Improving Mental Health and Engagement in Care Among People with HIV: Implementation and Technical Assistance Provider (ITAP)

Active
Yes
Status
Forecasted
Estimated Post Date
December 6th, 2024
Estimated Close Date
February 10th, 2025
Total Funding
$2,250,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
HRSA-25-058

Agency

Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS-HRSA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Health

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Health Resources and Services Administration is forecasting a federal grant opportunity titled "Improving Mental Health and Engagement in Care Among People with HIV: Implementation and Technical Assistance Provider (ITAP)". This cooperative agreement aims to adapt behavioral health evidence-based interventions for individuals with co-occurring HIV and mental health conditions who are out of care or facing barriers to staying in care. The grant will fund one Implementation and Technical Assistance Provider (ITAP), up to ten implementation sites, and one Evaluation Provider (EP). The ITAP will collaborate with the EP to identify and implement behavioral health interventions, provide technical assistance to the implementation sites, and develop a communications and dissemination plan. The funded EP will conduct a multi-site evaluation of the project and disseminate best practices. Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under RWHAP Parts A through F of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, including tribes and tribal organizations. The estimated total program funding is $2,250,000, and one award is expected to be granted. The synopsis post date is estimated to be December 6, 2024, with a closing date of February 10, 2025. The project is anticipated to start on August 1, 2025. For more information, contact Marlene Matosky at MMatosky@hrsa.gov or (301)443-0798.

Description

The proposed initiative will use an implementation science approach to adapt behavioral health evidence-based interventions for people with co-occurring HIV and mental health conditions with needs that have not been well met by traditional approaches. This project prioritizes the needs of people with co-occurring HIV and mental health conditions who are out of care or experiencing serious barriers to staying in care. In addition, this project aligns with the HIV/AIDS Bureau’s new Quality of Life (QoL) Framework , presenting as an exciting opportunity to test the framework in the context of evidence-based interventions aimed at improving physical, emotional, and social QOL. The proposed initiative is comprised of one Implementation and Technical Assistance Provider (ITAP), up to ten implementation sites—subcontracted by the ITAP, and one Evaluation Provider (EP)—funded as a separate project proposal. The funded ITAP will lead a collaborative effort with the concurrently funded EP to identify behavioral health evidence-based interventions to be adapted and implemented by the implementation sites. The ITAP will be responsible for subcontracting with and providing implementation-specific technical assistance for the implementation sites. The ITAP will also lead the development and implementation of a communications and dissemination plan for the initiative. The ITAP and subcontracted implementation sites will work collaboratively with the funded EP that will lead a multi-site evaluation of the project and comprehensive dissemination of best practices.

Contact Information

PrimaryMarlene Matosky
(301) 443-0798
MMatosky@hrsa.gov

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