Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions for Key and Priority Populations in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 21st, 2023
Close Date
February 5th, 2024
Total Funding
$0.00
Award Ceiling
$0.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
CDC-RFA-GH-24-0098

Agency

Centers for Disease Control - CGH (HHS-CDC-CGH)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Health

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Centers for Disease Control - CGH is seeking to implement evidence-based prevention interventions for key and priority populations in the Republic of Rwanda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This opportunity falls under the category of Health and is a Cooperative Agreement. The grant aims to achieve Rwanda's strategic plan goal of reducing new HIV infections by 15% by targeting key populations such as female and male sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people (TG), and other emerging key populations. The grant will focus on providing outreach services, community-based peer education, and linkage to a comprehensive package of biomedical HIV prevention services including HIV testing services (HTS), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), and HIV care with same-day initiation. The grant also aims to address stigma, discrimination, and gender-based violence faced by key and priority populations. Monitoring and evaluation components will be included to track progress on achieving project outcomes. The close date for electronically submitted applications is February 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET. For more information, contact Emily Dale at pepfarfoas@cdc.gov.

Description

The Award Ceiling for Year 1 is 0 (none). CDC anticipates an Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding amount of $1,900,000 for Year 1, subject to the availability of funds.To achieve the Rwandan strategic plan’s 2027 goal of reducing new HIV infections by 15%, implementation of evidence-based HIV prevention activities among key populations (KP) targeted in Rwanda (e.g., female and male sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people (TG), and other emerging KP) is essential. This NOFO builds on past activities targeting KP and priority populations (PP) by focusing on PP closely related to KP (e.g., sexual partners of female and male sex workers, social networks of KPs, and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)).The NOFO will focus on outreach services to KP/PP, provision of community-based peer education, and linkage to a comprehensive package of biomedical HIV prevention services (e.g., HIV testing services (HTS), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)), linkage to HIV care with same-day initiation, follow-up of KP who are HIV positive, and viral load suppression (VLS) as indicated in Rwanda’s HIV Guidelines. The NOFO is expected to support the provision of tailored KP-competent services through a combination of service delivery models. The NOFO also aims to reduce stigma and discrimination and to address gender-based violence (GBV) issues faced by KP/ PP. Key monitoring and evaluation (M&E) components will include routine program monitoring to track the progress on achieving the project period outcomes.

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Title
Type
Grant