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Colorado HIV/AIDS Prevention Program RFA #42352

The deadline for application submission is 5 p.m. January 16, 2024.

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Overview

The overall purpose of this Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications to support HIV prevention and education services in Colorado.

As of December 31, 2022, there were 14,903 people living with HIV in Colorado, including 428 people who were newly diagnosed with HIV in 2022. Most newly diagnosed cases were in the Denver metropolitan area and other urban population centers of Colorado. Males represented the majority of new diagnoses (84%), and 65% of new diagnoses were among individuals aged 25-44. Late-stage diagnoses, defined as AIDS diagnosis within 30 days of HIV diagnosis, made up 19% of all new diagnoses in 2022.

Further, some communities in Colorado have experienced disproportionate increases in new HIV diagnoses. Hispanic/Latinx and Black/African Americans represented 36% and 17% respectively of new HIV diagnoses in 2019, percentages disproportionate compared to the Colorado population. HIV diagnoses among women rose from 11% in 2018 to 18% in 2019 and among those, women of color and trans women were disproportionately represented. Men who have sex with men (MSM) have continued to represent the highest proportion of new diagnoses, accounting for 56% of new diagnoses in 2019. These data illuminate a clear need for community-driven, geographic- and population-focused efforts to make more effective use of the powerful HIV prevention, care, and treatment tools now available.

To address this significant public health issue, in 2006, the Colorado General Assembly enacted Colorado Revised Statutes §25-4-1402 to 25-5-1405, which created the Colorado HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (CHAPP). This program authorizes CDPHE along with a seven-member CHAPP Advisory Committee with final approval from the Colorado Board of Health (CBOH) to award grants to community organizations as well as county, district, or municipal public health agencies to address local community needs by funding medically accurate HIV prevention and education programs based on behavioral and social science theory and research. This program is funded by the Colorado state tobacco tax revenue, and managed by CDPHE’s Office of STI/HIV/Viral Hepatitis (OSHV).

Read the full RFA 
Updated 12/18/2023

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Timeline

Schedule of Activities TimelineTimeDate
RFA published on CDPHE’s STI and HIV funding opportunities webpage1 p.m.Nov. 17, 2023

Pre-application informational conference call

Register for the Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 829 0545 4230
Passcode: 12345

NoonNov. 30, 2023

Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries. Submit all inquiries by email to cdphe_sthv_contractmonitoring@state.co.us.

No questions will be accepted after this date and time.

5 p.m.Dec. 14, 2023
Answers to written inquiries and any changes to the RFA published on CDPHE’s STI and HIV funding opportunities webpage4 p.m.Dec. 4, 2023
Dec. 11, 2023
Dec. 18, 2023
Application submission deadline (one original electronic copy. The budget should be in Microsoft Excel format; all other documents should be in Adobe PDF format.)5 p.m.Jan. 16, 2024
Evaluation period, including Colorado Board of Health ApprovalN/AJan. 17 - March 31, 2024
Estimated Notification of AwardN/AApril 1, 2024
Estimated Contract Effective Date The resulting contract may be renewed for a maximum of up to 2 additional years, at the discretion of CDPHE, the CHAPP Advisory Committee, and the Board of HealthN/AJuly 1, 2024