Increase Access to Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Services in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Funding Opportunity ID: 326670
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-15210501SUPP20
Opportunity Title: Increase Access to Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Services in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.067
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operational Plan (COP 2020) notional budget for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was provided as part of the annual program level letter and COP20 planning process. As part of annual PEPFAR guidance, COP20 outlines a process for furthering the programmatic progress and achievements towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 HIV goal to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. PEPFAR country programs were encouraged to apply for additional funding if they demonstrated ability to set and achieve ambitious targets, particularly for the care and treatment portion of their programs. The conditions of this funding include that the awardee must be an existing partner, not a new partner in COP20 and the implementing partners must be amongst the highest performing partners with demonstrated evidence that they are addressing critical gaps within the program. The CDC/DRC team applied for and received recommendation for approval for Ambition Funding. The reason for requesting this program expansion supplement is to support an existing implementing partner, ICAP, by offering an expansion of time with additional funding. By approving this program-initiated expansion supplement, CDC/DRC will be able to go beyond the notional targets set in COP20, by continuing ICAP’s ongoing implementation in order to exceed notional level targets with ambitious targets. Activities for which ICAP qualifies for Ambition Funding include: Activity 1: Ensuring men are diagnosed, treated early and virally suppressed. ICAP’s overall achievement was 107% of FY19 targets for reaching men (HIV_TST_POS men) in Haut Katanga and Kinshasa. In both geographic areas ICAP successfully reached men primarily using index testing. Activity 2: Ensuring all children are diagnosed and are on the best treatment regimens and virally suppressed. Reaching more kids in Haut Katanga and Kinshasa will be done through family tree and index testing dashboards, putting in place a tracking system, and scaling up adolescent support groups for disclosure. ICAP has proven success in reaching pediatric populations and 15-35 year old men and women.
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-CGH
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – CGH
Posted Date: May 01, 2020
Close Date: Jun 01, 2020 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: May 01, 2020
Award Ceiling: $12,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The goal and objectives of the program is to solicit comprehensive and cost-effective technical assistance, capacity building and program implementation expertise for PEPFAR and Global Fund-supported global health activities (with emphasis on but not limited to HIV/AIDS) in the five programmatic areas listed under the purpose section of this FOA. This announcement will also support Global Fund implementing partners in assessing HIV service delivery and will develop technical assistance plans and strategies. This FOA will not provide direct program implementation. Rather, it will provide technical assistance support to PEPFAR and Global Fund implementing partners engaged in program implementation and scale-up activities. This FOA will support HHS/CDC’s efforts to provide high-quality, targeted technical assistance to ensure that the PEPFAR and Global Fund-supported countries have the capacity and necessary technical expertise to assume responsibility for service delivery and adequately respond to their HIV epidemics. While this announcement will address several of the overall program goals and objectives, it will primarily focus on five critical PEPFAR-supported technical areas. Applicants are expected to respond to one or more of the following program areas: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT); HIV Care and Treatment Clinical Services for adults and children; HIV Pediatric Care and Treatment (PEDs); Surveillance and Strategic Information (SI); and Laboratory
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