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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: Capacity Development Program


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Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2024




Provides funding to support and enhance infrastructure development and capacity building efforts to address the changing healthcare landscape and increase access to high-quality HIV primary healthcare services for individuals with low-income and underserved populations, including those in rural areas.

Applicants can select 1 activity under the selected category:

  • HIV Care Innovation activities include:
    • Streamlining RWHAP eligibility
    • Inclusive care for underrepresented communities with disproportionately high rates of HIV
    • Screening and counseling for intimate partner violence
    • HIV primary care coordinator or integration with oral health and/behavioral healthcare services
  • Infrastructure Development activities include:
    • Emergency preparedness
    • Telehealth
    • Dental office equipment for expanding dental services capacity

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $150,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: Up to 60
Estimated total program funding: $9,000,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Public and private, nonprofit entities
  • Community-based organizations
  • Tribes and tribal organizations

Foreign entities are not eligible to apply under this funding opportunity.

Applicants can request a funding preference by demonstrating that they meet the criteria for 1 of the qualifications below:

  • Qualification 1 - Rural Areas: Recipients are defined as rural if part or all of their services area or the main organization address is in a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) designated rural area. FORHP classifies all non-metropolitan counties, as designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Use the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer to determine whether a county or specific address is designated as rural for this funding opportunity.
  • Qualification 2 - Underserved Populations: Must demonstrate that the proposal will provide HIV primary care services to underserved populations, which can include communities and affected subpopulations that that do not have access to adequate HIV primary care services.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment

Application Process

Application requirements, instructions, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar recording and slides


For questions related to business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Bria Haley

For programmatic or technical questions:
Brian Fitzsimmons

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

One rural organization that received funding is Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, Maine

Topics This Program Addresses

Emergency Planning • Healthcare Workforce • Infectious Diseases • Infrastructure • Mental Health • Opioids • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology