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Implementation of Community Health Worker-Mediated Services for Re-Engagement to Care and Outreach for Persons with HIV in Rural Communities

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Assistance Listing: 93.940
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 13, 2023
Application: Jan 5, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Kashif Iqbal

For grants management or budget questions:
Arthur Lusby


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide grants to state and local health departments to partner with HIV clinical providers in rural areas to develop approaches that will utilize community health workers (CHWs) to re-engage people with HIV (PWH) in care and conduct outreach among PWH not virally suppressed in the community.

CHW services may include antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery, sample collection for HIV laboratory testing, transfer of self-collected specimens, transportation services, arranging and scheduling telehealth visits, and medication adherence support.

Applicants must engage in activities under the following program strategies:

  • Provide comprehensive HIV care and treatment, and testing services to PWH not in care and/or not virally suppressed living in rural communities by using a health department-assigned CHW
  • Support use of mental health and substance use disorder services and other essential support services by re-engaged PWH living in rural communities
  • Assess cost-effectiveness of CHW-mediated re-engagement and outreach to HIV care and treatment services for PWH living in rural communities
  • Provide services that are culturally and linguistically responsive to reduce stigma for people living in rural communities, especially for Black and Hispanic/Latino individuals

A detailed list of required activities and short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes are available in the funding announcement.


State, local, and territorial health departments are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Average award amount: $500,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $10,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Kashif Iqbal by November 13, 2023.

Applicant webinar
November 15, 2023
12:00 p.m. Eastern
Meeting ID: 160 907 1574
Passcode: V=kg=*1H

Tagged as
Black or African American · Community health workers · Culture and cultural competency · HIV and AIDS · Health screening · Hispanic or Latino · Human services · Mental health · Public health · Stigma · Substance use and misuse

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