Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative, COVID-19 Provider Funding, and more

A Newsletter from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

 September 16, 2021

HHS Awards Over $48 Million to Health Centers for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded over $48 million to 271 HRSA-supported health centers across 26 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to expand HIV prevention and treatment, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) related services, outreach, and care coordination.

This investment is part of HHS’ Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 90 percent by 2030. This funding will expand HIV prevention services that decrease the risk of HIV transmission in counties, territories, and states prioritized due to substantial HIV diagnosis. These awards will build upon fiscal year (FY) 2020 HRSA Health Center Program EHE awards by funding additional health centers in the EHE priority jurisdictions.

Read the release.

HHS Announces the Availability of $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding

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Combined application for American Rescue Plan rural funding and Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 will open on September 29

September 10 - The Biden-Harris Administration announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is making $25.5 billion in new funding available for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare patients, and an additional $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic.

Read the release.

Biden-Harris Administration Awards Over $5 Million to Expand Services at HRSA's Health Center Program School-Based Service Sites

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HRSA's Health Center Program school-based service sites connect underserved children, adolescents, and their families to quality, affordable health care

September 9 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $5 million to 27 HRSA-funded health centers to expand services at new or existing Health Center Program service delivery sites located at or on the grounds of a school. The awards were made through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Read the release.

HRSA Hosts Second Introductory Webinar on the New RWHAP Compass Dashboard: September 16

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Our HIV/AIDS Bureau will host a second webinar on September 16, 3-4 p.m. ET to highlight the release of the new Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Compass Dashboard

The RWHAP Compass Dashboard, which was released last month, is a user-friendly, interactive data tool to visualize the reach and impact of the RWHAP and outcomes among clients served.

The webinar will provide participants an opportunity to learn more about the data included in the Compass Dashboard, explore key features, and gain insight on how to use the RWHAP Compass Dashboard in your work. The webinar will be followed by a question and answer session. Registration is required.

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: September 18

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On September 18, our Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program will recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This awareness day brings attention to the growing number of people living long and full lives with HIV, and to their health and social needs.

In 2019, 46.8% of RWHAP clients were aged 50 and older, an increase from 31.6% in 2010. Among RWHAP clients aged 50 and older receiving HIV medical care, 90.9% percent were virally suppressed in 2019, which is higher than the RWHAP national average of 88.1%.

View resources for healthcare team members providing care to older adults with HIV.

2021 Annual Telehealth Launchpad: Refueling for Sustainability Conference

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Join our Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) Region 1, Boston regional office, at the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center’s 2021 Annual Telehealth Launchpad: Refueling for Sustainability Conference.

The September 23-24 conference will be held in-person in Manchester, NH, and online. Presenters and stakeholders from across the eight-state Northeast Telehealth Resource Center region (New England, New Jersey, and New York) will share telehealth best practices and innovations, and identify opportunities to advance telehealth. 

Our IEA staff will discuss regional use cases to highlight avenues for telehealth integration, and will share HRSA resources and available opportunities to increase healthcare access by advancing telehealth.

CME and CEU credits will be available for accredited sessions.

Register to attend.

Release of the 2020 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) Data: October 4

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Mark your calendars to access the latest 2020 data from the NSCH. This is the largest national and state‐level survey on the health and well‐being of children, their families, and their communities. The survey provides data on a range of factors such as:

  • prevalence and impact of special health care needs
  • healthcare quality and access
  • physical and mental health
  • adverse childhood experiences  

Our Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funds and directs this survey. In 2016, we redesigned the survey and now have five years of data to support research, program and policy development, and evaluation efforts. Contact MCHB for more information.

HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence

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The HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence 2017-2020 Summary Report is now available.

The report:

  • summarizes strategy implementation
  • highlights sustainable elements
  • shares potential implications of successful implementation of the agency-wide strategy

Contact us with feedback.

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  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Sickle Cell Month
  • Newborn Screening Awareness Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Month and Week (5-11)
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (18)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 – 10/15)

Funding Opportunities


Health Centers

Service Area Competition (HRSA-22-006) - apply by October 4

Service Area Competition-Additional Areas: Colebrook, NH and San Juan, PR - apply by October 25

Service Area Competition (HRSA-22-007) - apply by November 1

Health Workforce

Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Health Professional Workforce (PRMHW) - apply by September 20

Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program - apply by September 20

Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Technical Assistance Center (HPSWRTAC) - apply by September 20

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program - apply by September 21

Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Physician Assistant Rural Training (PCTE-PAR) Program - apply by December 9


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program - apply by October 6

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funds (ERF) - apply by October 25

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program HIV Care Grant Program – Part B States/Territories Formula and AIDS Drug Assistance Program Formula and ADAP Supplemental Awards  - apply by November 8

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program Training and Technical Assistance - apply by November 22

Maternal and Child Health

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Innovation Award – General Data/Technology Innovations (Track One) - apply by November 26

ARP Act Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Innovation Award – COVID-19 Related Data/Technology Innovations (Track Two) - apply by November 26

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Rural Veterans Health Access Program - apply by December 10

View All Funding Opportunities