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Apply Today: HIV and Aging Challenge Grants - Rural and Urban

November 09, 2022 Print ShareThis

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From our Federal Partners at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL):

People with HIV live in every community, and they face unique challenges as they age. HHS is funding two challenge grants to find innovative and effective solutions to these challenges, in rural and urban settings.

The “Innovations for Needs of People Aging with HIV/Long-Term Survivors in Urban Communities” challenge and the “$500,000 Rural HIV and Aging Challenge” offer prize money for innovative and effective solutions to address the needs of people aging with HIV/long-term survivors in urban and rural communities, respectively, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ populations. It’s easy to apply and the competition is open to organizations, advocates, providers, individuals, state and local governments, and others.

The challenges include two phases: (1) design of concept and (2) development of solutions and small-scale testing.

  • Up to 10 participants may be selected to receive a prize of up to $15,000 in Phase 1
  • The submission for Phase 1 is due January 31, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET
  • Only participants who win a prize in Phase 1 are eligible to compete in Phase 2
  • Up to five winners may be selected to receive a prize of up to $70,000 in Phase 2
  • The submission for Phase 2 is due June 25, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET

Application Instructions

To enter the competition, participants must submit their solutions via the submission portal on The submission for Phase 1 must include a brief description, a more detailed description of the concept (equivalent to 2 pages or less), and a video link (10 minutes or less) of the project.

Apply for the Rural Challenge

Apply for the Urban Challenge


For any questions related to the challenges, please email

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