Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration
Due Date: 2/5/2018
This announcement solicits applications for Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider (ETAP). Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement to support one (1) organization for up to four (4) years to lead a multi-site evaluation and provide technical assistance (TA) to a cohort of up to seven (7) demonstration sites funded under a separate announcement (HRSA-18-047). Those demonstration sites will adapt and implement evidence-informed interventions and/or models of care to engage, link and retain particularly vulnerable populations. Specifically, this initiative will engage and retain BMSM in HIV medical care and supportive services by addressing their behavioral health needs. The proposed interventions and/or models of care will include strategies to integrate behavioral health services, including substance use disorder treatment, with HIV care to specifically address the needs of BMSM and improve their health outcomes. The ETAP will evaluate programmatic, clinical, and client level outcomes of the implementation. In addition, the ETAP will assess the costs associated with the implementation of the evidence informed interventions/models of care. The ETAP will also coordinate the development of implementation toolkits, trainings, and other dissemination products that will promote the replication of evidence informed interventions that were shown to improve health outcomes in other Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and other health care settings. Because award recipients under both NOFOs (HRSA 18-047 and HRSA-18-053) will need to work closely together to be successful, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) encourages applicants for this NOFO to read the companion announcement and be familiar with all program expectations within both NOFOs.