Research Funding

Retention in Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Deadline: November 2, 2012

AIDS United and the M·A·C AIDS Fund have announced a Request for Proposals for the Retention in Care initiative, which aims to increase retention in effective HIV health care by people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly those who are living in poverty and are at risk for dropping out of care or becoming sub-optimally engaged in care.

The program will support approximately five grantees in the United States to facilitate retention in HIV health care by strengthening support and service systems and addressing barriers that affect people’s ability to consistently participate in such care.

AIDS United encourages applications that include a focus on marginalized, underserved populations that traditionally have less access to, and retention within, medical care. The organization is especially interested in funding proposals that combine retention in care efforts with intersecting areas of concern – for example, intimate partner violence, depression/mental health treatment, housing, and food security.

The RFP process will be open to any qualified applicant regardless of their funding status with AIDS United.

Total project budgets are expected to be in the range of $200,000 to $250,000 annually. Grant funds may be used for direct retention in care program expenses; personnel expenses for staff providing direct services to the clients served by this project (peer navigators, nurse practitioners, case managers, early intervention specialists, outreach workers, etc.); overall initiative coordination; project evaluation; and information systems development and implementation.

The complete Retention in Care RFP and application instructions are available at the AIDS United web site.

Link to Complete RFP; this opportunity has closed

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