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Resilient and Responsive Health Organizations: Sustainability Communities of Practice Initiative (RRHO)

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Nonprofit,
For-Profit, and IHE to Strengthen Public Health in Africa

GrantWatch ID#: 176128
Agency Type:


US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)


12/15/16 11:59 PM EST

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Grant to a USA, Canada, or International nonprofit, for-profit, or IHE to improve accessibility to healthcare services for the treatment of infectious diseases in designated African countries. A technical assistance session is scheduled for October 6. This initiative aims to use a public health approach to addressing wide-scale infectious diseases and health concerns.

The RRHS is a five-year program to address fundamental health systems constraints that impede the availability of and access to high quality health services related to infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, and other priority health matters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.

The foundational RRHS initiative aims to use public health approaches to support the implementation of countries’ national health strategies and recovery plans, to respond to emerging epidemics, to prevent, manage and control HIV and other diseases, and to improve population health outcomes.

As a complementary program to the RRHS, the RRHO aims to strengthen the organizational capacity of RRHS entities focusing on collaboratively determined key priority areas. This effort will create a transnational community of practice supporting national and international learning towards a sustainable approach to enhance each country’s ability to lead, manage, coordinate, implement, and finance an effective response to combating priority health issues.

Activities to strengthen and ensure the sustainability of partner organizations working under the RRHS are to be accomplished through the provision of technical assistance focused on a variety of priority areas including program and financial management, grants management, leadership and governance, personnel management, and evaluation and monitoring.

By strengthening the organizational capacity of impact partners in each country, HRSA seeks to maintain the ability of each institution to continue playing a positive role in addressing the HRH needs and to benefit health care providers and the populations they serve in the four countries. The importance of also focusing on broader organizations and systems is captured in this widely cited definition of capacity as supporting “an ability of individuals, organizations or systems to perform appropriate functions effectively, efficiently and sustainably.”


Expected Number of Awards: 1


The grant period is June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2022 (five years).

  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Eligible applicants include domestic and foreign public and private nonprofit entities, including institutions of higher education, and for profit entities.

Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

A technical assistance webinar has been scheduled to help applicants understand, prepare and submit an application. The webinar will be held on October 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

The call-in number for applicants located in the United States is 866-692-4541.

Applicants outside of the US should use the call in numbers from the table in Section VIII of the RFA (attached below).

The pass code for all callers (domestic and international) is 8029730.

To join the webinar, the link is:

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Applicants are advised to ensure that and registrations and passwords are current as soon as possible. Registration in all systems, including and, may take up to one month to complete.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jose Rafael Morales, MD, Senior Clinical Advisor
P: (301) 443-3650
F: (301) 443-2697



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