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FY 2020 Ryan White CARE Act Request for Proposals

AFC Announcement - Upcoming Request for Proposals
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act Part A & B

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is pleased to announce an upcoming funding opportunity for agencies interested in providing services to people living with HIV and AIDS in Chicago and the surrounding counties. In September 2019, AFC will release a request for proposals for a variety of services with funding provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The grant period for selected awardees will begin in early spring 2020.

Service categories: Ambulatory Outpatient Medical Care, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Oral Health, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Medical Case Management, Non-Medical Case Management, Legal, Food Bank, Home-Delivered Meals, Psychosocial and Housing. For more information about the Ryan White program and these services, click here.

Eligible Respondents:

  • Must operate a physical site and/or deliver services (with no physical site) in the Chicago Eligible Metropolitan Area, including Cook County and seven collar counties: DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will.  
  • Must be governed by a board of directors.  
  • Must be a community-based organization, community health center, hospital, mental health center, substance abuse treatment center, university, nonprofit organization or private for-profit organization*.
  • Have a functioning accounting system that is operated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or an agreement with a designated eligible entity that maintains such information and acts as the respondent’s fiscal agent. 
  • Be Medicaid-certified if providing services that are Medicaid-eligible. 
  • Have all required licenses and certifications required by appropriate government agencies to perform the proposed services and procure all permits and pay all charges, taxes and fees. 

* Private for-profit entities may apply for these funds if they can adequately demonstrate that they are the only provider of quality HIV services for a specific category in the geographic area they intend to serve.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO BE RELEASED: TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2019

INTENTS TO APPLY DUE: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2019 

For questions, please contact Bashirat Olayanju, Senior Director of Care, at Bolayanju@aidschcago.org or 312-334-0951.