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AIDS Education And Training Centers

Program Descriptions

Program Number



AIDS Education And Training Centers


Federal Agency




Public Health Service Act, Title XXVI, Part F, Subpart II, Public Law 106-345; Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006.






(1) To train health personnel, including practitioners in programs under this title and other community providers, in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of HIV disease, including the prevention of the perinatal transmission of the disease, including measures for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections, and including (as applicable to the type of health professional involved), prenatal and other gynecological care for women with HIV/AIDS; (2) To train the faculty of schools of, and graduate departments or programs of, medicine, nursing, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, public health, allied health, and mental health practice to teach health professions students to provide for the health care needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS; (3) To develop and disseminate curricula and resource materials relating to the care and treatment of individuals with such disease and the prevention of the disease among individuals who are at risk of contracting the disease; and (4) To develop protocols for the medical care of women with HIV/AIDS, including prenatal and other gynecological care for such women.; and (5) To develop protocols for the medical care of women with HIV/AIDS, including prenatal and other gynecological care for such women.


Types of Assistance

Project Grants.


Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants will be awarded for the establishment of AIDS Education and Training Centers.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible entities include public and nonprofit private entities and schools and academic health science centers. Eligible organizations are public and nonprofit private entities and schools and academic health sciences centers, including faith-based and community-based organizations. Applicants must have extensive experience in the field of health professional training and adult learning, HIV disease and disease management, and program administration and monitoring. Applicants that fail to show experience in all three areas will not be considered.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Primary health care personnel.


Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.


Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office of official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure

Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Please visit the Web site at to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.

Award Procedure

The review of applications is carried out by an ad hoc committee of experts in AIDS Education and Training and members of the staff of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Applications are reviewed for merit and are recommended for approval or disapproval. Final decisions are made by the Associate Administrator, HIV/AIDS Bureau.


Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 6 months.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are typcially awarded for a 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods.


Post Assistance Requirements


Annual program reports, OMB-approved data reports, and special reports (if any) are required. In addition, a Financial Status Report is to be submitted within 90 days after the close of each budget period and a final Financial Status Report is required 90 days following the end of the project period.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.


Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $33,177,624; FY 08 $32,528,024; and FY 09 est $28,700,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$450,000 to $5,120,000; $2,327,356.


Program Accomplishments

15 noncompetitive awards were made in FY 07. AETCs are providing AIDS education and training to approximately 120,000 health care providers each year. For FY 07 and FY 08, the emphasis of the AETCs is to provide hands on clinical training in the medical care of HIV infected patients and training on the use of highly active antiretrovial therapy. In FY 08, it is anticipated that 15 noncompetitive awards will be made.


Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Steven R. Young, M.S.P.H., Director, Division of Training and Technical Assistance/AIDS ETCs, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 7-29, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5761 or Fax: (301) 594-2835.

Headquarters Office

Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch: (301) 443-2385; Research and Training Branch: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch: (301) 443-3288.

Web Site Address


Related Programs

93.918, Grants To Provide Outpatient Early Intervention Services With Respect To HIV Disease
93.978, Preventive Health Services-Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, Demonstrations, And Public Information And Education Grants
93.914, HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants


Examples of Funded Projects

AIDS Education and Training Centers have been funded to provide national coverage of education and training for health care providers who care for HIV infected patients. The grant recipients have been universities and institutions of higher education and are primarily located in areas with a high incidence of HIV/AIDS and within medically underserved areas.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals

In making grants, the Secretary shall give preference to qualified projects which will -- (A) train, or result in the training of health professionals who will provide treatment for minority individuals with HIV/AIDS and other individuals who are at high risk of contracting such disease; (B) train, or result in the training of minority health professionals and minority allied health professions to provide treatment for individuals with such disease; and (C) train or result in the training of health professionals and allied health professionals to provide treatment for hepatitis B or C co-infected individuals. The acronym HIV stands for "human immunodeficiency virus", the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).


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