Part C: Early Intervention Services and Capacity Development Program Grants

Part C of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides grant funding to local community-based organizations to support outpatient ambulatory health service and support services through Early Intervention Services (EIS) program grants. Part C also funds planning grants, which help organizations more effectively deliver HIV care and services through Capacity Development grants.

Early Intervention Services Grants

The Part C EIS component of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funds comprehensive primary health care in outpatient settings for people living with HIV. Grant recipients are organizations seeking to enhance their response to the HIV epidemic in their area through the provision of comprehensive primary HIV medical care and support services.

Early Intervention Services Grant Eligibility

The following organizations are eligible to receive Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program Part C EIS grants:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers funded under Section 1905(1)(2)(b) of the Social Security Act
  • Family planning grantees (other than states) funded under Section 1001 of the Public Health Service Act
  • Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Centers
  • Rural health clinics
  • Health facilities operated by or pursuant to a contract with the Indian Health Service
  • Community-based organizations, clinics, hospitals, and other health facilities that provide early intervention services to people living with HIV
  • Nonprofit private entities providing comprehensive primary care to populations at risk of HIV, including faith-based and community-based organizations

Services and Implementation for Early Intervention Services Grants

Grant recipients must allocate costs using the following Part C cost categories: EIS, core medical services, support services, clinical quality management (CQM), and administrative.

The RWHAP statute requires that no more than 10% of a Federal Part C EIS award can be allocated to administrative costs; at least 50% of the total award should be allocated to EIS; at least 75% of the balance remaining after subtracting administrative and CQM costs must be used for core medical services.

Capacity Development Grants

The Part C Capacity Development Program assists public and nonprofit entities in efforts to strengthen their organizational infrastructure and their capacity to develop, enhance, or expand access to high-quality HIV primary health care services for people living with HIV or at risk of infection in underserved or rural communities. For the purposes of the program, capacity development refers to activities that promote organizational infrastructure development leading to the delivery or improvement of HIV primary care services.

Grant recipients are organizations seeking to expand or enhance their capacity to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their area.

Eligibility for Capacity Development Grants

Applicants must be public or private nonprofit entities that are or intend to become comprehensive HIV primary care providers. Current Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program service providers as well as faith-based and community-based organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

Services and Implementation for Capacity Development Grants

In FY 2015, funding was available to support one or more activities that address gaps in applicants' local HIV Care Continuum for a one-year project period. Funding was available to support training, skills building activities, and innovative interventions, which could be rapidly implemented to allow follow-up evaluation of impact on the recipient's HIV Care Continuum. Proposed activities were required to be linked directly to a specific stage of the HIV Care Continuum with a target level of improvement.

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2016