African American AIDS Response Act
CSFA Number: 482-00-1345
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Kim Cleveland
(312) 814-3211
Short Description
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was developed by the HIV/AIDS Section of the Illinois Department of Public Health to elicit proposals for African-American AIDS Response Act (AAARA) funds aligned with goals and strategies of the 2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).

NHAS has three primary goals:
1) Reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV,
2) Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and
3) Reducing HIV-related health disparities.

The Department will allocate AAARA resources to projects proposed by Illinois African American community organizations for interventions and capacity-building activities judged to have the greatest impact on decreasing African American HIV incidence, increasing access to care for African Americans living with HIV, and thereby reducing HIV-related health disparities impacting Illinois African Americans.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
The African-American AIDS Response Fund Act (AAARA) (410 ILCS 303) was created by the General Assembly in 2006
Objectives and Goals
Grant funds are to support programming to prevent HIV transmission, ensure HIV treatment access, and strengthen the capacity of HIV disease service delivery systems within the African American community to reduce HIV disparities suffered by African-Americans in Illinois. The fund provides resources for African-American community service organizations to develop and maintain HIV disease service infrastructure while strengthening their organizational fiscal capacities to reduce dependence on government resources.
Uses and Restrictions
Exclusion Criteria
Your application will be deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed if:
• The Board of Director’s Chart is not completed, or the board is not 51% African American. (See Appendix 3.)
• The application is not electronically submitted by the specified deadline.
• The application is incomplete, omitting required responses or attachments.
• The applicant requests more than $150,000 for HIV testing, interventions, etc. or more than
$50, 000 for capacity building
• The application does not follow format instructions.
• The grant funds may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, or levies
Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for grant awards, recipient organizations must demonstrate engagement and accomplishment in HIV prevention/education, HIV care and/or supportive services for African American people living with HIV and/or at-risk populations.
Applicant organizations may be local health departments or not-for-profit private community-based organizations including volunteer or religious organizations which effectively engage prioritized risk populations including gay or bisexually-active males, high risk heterosexual women and men, impacted by poverty, and current or former users of injection drugs.
• Only organizations based in Illinois are eligible for funding.
• Please see (Appendix 2) for eligible applicant criteria.
• The Board of Directors Chart must be attached to your application.
(See Appendix 3.)
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; Education Organizations; Other; Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
Pre-Award requirements completed
Grantee Pre-Award Requirements:
These are required prior to applying for funding
o Grantee Registration
o Grantee Pre-Qualification
o Fiscal and Administrative Risk Assessment/Internal Control Questionnaire
o Programmatic Risk Assessment

Awardees will be notified via EGrAMS
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
All applications must be submitted electronically via EGrAMS system
Post-State Award reporting:
Quarterly reports
Monthly reimbursements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Refer to NOFO for FFS cost breakdown
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $430,000
FY 2018 : $1,418,000
FY 2019 : $1,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details482-00-1345$0 - $5500008/30/2016 - 09/30/2016 : 5
Details482-00-1345$100000 - $20000011/22/2017 - 12/22/2017 : 4:00
Details482-00-1345$100000 - $15000006/05/2018 - 07/05/2018 : 4:00PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
95780029GMen & Women In Prison Ministries07/01/201806/30/2020400,000
95780030GProactive Community Services07/01/201806/30/2020300,000
95780032GSouth Side Help Center07/01/201806/30/2020300,000
95780034GWriters, Planners, Trainers Inc.07/01/201806/30/2020300,000
95780028GFola Community Action Services, Inc07/01/201806/30/2020300,000