through a one-time non-competitive replacement funding award to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Over the last 2 years, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center managed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program through a contractual agreement with the Comprehensive Care Center (CCC), while leasing Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees to CCC under an employee leasing agreement. CCC does not have the infrastructure to continue providing quality HIV care without the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's assistance. This is a one-time replacement funding award. CCC, which previously serviced this population, notified HRSA that it could not continue providing services, as of June 30, 2012. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a private nonprofit hospital, is the best qualified entity for this one-time grant, as it has the infrastructure to ensure comprehensive services are provided, including adult HIV medical care, adult psychiatric and mental health therapy, nurse medical case management focused on treatment adherence, and referrals to specialty medical care. This one-time grant award will help retain the targeted population in care, with the least amount of disruption while the service area is re-competed.
This one-time replacement funding award will cover the time period from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. This service area will be included in the upcoming competition for the Part C HIV Early Intervention Services for project periods starting July 1, 2013.
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Dated: September 11, 2012.
Mary K. Wakefield,