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Reduce Hepatitis Infections by Treatment and Integrated Prevention Services (Hepatitis-TIPS) among Non-urban Young Persons Who Inject Drugs

Grant Amount: Estimated total funding available including direct and indirect costs for first year $600,000;
Estimated total funding available including direct and indirect costs for entire project period $1,800,000.

The purpose and overarching goal of this cooperative agreement is to address the high prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection by developing and implementing an integrated approach for detection, prevention, care and treatment of Hepatitis C infection among young (18-30 year old), non-urban people who inject drugs (PWID). Awardees will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to enroll young non-urban PWID, collect epidemiological information, test for HCV infection and provide linkage to primary care services and prevention-based education. In addition to providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing, awardees will provide testing for the presence of co-infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV. Rates of HCV infection or re-infection will be evaluated through follow-up assessment.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Commercial Organizations
Community Based Organizations
County Agencies
Educational Organizations/Institutions
Federal Government Agencies
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
State Agencies
Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
2 awards
Award Amount Notes
Estimated total funding available including direct and indirect costs for first year $600,000.
Estimated total funding available including direct and indirect costs for entire project period $1,800,000.
Letter of Intent Date
Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact Customer Support
Phone: (800) 518-4726
Technical Contact
Deborah Loveys
Extramural Rsch Prog OfcOfc of the Assoc Dir for Sci
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-60
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: (404) 718-8834
Fax: (404) 718-8822
Fund Duration
3 years.
Diagnostic Tests
Education and Prevention
Hepatitis Prevention
Medical Treatments and Therapies
Primary Care
Program Development
Injecting Drug Users/Needle Sharing Partners
Young Adults
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity from Also, please note that Form C is to be used when downloading the application package.

If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty accessing the forms on-line, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 or for further instructions. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am – 4:30pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time. CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired or disabled is available at: TTY 1-888-232-6348.

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (, except where instructed in this Funding Opportunity Announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
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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 #4811

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