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Quality Improvement Solutions for Sustained Epidemic Control Project (QISSEC)

  • Program Name:Quality Improvement Capacity for Impact Project
  • Activity Code:U1N
  • Application Available:12/18/2019
  • Application Deadline:4/17/2020
  • Created By:Schwab, Dawn
  • Created On:10/24/2018
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:3/25/2020
  • Estimated Project Start Date:9/30/2020

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Modification published on 03/25/2020
MODIFIED on March 25, 2020: Cover, Executive Summary, and Section IV.4- Extended the Application Due Date.

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 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-20-083
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.266
Provisional No
Activity Code U1N
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2020


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding for the Quality Improvement Solutions for Sustained Epidemic Control Project (QISSEC).  The purpose of this program is to facilitate improvements in quality across the HIV care continuum at the facility level (defined as the location where persons diagnosed with HIV receive care and treatment), and to support dissemination and spread of these improvements to other facilities and implementing partners in low to middle-income countries (LMIC), supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will fund two cooperative agreements in support of the PEPFAR focus on the management of evidence-informed interventions for scale-up and spread.  The successful applicant will facilitate solutions for long-term change management approaches and sustainability of quality improvement activity. The QISSEC shall focus on developing innovative strategies to improve the delivery of HIV quality care and treatment for use by facilities that serve the most vulnerable individuals in PEPFAR-supported LMICs.  Using quality improvement methodologies, tools, and techniques, the project will identify gaps in service delivery, and develop culturally and medically appropriate, sustainable interventions targeted to PEPFAR-identified vulnerable and key populations.  More information on the priorities of scaling and sustainability of evidence-informed implementation is outlined by PEPFAR and referenced by the work of Yamey, 2011, Framework for Success through the pillars of:[1]  Simplicity (supporting replication) A phased approach to scale up (facilitating process improvements) Country ownership (encouraging sustainability)   In addition to improving the dissemination and documentation of improvement interventions, QISSEC will support the addition of solutions management to complement the existing PEPFAR Solutions Platform, allowing for access to tools, resources, and new information implemented through this funding opportunity [1] Yamey, G. (2011, June 28).  Scaling Up Global Health Interventions: A Proposed Framework for Success.  PLOS Medicine, 1-2.doi:

 Legislative Information

Public Law 108-25 (the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003) [22 U.S.C. 7601 et seq.], Public Law 110-293 (the Tom Lantos and Henry Hyde United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria R

 Application Information

Application Available 12/18/2019
Application Deadline 04/17/2020
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 06/16/2020
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date N/A
Estimated Project Period N/A
Estimated Project Start Date 09/30/2020
Estimated Project End Date 09/29/2025
Estimated Amount of this Competition $20,000,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 2
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement Yes

 Contact Information

Name Tracey Gantt, MSN, RN, APHN-BC
Phone Number (301)443-1219

 Download Information

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HAB HRSA-20-083 (UIN) QIEC_final.mod.pdf 534 kB 03/25/2020
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