Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

NIH CFAR/ARC Administrative Supplement Opportunity: Strategic Partnerships to End the HIV Epidemic in America’s Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

We are pleased to announce the availability of FY19 supplemental funding recently awarded under the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary to currently funded and eligible CFARs and ARCs.  The projects funded under this Minority HIV/AIDS Fund opportunity will support the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative and must be focused on reducing new HIV infections, improving HIV-related outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities for racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV. These supplements are in support of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EtHE) initiative. 

The Minority HIV/AIDS Funds will support one-year pilot and formative studies to prepare for implementation science research proposals to understand how to best deliver evidence-based interventions and services for these targeted health disparity populations by addressing one or more of the four pillars of the EtHE initiative. It is expected that by the end of the planning project the team of CFAR/ARC investigators and local partners will have identified and designed a targeted implementation science project that will support the local plan. The proposal should demonstrate an understanding of dissemination and implementation research principles, including the use of implementation research models, theories and conceptual frameworks of the implementation process. The proposal must also be locally relevant in one or more of the identified highest burden areas in the nation, specifically in racial and ethnic minority communities.

The key aspects of this funding opportunity are:

  •  Applications may be submitted for up to one year with maximum funding per application of up to $100,000 Direct Costs
  • Applications must include local partners as described in the announcement
  • Projects must address one or more of the four key pillars: Diagnose, Treat, Protect, and Respond
  • Projects must be targeted to the racial and ethnic populations disproportionately affected by HIV in the identified locations
  • Projects that are a continuation of previously funded CFAR/ARC supplements or funded NIH applications that do not address new specific aims are not eligible for funding under this announcement

Applications must align with the NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities (NOT-OD-15-137), the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund and the EtHE initiative. 

Please see the Supplement Announcement for full details on the award description and application instructions. 

Please submit a one page Letter of Intent describing your proposal and how it meets the RFA to CFAR@jhmi.edu no later than May 17th The CFAR Developmental Core and Executive Committee will select one project to be developed into a full proposal for submission to the NIH, due June 14th

The CFAR Grant Development and Implementation Toolkit is available online. It is a great resource that is designed to assist in the completion of HIV related grant submissions and to support the implementation of awarded grants. Click here to access the toolkit.

Any questions about the awards or the application process can be directed to cfar@jhmi.edu.