DSHS provides grants for two activities, including HIV prevention and HIV health and social services. HIV health and social services grants include: Ryan White, Title II; State Health and Social Services; and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA). Ryan White, State Services, and HOPWA funds are contracted directly to Title II Administrative Agencies (AA) on a formula basis.
Competitive grants are open to governmental, public, or private nonprofit entities located within the state of Texas, including:
City or county health departments or districts
Public or private hospitals
Individuals are not eligible to apply. Entities that have had state or federal contracts terminated within the last 24 months for deficiencies in fiscal or programmatic performance are not eligible to apply.
Award of HIV grants is contingent upon annual federal grant awards to DSHS from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (for prevention grants) and from the Health Resources and Services Administration (for services grants). Levels of federal funding are dependent upon acts of Congress. Levels of state funding are dependent upon acts of the Texas Legislature.
Title II and state services funds are contracted locally by the local Administrative Agencies (AA). Application must be made to the AA for HIV services. Contact the Administrative Agency in your area for the next services and housing open funding competition.
The DSHS Funding Information Center (FIC) operates a full-time service for the people of the state to provide current information on HIV funding opportunities within the state. The FIC may be accessed by email at email@example.com; on the DSHS Funding Information Center website; or by phone at 512-458-7684. FIC publishes the Funding Alert.
Contact the DSHS Funding Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to the various services available. Notification of all DSHS HIV requests for proposals (RFPs) is available from this service. Check this Web site for announcements of available RFPs. You may also check the Texas Marketplace website.