How to Get Funding
Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS
Each year, the Federal government commits significant resources to the fight against HIV/AIDS. To increase the reach and effectiveness of HIV/AIDS programs, non-Federal entities and researchers may receive Federal funds in the form of direct grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to support medical research and to expand HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and treatment programs. Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.
Funding Agencies and Programs—HHS
Agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are the major Federal funding sources for domestic HIV/AIDS programs. Numerous HHS agencies and offices provide support for HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and research:
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
The HIV/AIDS Programs: Caring for the Underserved
HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides Federal funding for care for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS.
Grants: Open Opportunities
Grant-seekers can find, apply, review, and manage grants available through HRSA.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
You can find information on SAMHSA’s new grant opportunities and apply online.
Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
How to Apply for Grants: Funding Opportunities
Faith-based and community-based organizations can find links to current HHS funding and find resources if they are interested in partnering with the Federal government to provide services.
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
You can find grant information from OMH, which seeks to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations by addressing health disparities.
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
You can find information on ACF’s grants that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Guide for Grants and Contracts
Grant-seekers can find information on NIH’s medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)–Grants and Funding
You can find links to information on NLM’s grants and fellowships to organizations and individuals.
Office of Extramural Research
Grant-seekers can find links to information on applying for NIH grants and funding, including forms and deadlines. Individuals can also search for funding opportunities and notices.
New and Early Stage Investigator Policies
NIH is dedicated to identifying and attracting new investigators to bring fresh ideas and technologies to existing biomedical research problems. This program offers support for new researchers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Procurement and Grants Office
Each year, CDC awards approximately $7 billion in over 14,000 separate grant and contract actions. This resource provides information on those grants and contracts.
National Prevention Information Network: New Funding Announcements
Every Friday afternoon, NPIN posts new funding opportunities available for community-based HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB service organizations, including eligibility requirements, application processes, and deadlines.
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
This page helps visitors find updated information on HIV prevention funding opportunities from CDC and other federal agencies. There is also information on CDC funding allocations, guidelines on AIDS-related written materials and links to both governmental and non-governmental funding databases.
Other Federal Resources
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
HIV/AIDS: Grants and Contracts
USAID works in 100 developing countries in partnership with other governments, businesses, and private organizations. Grant-seekers can find links to programs supported by USAID, as well as directions on where and how to apply for USAID grants and funding.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HOPWA Competitive Program
HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) makes grants to local communities, states, and nonprofit organizations to address the specific needs of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Last revised: 08/17/2009