In support of our community partners, the request for application (RFA) for funding is open to community-based organizations only.

RFA funding assists the statewide effort to eliminate HIV and achieve the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiatives and the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 goals. This opportunity seeks to build upon and expand an organizations’ capacity to develop and implement innovative interventions in HIV care. Funding will support new, innovative projects and initiatives that impact the Diagnose” or “Treat pillars of the EHE plan.



Eligibility

  • Any Alabama-based public or private entity with a valid EIN tax ID #, including tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations.
  • All projects/services funded by this funding initiative must take place in Alabama.
  • All projects/services must include only allowable costs.
  • All projects/services must focus on achieving at least one of the EHE pillars (Diagnose, Treat) and describe how the project will help achieve this goal.

Timeline

RFA Released:   December 5, 2019 (CFAR World AIDS Day Event)
RFA Information Session:   January 10, 2020 (Tentative)
Concept Proposal Due:   February 7, 2020
Full Application Applicants Announced:   February 21, 2020
Full Applications Due:   March 27, 2020
Awards Announced:   April 17, 2020
Funding Start:   May 1, 2020



Funding Overview


Projects designed to achieve the EHE targets in Alabama may be funded through this opportunity. The funding will have two cycles per year: Spring and Fall. Up to 3 projects are funded per cycle, with awards up to $75,000.00. All of the funding guidelines can be found here



Information sessions are offered when the RFA is released at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, located at 1221 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.  To register for an information session, click here.

VH Library

Concept Proposals


To apply for RFA funding, please submit the following information as a single combined PDF not to exceed three pages in length. Applicants must submit concept proposals following the instructions below. 

1.) Project Description
2.) Project Impact toward EHE pillars (Learn more: https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/ending-the-hivepidemic/overview)
3.) Anticipated project expenses

Note: Proposals must conform to Ryan White Part C cost standards

Full Application


Organizations whose concepts are selected will be invited to submit a Full Application. Please carefully review all of the criteria here before submitting a full application. To review the application scoring rubric, click here.

Budget Guidelines


Budgets should be developed in a fashion that details appropriate, allowable and justifiable expenses for a one-year period. Additional project budget years will be evaluated based on progress updates as requested. To see an exmaple of a budget template, click here