Funding: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcement

May 12, 2020


The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program (HRSA-20-105). HRSA plans to award approximately 10 grants to rural communities as part of this funding opportunity.

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In 2019, the Trump Administration unveiled the ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America’ to end the HIV Epidemic in the United States within 10 years. To support this initiative, HRSA FORHP has released the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning program NOFO. Successful Rural HIV/AIDS Planning program award recipients will receive $100,000 for a one-year period of performance to expand delivery of HIV health care services in rural communities. Through the planning of formal integrated rural HIV health care networks, award recipients will address community HIV needs and challenges through innovative projects that align with the ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America’ Four-Key Strategies.

Rural public, rural nonprofit private health care provider organizations, located in a rural county or eligible rural census tract are eligible to apply. Eligible organizations and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas (as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer) within the seven states with a substantial rural HIV burden. These states are Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

The applicant organization should plan and develop an integrated rural HIV health network, specifically with network participants who do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts.

Visit to review the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning NOFO and apply.

A webinar for applicants is scheduled on May 21, from 12:00  PM – 1:00 PM Central. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.

For more information about this funding opportunity, contact the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

To learn more about ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America’, visit: