Project: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement (HRSA-23-054) Applicant Organization: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) Address: 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1211 Project Director: Julie Hook, MA, MPH E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice: (617) 482-9485 Fax: (617) 482-0617 Web Site Address: www.jsi.com Grant Funds requested: $2,800,000.00 JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), is pleased to respond to funding opportunity HRSA-23-054 titled “Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement” to enhance integrated HIV planning across prevention and care programs and services. JSI is well-positioned to build on our success implementing the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC) since July 2016 to strengthen the capacity of RWHAP Part A and B recipients and their planning bodies to effectively and efficiently develop, implement, monitor, evaluate, and improve their Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans, including the Statewide Coordinated Statements of Need (IPs). JSI, in close collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB); our subcontractor, the National Association of City and County Health Officials; and our collaborative partner, NASTAD, will deliver high-quality, responsive, technical assistance (TA) to help jurisdictions improve their strategies and processes for integrated planning, priority setting, resource allocation, and continuous quality improvement. This cooperative agreement will continue to play a vital role in meeting the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative by fostering ongoing community engagement, coordinated needs assessment and planning, efficient resource allocation, and streamlined service delivery along the HIV care co
ntinuum. JSI remains dedicated to collaborating with local and national partners to reduce disparities in HIV health outcomes among people with HIV and those who experience risk for HIV and syndemics—as evidenced by our diverse portfolio of HIV-related projects. We propose an experienced project team with staff who have worked on IHAP TAC since its inception, and have a long history providing TA and supporting HIV program implementation with the federal government, state and local health departments, and HIV planning bodies. In collaboration with HRSA HAB, IHAP TAC will provide TA to promote the integration of HIV planning across systems of HIV prevention and care within jurisdictions. To support the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and improvement of IPs, JSI will work with RWHAP Part A and B recipients and their planning bodies to: 1) assess integrated planning challenges, successes, best practices, and TA needs; 2) develop and deliver TA and training, including tools and resources, webinars, facilitated peer panel sessions, office hours, and workshops at national/regional meetings and conferences; 3) deliver tailored TA to select jurisdictions; 4) facilitate peer learning opportunities; 5) disseminate and promote TA resources and activities; 6) collaborate with other national organizations and TA partners, including capacity building assistance providers; and 7) monitor and evaluate all project activities to ensure they reflect the needs and feedback from HRSA HAB, RWHAP recipients, and planning bodies. Our experienced team is ideally suited to meet the needs of this funding opportunity, ultimately increasing the number of people engaged in care who have achieved viral suppression—thus improving the quality of life for people with HIV and reducing new infections.