project period for each program focus area is three years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements - Establishing AIDS Service Organization Service Models and Engaging in Marketplace Insurance Plans under the Affordable Care Act in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
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Grants.gov Contact Center , Phone: (800) 518-4726
Jesse Ungard Public Health Analyst, Program Analysis and Technical Assistance Branch Attn: Nat ACA T&TA ProgramHIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA Parklawn Building, Room 7C-07 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 Phone: (301) 443-6249 Fax: (301) 443-3323
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HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov. Applicants must download the SF424 application package associated with this funding opportunity following the directions provided at Grants.gov.
Section 4 of HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide provides instructions for the budget, budget justification, staffing plan and personnel requirements, assurances, certifications, and abstract. You must submit the information outlined in the Application Guide in addition to the program specific information. All applicants are responsible for reading and complying with the instructions included in HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide except where instructed in the funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise.
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