Street Medicine Interventions for People with HIV who are Unsheltered - Capacity Building Provider

Active
Yes
Status
Forecasted
Estimated Post Date
December 18th, 2024
Estimated Close Date
March 7th, 2025
Total Funding
$1,250,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
HRSA-25-055

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 "Street Medicine Interventions for People with HIV who are Unsheltered - Capacity Building Provider". This grant aims to adapt, document, and evaluate street medicine interventions for people with HIV. Street medicine refers to the provision of health services in unsheltered environments, such as streets, under bridges, and in woods, where unhoused individuals reside. The goal is to improve the health and quality of life for people with HIV. The grant will fund one capacity building provider to deliver implementation technical assistance to 13 demonstration sites. The provider will assist sites in documenting and adapting interventions to achieve better outcomes and client engagement. Technical assistance will be provided on an individual and group basis to tailor the support and facilitate knowledge sharing among the demonstration sites. The estimated total program funding is $1,250,000, and one award is expected to be granted. Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under RWHAP Parts A through F of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act. The estimated project start date is September 1, 2025. For more information, contact Marlene Matosky at MMatosky@hrsa.gov or (301)443-0798.

Description

This initiative will use an implementation science (IS) approach to adapt, document, and evaluate street medicine interventions for people with HIV. Street medicine is the provision of health services in unsheltered environments (such as streets, under bridges, in woods) where unhoused people are living. This emerging field of medicine and public health holds much promise to improve the health and quality of life of people with HIV. There is a need to understand core program components, strategies to scale interventions, implementation within the context of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), and sustainable interventions in communities with variable amounts of resources. The initiative will consist of one capacity building provider, one evaluation provider, and 13 demonstration sites (all funded under separate notices of funding opportunity). DPD will assemble a HAB workgroup to advise on the development of the NOFO and implementation. This funding opportunity announcement will solicit applications to fund one capacity building provider to deliver implementation technical assistance to the demonstration sites. The provider will assist sites with documenting their interventions and adapting the interventions to achieve better outcomes and client engagement. Technical assistance will occur one-on-one and in group settings to allow for both tailoring the technical assistance and sharing experiences across the demonstration sites.

Contact Information

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

Opportunity Lifecycle

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