The Division of Service Systems (DSS) within HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) administers Title I and Title II of the Ryan White CARE Act. HAB/DSS has responsibility for the following programs:
Title I formula and supplemental grants for eligible metropolitan areas (EMAs) with the highest number of AIDS cases. As of Fiscal Year 2002, 51 EMAs received Title I grants.
Title II formula and discretionary funds for States and territories. Title II services are funded under five program areas: consortia, home- and community-based care, insurance continuity, medications through AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP), and State direct services.
Each Title I EMA and Title II State has an assigned project officer in DSS. The role of the project officer is to:
Be the primary contact between grantees and DSS.
Facilitate the exchange of information needed by grantees, planning councils or other Title I representatives that directly affect the implementation and administration of Title I programs. This information may relate directly to grantee roles and responsibilities, planning council roles and mandated functions, and service provider issues such as reporting requirements.
Monitor and document programmatic performance to ensure compliance with legislative requirements through monthly calls with the grantee and planning council; conducting site visits; reviewing grantee specific submissions such as grant applications, conditions of award, grievance procedures, carry-over requests, by-laws, needs assessments and comprehensive plans.
Identify and respond to specific technical assistance needs of EMAs, grantees and planning councils. The project officer is the point of contact to coordinate the request to begin technical assistance.
Maintain a summary of major grantee key program accomplishments and challenges.
Represent the concerns/perspectives of grantees in HRSA/HAB initiatives.