HIV Prevention Programs for Women

HIV Prevention for Women Living in the Rural South: (1) Increase knowledge of accurate HIV prevention information among women living in rural communities in the south; (2) improve and increase access to quality HIV prevention services to women living with or at high risk for HIV infection in rural communities
in the south; (3) improve receptivity to and awareness of HIV prevention education, necessary to reduce the stigma among women in rural southern communities; and (4) increase the number of women living in the rural south, who voluntarily receiving HIV testing.


HIV Prevention for Young Women Attending Minority Institutions: (1) Increase on campus activities targeting women at risk for HIV infection; (2) improve HIV prevention education efforts involving women on campus; (3) increase knowledge base of accurate HIV/STD prevention information among women attending minority institutions; and (4) improve access to HIV health related services for women attending minority institutions.


HIV Prevention for Women Living in the Rural and Frontier Indian Country: (1) Increase knowledge of accurate HIV prevention information among women living in Indian Country; (2) improve and increase access to quality HIV prevention services to women living with or at high risk for HIV infection in rural and frontier Indian Country; (3) improve receptivity to and awareness of HIV prevention education necessary to reduce the stigma among women in rural and frontier Indian Country; and (4) increase the number of women living in rural and frontier Indian Country, who voluntarily receiving HIV testing.


HIV Prevention for Women Incarcerated and Newly Released: (1) Increase the number of incarcerated women receiving pre-release discharge planning, particularly those who are living with HIV or at high risk for HIV infection; (2) increase the number of HIV infected incarcerated women who are connected to drug assistance programs, medical care, and case management services prior to release or at time of release; (3) increase the number of community linkages and networks for ensuring continuum of care for incarcerated and newly released women living with or at high risk for HIV in locations with high rates of HIV infections and incarcerated populations; and (4) increase the number of newly released women receiving support services and HIV care six months post release.


HIV Prevention for Women Living in the U.S.

Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico: (1) Increase access to quality care and treatment for women living with HIV infection; (2) improve and increase access to secondary HIV prevention services to women living with HIV infection and primary prevention for those women at risk for infection; (3) increase understanding of living with HIV, disease management, and treatment adherence; and (4) increase community support activities for women living with HIV and their families.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Nicole Greene OASH/Office on Women's Health 200 Independence Ave., SW Room 7-712E Washington, DC Phone: 202-690-7650.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Helping Others In A Positive Environment Inc $ 100,000   2008-09-012010-08-31
Native American Interfaith Ministries Inc $ 80,000   2008-09-012010-08-31
Health Horizons Of East Texas $ 100,000   2007-09-012010-08-31
South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency $ 80,000   2008-09-012010-08-31
Sault Ste Marie Tribe Of Chippewa Indians $ 80,000   2008-09-012010-08-31
Helping Others In A Positive Environment Inc $ 152,000   2006-09-012008-08-31
Navajo Aids Network Inc $ 80,000   2006-09-012008-08-31
The University Of South Dakota $ 80,000   2006-09-012008-08-31
Health, Department Of $ 100,000   2006-09-012008-08-31
Sault Ste Marie Tribe Of Chippewa Indians $ 80,000   2006-09-012008-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to cover costs of: personnel; consultants; grant related office supplies and software; grant related travel (domestic only); educational, promotional and evaluation materials; and other grant related costs.

Funds shall not be used to fund direct health care services or equipment for patients (e.g.

diagnostic tests, screening equipment, treatment, etc.).

Also, funds may not be used for: building alterations or renovations, construction, screening supplies or equipment, incentives and prizes, food, fund raising activities, political education and lobbying, and other activities that are not grant related.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The applicant must be a Public College or University; a Historically Black College or University; a Hispanic Serving Institution; a Tribal College or University; a Private Non-Profit Community-Based Organization; a Native American Tribal Organization; and/or a Faith-Based Community Organization serving underserved women.

Small businesses or organizations not in an official partnership with a qualified institution are not eligible for funding under this announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Underserved women living in the Rural South; Young Women Attending Minority Institutions; Native/American Indian and Alaskan Native Women Living in Rural and Frontier Indian Country; Women Incarcerated and Newly Released Living with or at Risk for HIV/AIDS/STDs; and Women Living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will benefit from this program.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grant program ended 8/2015

Award Procedures

Grant program ended 2015.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Executive Order 42 U.S.C. 300u-2(a)(1), 300u-3, and 300u-6(e). , 42 U.S.C 300u-2(a)(1).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Grant program ended 8/2015.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Grant program ended 8/2015.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant Program ended 8/2015. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings. HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their designated authorized officials shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, sub-grantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 Not Available(Exp: no grants funded); FY 17 Estimate Not Available(Exp: no grants funded); and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Current grants ended 8/31/2015; no grants funded in FY '15, '16 or '17.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grant program ended 8/2015.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Nicole Greene OASH/Office on Women's Health 200 Independence Ave., SW Room 7-712E Washington, DC Phone: 202-690-7650.

Headquarters Office

Brenda C. Donaldson Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Brenda.Donaldson@hhs.gov Phone: (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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