Funding Opportunity Announcement for STD Prevention in American Indian/Alaska Native Populations

Deadline has been Extended to Friday, December 13, 2013AAIP_Logomain1

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of American Indian Physicians is seeking to partner with American Indian/Alaska Native Health Organizations (e.g. tribal governments, AI/AN health and service organizations, and Indian Health Boards) to utilize a social determinant of health framework to develop culturally competent, client-centered and community-based interventions to prevent and control sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescents and men who have sex with men.

Eligible applicants include: American Indian and Alaskan Native Tribal Governments, 501c3 AI/AN Health and Service Organizations and Indian Health Boards.

The funding range is $40,000 to $125,000 with a minimum of one organization to a maximum of three organizations receiving sub-contracts. One to three subcontractors will be selected based on scores.

The project period will be for six months, commencing January 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2014.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to reduce Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) disparities among American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations in the United States.

The FOA will require the applicant to respond to all eligibility criteria:

1)    Identification of a community engagement plan to engage affected AI/AN. (5 points)

2)    Identification of target populations that includes adolescents and men who have sex with men and their needs related to STD prevention and control. (10 points)

3)    Identification of intervention strategies from the Community Guide ‘recommended’ strategies related to STD/HIV prevention for adolescents and men who have sex with men and adopted to be culturally competent. (10 points)

4)    Work plan with activities, timeline, outputs, and outcomes to support the development and implementation of culturally competent, client-centered and community-based interventions to prevent and control STDs at the individual, community and/or structural levels. (30 points)

5)    Work with the Association of American Indian Physicians to evaluate projects and collect project results including lessons learned and emerging best practices. (10 points)

6)    Inclusion of culturally tailored approaches to fit needs of AI/AN intervention population. (10 points)

7)    Willingness to work with the Association of American Indian Physicians, CDC, OSTLTS, and other sub-contract partners and provide timely reports. (5 points)

8)    Organizational history and experience in STD prevention, control, sub-contracts and current staff in place for project. (15 points)

9)    Detailed project budget that reflects work plan (5 points)

*Notice of Funding Restrictions: Awardees may not use funds for research, clinical care, lobbying activities, construction or the purchase of furniture/equipment.

Once the proposals have been received, the Association of American Indian Physicians staff will first review to check that all eligibility criteria have been met. AAIP executive director and staff will review those applications that respond to all eligibility criteria and will rate them based on the standard scoring criteria listed next to each eligibility criteria above.

Prior to awarding, applications will be forwarded of those recommended for funding to the CDC for approval. The amount of funding awarded to sub-contractor will be based on the amount requested in application and impact and reach of intervention activities.

Please email to proposals to Echo Duerksen at eduerksen@aaip.org

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