Program Expansion Supplement: Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services to Programs Supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

The summary for the Program Expansion Supplement: Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services to Programs Supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control CGH, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Program Expansion Supplement: Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services to Programs Supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is a one-time surgical procedure that reduces a male’s risk of heterosexually acquiring HIV for life. In 14 priority countries in eastern and southern Africa with generalized HIV epidemics where male circumcision is uncommon (either nationally or regionally), VMMC has the potential to reduce the rate of new HIV infections substantially and at a cost savings. Mathematical modeling suggests that if 8 out of 10 adult men will choose to become circumcised within 5 years, approximately 3.5 million new HIV infections may be prevented in 15 years, saving as much as $16.5 billion in HIV care and treatment costs. In 10 of the 14 priority countries, one case of HIV may be prevented for every 10 or fewer males who become circumcised in this scenario. VMMC programs also offer unprecedented opportunities to engage adolescent and adult men in health education and counseling, notably HIV testing and counseling services. Furthermore, males who are identified as HIV-positive by VMMC programs are referred for HIV care and treatment, broadening the potential community-level HIV prevention benefits of the program. As HIV prevalence decreases in men as a result of becoming circumcised, women’s likelihood of encountering HIV-infected partners are also reduced. In fact, almost half of the new HIV infections that may be prevented are among women, if scale-up is rapid, as described in the above modeling scenario. Women with circumcised male sex partners also have reduced risk of sexually transmitted infections, including carcinogenic strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated cervical cancer. CDC and PEPFAR are committed to supporting service delivery programs that provide a comprehensive minimum package of clinical and prevention services including: offer (and availability) of HIV testing and counseling for all men and, where possible, their partners attending VMMC services; active referral of clients determined to be HIV-positive to HIV care and treatment programs; age-appropriate sexual risk reduction counseling and counseling on the need for abstinence from any sexual activity during wound healing; pre-procedure clinical screening (focused physical examination and medical history) to detect STIs and contraindications to circumcision; treatment of STIs that are detected; circumcision by a medical method recognized by WHO (surgery or device); post-procedure follow-up, including systematic assessment of adverse events; and, promotion of correct and consistent use of condoms. Assuring the safety and quality of services is the highest priority for VMMC programs, and mechanisms for assessing and ensuring the ongoing quality and safety of services must be in place. In carrying out the implementation and scale-up of VMMC services in these resource-limited settings, CDC and PEPFAR recognize the need for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and External Quality Assurance (EQA) assessments to assist partner country governments and implementing partners in monitoring VMMC service delivery programs to objectively gauge the safety, quality, and compliance of programs with clinical standards of care, international best practices, PEPFAR’s Technical Considerations and Policy Guidance. VMMC is featured prominently throughout the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation http://www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/201386.pdf. Action Step #3 is to increase the number of males who are circumcised for the prevention of HIV, and includes ten commitments to implement this Action Step. The Road Map for Smart Investments highlights VMMC as a vehicle for engaging men and boys to know their HIV status, and if positive, be linked with care and treatment services. By the end of 2013, PEPFAR reached the President’s 2011 World AIDS Day goal of directly supporting 4.7 million VMMC procedures for HIV prevention. This FOA builds on these very successful efforts and will continue to support ongoing PEPFAR activities in the 14 priority countries to scale-up program activities to reach an 80% coverage in VMMC among males aged 15- 49 years through improvements in the availability, integration, safety, and quality of HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
Federal Grant Title: Program Expansion Supplement: Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services to Programs Supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Federal Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control CGH (HHS-CDC-CGH)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-15370201SUPP16
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.067
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: October 16th, 2016
Original Application Deadline: October 16th, 2016
Posted Date: August 17th, 2016
Creation Date: August 17th, 2016
Archive Date: November 15th, 2016
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 17th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible entities for this announcement are listed below: JHPIEGO
Grant Announcement Contact
Priyanka Rathod
wnv9@cdc.gov

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