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Request for Applications (RFA) 23-10056

Hepatitis B Demonstration Project Grants


Per California's 2022 Budget Act, $2,700,000 shall be available for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch (IZB) to establish demonstration projects to allow for innovative, evidence-informed approaches to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable and underserved Californians living with or at risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. 

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to select organizations to conduct these demonstration projects, with funding awarded in the form of local assistance grants.  The projects are intended to demonstrate approaches to serve the most vulnerable and underserved people in California living with or at risk for hepatitis B infection.  The projects will provide or facilitate one or more of the following services: hepatitis B vaccination, HBV infection screening, linkage to hepatitis B care, and/or retention in hepatitis B care.  An evaluation component will allow for an understanding of lessons learned and dissemination of lessons learned to strengthen new and existing programs. 

The project is aligned with California's goal to decrease the incidence of acute hepatitis B infection and improve care for persons living with hepatitis B.  It is also consistent with the Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan (PDF), which calls for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. 

The total amount of $2.7 million will be awarded through the RFA.  Four awards will be made: two awards of $1,000,000 and two awards of $350,000, with all funds for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2026.  The duration of the funding period will be three years from the date of award. 

Any entity in any California county shall be eligible and may apply to operate a demonstration project pursuant to this provision, provided that it demonstrates experience and expertise in providing culturally appropriate services to the most vulnerable and underserved people living with or at risk for HBV infection.  As indicated by surveillance data, priority populations include but are not limited to Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Sub-Saharan African communities, and people who use drugs and/or who are receiving substance use-related services.

To apply for this competitive funding, Access the Hepatitis B Demonstration Project RFA (PDF) and submit all required documents listed in the RFA. 

Attachments

Attachment 1 – Application Certification Checklist (Word)

Attachment 2 – Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Attachment 3 – Project Synopsis (Word)

Attachment 5- Application Narrative (Word) 

Please note the following important dates:

  • RFA Released on 1/20/2023
  • Deadline for submitting written questions to HepBDemoProjects@cdph.ca.gov by 2/3/2023
  • Application submission deadline is 2/17/2023
  • Notice of Intent to Award released on 3/21/2023 

If you have any questions about the information on this page, please send an e‑mail to HepBDemoProjects@cdph.ca.gov

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