Minority HIV Research Initiative (MARI) to Support Epidemiologic and Implementation Science Research in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities Disproportionately Affected by HIV and Build Research Capacity Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support promising epidemiologic and implementation science research in racial/ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV while strengthening the capacity for conducting such research among investigators working in these



The NOFO supports Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s (CDC's) goals to promote health and reduce disease and disability by funding research that has the potential to result in high public health impact.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA

Estimated Funding: $10,500,000

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All applicants are required to complete Appendix B, EOI Eligibility Certification and submit as a part of the application.

Training Component - Education and Outreach Tester Training (EOI-TT) Amount Available – $250,000 Applicant Eligibility – QFHOs, other FHOs, and other nonprofit organizations representing groups of persons protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, agencies of State or local governments and agencies certified by the Secretary under section 810(f) of the Fair Housing Act or other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

Project Period – 12-18 months Award Caps – Up to $250,000 Eligible Activities – Applicants may propose to develop and implement a comprehensive and on-going tester training program for testers working for organizations participating in HUD’s FHIP PEI and the FHOI .

The training must contain either or both basic (general) and advanced (complex) tester training courses.

Eligible activities will also include on-going efforts to evaluate training quality and impact and assess the need for additional training.

An applicant may propose to provide tester training in one or more of the training topics listed below: 1.General or Basic Tester Training (rental and sales) – Teach testers the principles and applications of testing including audit testing, telephone testing, systemic testing and internet/email testing.

Review the skills and tools needed to be an effective tester.

Provide an overview of the history of testing and the housing industry from a national perspective, as well as information about audit testing, telephone testing, systemic testing and internet/email testing.


Advanced or Complex Tester Training (lending and insurance) – Teach testers the principles and applications of lending/insurance testing.

Review the skills and tools needed to be an effective tester.

Provide an overview of the history of testing in the lending and insurance markets, the mortgage and insurance industry, as well as information about audit and systemic testing.

Both General and Advanced Tester Training should also include: Role of Testers/Tester Profiles Preparing for the Tests (test assignments and costs of tests) Performing the Tests Following the tests Test Forms Used Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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