July 22, 2015

NYSDOH has announced two grant opportunities to address the impact of HIV/STD/HCV in New York State: “Component A: HIV/STD/HCV Prevention and Related Services for Young Gay Men and Young Men who have Sex with Men with a Focus on Communities of Color,” and “Component B: HIV/STD/HCV Prevention and Related Services for Young People through the use of Youth Health Advocates.” These grants will funds to implement proven high impact strategies to provide prevention, treatment, and education services to high-risk populations. These grants are due on 8/25/15.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, counties, government entities, and Article 28 licensed facilities. Applicants can apply for one or both components, and a separate application must be submitted for each.

Component A will fund a comprehensive range of HIV/STD/HCV prevention interventions and related services, such as testing, medical care, access to information, and PrEP linkage and services, to the stated target populations. Up to $200,000 per year will be provided for 5 years. Each of 12 regions in the state has been allotted an expected number of awards, from 0-2.

Component B will fund the training and utilization of 6-10 youth health advocates, ages 13-24, who will engage with and encourage young people who are at highest risk for HIV/STD/HCV infection to seek treatment, care, and prevention services. Up to $200,000 per year will be provided for 5 years. There will be 2-4 awards in New York City, and 2-4 awards throughout the rest of the state.

These programs require process and outcome evaluation, and data monitoring. Via Evaluation can help you complete the required evaluation plan, and can also conduct a needs assessment to inform the statement of need. Via Evaluation can also write the full proposal. To learn more, contact Gary Ciurczak at (716) 362-0627 or send us an email.

Complete information can be found here.