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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program - New Geographic Service Areas


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Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2018

Sponsoring Organization



Provides funding to support comprehensive primary healthcare and support services in an outpatient setting for low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations living with HIV in new geographic service areas. Aims to support four national goals to help end the HIV epidemic, that include:

  • Decreasing new HIV infections
  • Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV
  • Reducing HIV-related health disparities and inequities
  • Achieving a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic

Proposals must also provide the following activities:

  • HIV-related counseling
  • Targeted HIV testing
  • Medical evaluation, clinical care, and diagnostic services
  • Therapeutic practices to prevent and treat the deterioration of the immune system, and to prevent and treat other conditions brought on by HIV/AIDS
  • Referral services to healthcare providers and support services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 15
Estimated total program funding: $4,500,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include public and non-profit private entities that are:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Grantees under section 1001 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, regarding family planning, other than states
  • Comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic and treatment centers
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Health facilities operated by or pursuant to a contract with the Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Community-based organizations, clinics, hospitals, and other health facilities that provide early intervention services to those persons infected with HIV/AIDS through intravenous drug use
  • Nonprofit private entities that provide comprehensive primary care services to populations at risk of HIV/AIDS, including faith-based and community-based organizations

Applicants can request a funding preference. Funding preference will be granted to any qualified applicant that justifies their qualification for the funding preference by demonstrating that they meet the criteria for preference(s) as follows:

  • Qualification 1: Increased burden by providing information and documentation to answer all of the following questions:
    • Number of HIV/AIDS cases
    • Rate of increase of HIV/AIDS cases
    • Number and rate of increase of cases of sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, drug abuse, and co-infection with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B or C
    • Lack of availability of primary health providers
    • Distance between the applicant's service area and the nearest community that has an adequate level of availability of appropriate HIV-related services, and the length of time required for patients to travel that distance
  • Qualification 2: Rural areas defined as areas that are not designated as metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). MSAs, defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), must include one city with 50,000 or more residents. The U.S. Census Bureau defines MSAs as urbanized areas with at least 50,000 or more residents and a total MSA population of at least 100,000. Rural communities may exist within the broad geographic boundaries of MSAs. Use the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer to determine whether a county or specific address is designated as rural for this funding opportunity.
  • Qualification 3: Underserved areas must demonstrate that the service area has gaps in the provision of HIV early intervention services.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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


For programmatic or technical questions:
Hanna Endale

For questions related to business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Adejumoke Oladele

Topics This Program Addresses

Health and Wellness • Healthcare Facilities • Infectious Diseases • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment