amfAR, “The Foundation for AIDS Research,” is seeking grant applicants for a funding opportunity of up to $70,000. The grant is intended to support state or local level efforts addressing HIV and/or hepatitis C in the context of the opioid crisis. Eligible organizations include health departments, substance use disorder treatment providers, organizations/networks that represent people who inject drugs, AIDS service organizations, hepatitis advocacy organizations, federally qualified health centers or other health-focused community centers, and academic institutions. Successful applications will incorporate the use of amfAR’s Opioid & Health Indicators Database into proposed projects. amfAR’s database is a free web platform designed to support communities, lawmakers, and advocates in making informed decisions about the opioid epidemic and its impact on HIV and hepatitis C. amfAR will consider projects focusing on the following interest areas (listed in order of priority):
- To identify and address gaps in health care delivery for individuals diagnosed with or at risk for HIV and/or hepatitis C in the context of a local opioid epidemic.
- To identify and work to amend policies that exacerbate the risk for HIV or hepatitis C in the context of a local opioid epidemic.
- To identify and address gaps in the availability of harm reduction and other prevention services in areas at high epidemiological risk for an HIV or hepatitis C outbreak.
- To increase awareness of amfAR’s Opioid & Health Indicators Database and encourage use of the database as a resource for local health officials, advocates, and policy makers.
Prospective applicants must register by 3:00 pm ET on September 12, 2017 and submit their concept paper by 3:00 pm ET on September 14, 2017. Click here to view the full request for proposals, including registration/application instructions.