SAPTA HIV Testing Program


2019 - 2020 SAPTA HIV Testing Program Request for Application (RFA)

    The Office of HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency (SAPTA) announces the release of the 2019 - 2020 SAPTA HIV Testing Program Request for Application (RFA). Below is the RFA guide and budget template. The project funding period is from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

      The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to assist SAPTA state certified residential and/or transitional treatment facilities in offering rapid HIV testing at treatment locations. This RFA supports the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) by reducing HIV incidence, increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities. It also supports the requirement of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) initiative to expand early intervention services for HIV by funding certified residential and/or transitional treatment facilities to offer and encourage rapid HIV testing (including confirmatory and diagnostic testing), HIV risk reduction education, linkages to care, and other ancillary services. Multiple SAPTA certified residential and/or transitional treatment programs will be selected statewide. 

      Questions or Comments? 

      Please contact Austin Porsborg, Health Program Specialist I, at (702) 486-5665, or aporsborg@health.nv.gov. You may also contact Preston Nguyen Tang, Health Program Specialist I, at(702) 486-6488, or ptang@health.nv.gov.

      Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, July 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PST).

      SAPTA HIV Testing Resources

      Below are resources for current SAPTA HIV Testing providers:

      Rapid HIV Testing/Counseling Certification Program (HIV 101)

      This Rapid HIV Testing/Counseling Certification Program is designed to provide the attendee with all of the necessary information to conduct rapid HIV testing in the State of Nevada. This course is offered through the Southern Nevada Health District. The subgrantee’s assigned staff(s) must complete training to conduct HIV testing for the SAPTA HIV Testing Program. In order to receive a certificate of completion, the staff must complete the course in its entirety. This certificate is required by the State Laboratory Licensing Bureau for the CLIA waiver to conduct on-site Rapid HIV testing. Please email Preston Nguyen Tang at ptang@health.nv.gov and Joyce Castro at castro@snhd.org for additional information or register for the course.

      Additional Training Request

      The SAPTA HIV Testing Program Team can provide additional training and resources to ensure your program success. Please contact Austin Porsborg, Health Program Specialist I, aporsborg@health.nv.gov – Please describe the nature of your training request. The more details you can provide, the better we will be able to serve you.

      Worker ID Request

      A worker ID is needed for each staff person who will be conducting HIV Testing. To obtain a worker ID, the agency should send the following information to Preston Nguyen Tang, Health Program Specialist I, ptang@health.nv.gov:
      • Copies of Southern Nevada Health District - Rapid HIV Testing/Counseling Certification Program
      • The sponsoring agency’s name and mailing address
      • The requesting staff’s full legal name, their work email address, and work phone number.

      Please allow time for Worker ID’s to be generated and sent back to the agencies.

      2019 SAPTA HIV Testing EvaluationWeb Fillable Form Template

      Subgrantee will be responsible for the collection of all rapid HIV testing data using the SAPTA HIV Testing EvaluationWeb Fillable Form Template. Below is a link to the approved HIV Counseling and Testing Form. All HIV Counseling and Testing Forms musts be sent via mail or FedEx by the 1st of each month.

      2019 Nevada Evaluation Web HIV Testing SAPTA Fillable Form 

      SAPTA HIV Monthly Reporting Form

      The Subgrantee will submit a monthly report of all activities informing the program any successes, challenges and/or struggles to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Below is a link to a blank copy of the approved SAPTA HIV Monthly Reporting Form. Reports must be submitted by the 15th of the following month (i.e., December report, due January 15th). These reports may be submitted electronically to Austin Porsborg, Health Program Specialist I, aporsborg@health.nv.gov.

      SAPTA HIV Monthly Reporting Form 

      Engagement in HIV Prevention Planning Groups

      The Subgrantee is required to participate in the HIV Prevention Planning Groups for their respected jurisdiction. They may participate via conference call or in person. The subgrantee should contact the following to participate in the HIV Prevention Planning Groups:
      - Southern Nevada - Cheryl Radeloff at radeloff@snhd.org
      - Northern Nevada - Jennifer Howell at Jhowell@washoecounty.us

      Nevada Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan – Data Submission

      The Subgrantee is required to submit quarterly HIV testing numbers to the University of Nevada, Reno – Center for Program Evaluation (Director, Center for Program Evaluation - Dr. Elizabeth Christiansen elizabethc@unr.edu), for the data reporting needs of the Nevada Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan

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