Urgent Notice Of Joint HOPWA/Ryan White SPNS Competitions For New "HIV Multiple Diagnoses Initiative"
February 28, 1996
HUD and HHS have published separate notices in today's Federal Register (2/28/96) , announcing a new joint initiative for multiply-diagnosed homeless persons who are living with HIV/AIDS and have chronic alcohol and/or other drug abuse problems and/or serious mental illness. This new HIV Multiple-Diagnoses Initiative will be funded through the FY '96 competitive grants process for the Special Projects of National Significance portion of HOPWA and the Special Projects of National Significance component of the Ryan White CARE Act.
States, local governments, and non-profit organizations may apply for HOPWA competitive grants, which can be used for housing assistance and supportive services for the target population. For more information or to obtain a copy of the application package, contact your HUD field office, or call the Community Connections information center at 1-800-998-9999 or by internet at gopher://amcon.aspensys.com:75/11/funding. Deadline for applications: May 21, 1996 Midnight EST.
Public and non-profit private entities, including community-based organizations, may apply for RW SPNS grants to develop and evaluate programs integrating medical, substance abuse, and mental health services in residential facilities or home health care agencies. Additionally, HHS will fund an Evaluation Technical Assistance Center which will undertake national and multi-site evaluations of projects funded under this joint initiative and will provide assessment and technical support for those projects that request program development support. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the application package, contact Neal Meyerson, Grants Management Branch, HRSA telephone # (301) 443-2280 fax # (301) 594-6096. Deadline for applications: May 28, 1996 COB.
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This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.