The deadline to apply for funding through the Using Innovative Intervention Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes Among People With HIV, or 2iS, initiative has been extended to March 11, 2022, at 6 p.m. EST.
Awards of up to $190,000 annually are now available to Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs to support the use of innovative interventions to improve health outcomes among people living with HIV.
Funding is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau. The Fenway Institute, in partnership with AIDS United, will serve as the Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance for this initiative.
The goal of 2iS is:
- To apply the HRSA HAB implementation science framework to identify innovative intervention strategies.
- Pilot test the intervention strategies at up to 20 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded recipient organizations.
- Provide technical assistance to support implementation at the sites.
- Develop accessible dissemination products to promote the replication and scale-up of successful intervention strategies in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and other HIV service organizations nationally.
The intervention strategies will focus on four areas: people with substance use disorders; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and all sexual and gender minority youth; people who are or have been justice-involved; and using telehealth services for people living with HIV.
Sites must be currently-funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients or sub-recipients providing direct services, including sites providing core medical services and/or support services directly to clients.
In addition, eligible sites:
- Must not currently be implementing the same or a similar intervention strategy as the one selected under this RFP for funding.
- Must have an in-house outpatient ambulatory health services or demonstrate via memorandum of understanding a preexisting relationship with an outpatient ambulatory health services site that will be able to collect and report client medical record data, including demographic characteristics, dates of primary HIV care visits, prescription of ART, and dates and results of viral load tests.
How to apply
- The full RFP text, including information on each intervention strategy, can be accessed here.
- Completed RFPs must be submitted by 6 p.m. EST on March 11, 2022, in the AIDS United grantee portal. Access the grantee portal and applicant guidance here.
- On Dec. 9, AIDS United convened an optional webinar to provide clarification about the RFP and essential application submission tips. View the recording here.
- Have questions? Contact Joseph Stango at firstname.lastname@example.org.