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Funding Available to Address the HIV, HCV, and Syphilis Epidemics in Indian Country

The Indian Health Service is accepting applications for the second round of cooperative agreements for the Ending the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and Syphilis Epidemics in Indian Country program, also called ETHIC II.

Applications are due by July 31, 2024, and must be submitted through To view the announcement PDF, please click here.

  • Type: Cooperative agreement
  • Competition type: New
  • Expected total program funding: $14 million
  • Expected number of awards: 26
  • Funding range per applicant for the first budget period: $150,000 to $2,000,000
  • Period of Performance: Five years 


The purpose of this program is to support communities to directly increase the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of HIV, HCV, and syphilis. Successful applicants will work toward a reduction of new HIV infections and relevant co-morbidities, specifically syphilis and HCV infections; improve HIV/HCV/syphilis-related health outcomes; and reduce HIV/HCV/syphilis-related health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native people.

This initiative aims to implement effective and innovative strategies, interventions, approaches, and services to reduce new HIV/HCV/syphilis infections among tribal communities in the U.S.

This initiative’s overarching goals are to: 

  1. Reduce new HIV, HCV, and syphilis infections.
  2. Improve health outcomes for people living with these conditions.
  3. Reduce health disparities and inequities.
  4. Foster integrated and coordinated efforts among all stakeholders.

Want to learn more?

On Thursday, July 11, at 3:00 p.m. ET, the IHS HIV/HCV/STI Branch will host a webinar to provide more information on the funding opportunity and how to write and submit an application. Click here to join.

For more information or questions regarding the application process, email