HIV Prevention with Positives (PWP) Project Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Prevention with Positives (PWP) Project Grant Request for Proposals (RFP)


The purpose of the HIV prevention with positives (PWP) grant is for the development, implementation, and evaluation of peer support programs for prevention with positives (PWP) to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. The STD/HIV/TB Section within the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control Division of MDH, received grant funds from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to broaden PWP programming in the state. Prevention with positives is a critical focus area of the National HIV/AIDS (NHAS) strategy and a core component of the high impact prevention (HIP) recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This also aligns with the vision and mission of the Minnesota Department of Health. The overall goal of PWP is to provide broad support for people living with HIV/AIDS to remain engaged in comprehensive care that includes support for treatment adherence and risk reduction strategies to prevent HIV transmissions.

Funding Announcement

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) awarded HIV Prevention with Positives (PWP) grants in the amount of $280,495 to three local agencies.

African American AIDS Task Force

  • Location: South Minneapolis/ seven-county metro area
  • Sub-population: African American and African-born women
  • Annual funding amount: $100,000

Rural AIDS Action Network

  • Location: Greater Minnesota
  • Sub-population: Injection drug users, transgender people, men who have sex with men (all races), and women (all races)
  • Annual funding amount: $83,889

West Side Community Health Services

  • Location: St. Paul/ Ramsey county
  • Sub-population: Latino men who have sex with men, Latina heterosexual women, African American and African-born women, transgender Latinos
  • Annual funding amount: $96,606

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Updated Thursday, 06-Jul-2017 15:03:01 CDT