AIDS Education and Training Centers have been funded to provide national coverage of education and training for health care providers who care for HIV infected patients.
The grant recipients have been universities and institutions of higher education and are primarily located in areas with a high incidence of HIV/AIDS and within medically underserved areas.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
15 noncompetitive awards were made in FY 07. AETCs are providing AIDS education and training to approximately 120,000 health care providers each year. For FY 07 and FY 08, the emphasis of the AETCs is to provide hands on clinical training in the medical care of HIV infected patients and training on the use of highly active antiretrovial therapy. In FY 08, it is anticipated that 15 noncompetitive awards will be made.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants will be awarded for the establishment of AIDS Education and Training Centers.
Eligible entities include public and nonprofit private entities and schools and academic health science centers.
Eligible organizations are public and nonprofit private entities and schools and academic health sciences centers, including faith-based and community-based organizations.
Applicants must have extensive experience in the field of health professional training and adult learning, HIV disease and disease management, and program administration and monitoring.
Applicants that fail to show experience in all three areas will not be considered.
Primary health care personnel.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office of official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.
The review of applications is carried out by an ad hoc committee of experts in AIDS Education and Training and members of the staff of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Applications are reviewed for merit and are recommended for approval or disapproval. Final decisions are made by the Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau.
Public Health Service Act, Title XXVI, Part F, Subpart II, Public Law 106-345; Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 6 months.
Annual noncompetitive, competitive awards typically are for 5 years.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are typcially awarded for a 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual program reports, OMB-approved data reports, and special reports (if any) are required.
In addition, a Financial Status Report is to be submitted within 90 days after the close of each budget period and a final Financial Status Report is required 90 days following the end of the project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
(Grants) FY 07 $33,177,624; FY 08 $32,528,024; and FY 09 est $28,700,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$450,000 to $5,120,000; $2,327,356.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.
Regional or Local Office
Steven R. Young, M.S.P.H., Director, Division of Training and Technical Assistance/AIDS ETCs, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 7-29, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5761 or Fax: (301) 594-2835.
Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch: (301) 443-2385; Research and Training Branch: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch: (301) 443-3288.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
In making grants, the Secretary shall give preference to qualified projects which will -- (A) train, or result in the training of health professionals who will provide treatment for minority individuals with HIV/AIDS and other individuals who are at high risk of contracting such disease; (B) train, or result in the training of minority health professionals and minority allied health professions to provide treatment for individuals with such disease; and (C) train or result in the training of health professionals and allied health professionals to provide treatment for hepatitis B or C co-infected individuals. The acronym HIV stands for "human immunodeficiency virus", the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).