Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

CDC Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) solicits applications for the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI). The AAALI is designed to harness the collective strength and reach of traditional, longstanding institutions to increase HIV-related awareness, knowledge, and action within African American, Hispanic/Latino, or MSM communities.

This grant will be administered in two parts:

PART A is designed to integrate HIV prevention into the communication, mobilization, and outreach activities of national organizations that have proven reach and credibility within African American, Hispanic/Latino, or MSM communities, and that have not had a historically, primary HIV/AIDS focus. The program is also intended to create a network within these two leadership initiatives that can support CDC and its partners in implementing innovative, credible, and effective approaches that respond to the unique challenges facing HIV prevention efforts among African Americans or Hispanic/Latinos.

PART B will include organizations and/or coalitions to expand AAALI's reach amongst Black MSM or MSM of all races that are known to be at greatest risk of contracting HIV based on CDC epidemiological data. The overarching aims of the AAALI are to:

  • Increase the number of organizations that served or engage the Black MSM or MSM of all races.
  • Increase the visibility of HIV prevention efforts in national traditional institutions that have an influence and affect on Black MSM or MSM of all races.
  • Create a system for networking and collaboration among large organizations to work together to augment HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in Black MSM or MSM of all races rather than working individually in isolated efforts.
  • Create and integrate sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention programming into influential and National organizations serving Black MSM or MSM of all races.
  • Empower a group of large, committed organizations to become "agents of change" in their respective communities
  • Engage new partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships

Because MU is limited to one application for either Part A or Part B for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to a three-page summary including 1) the part for which you are applying (Part A or Part B), 2) the target population, 3) objectives, and 4) proposed activities.


The average award will be approximately $120,000, with a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $120,000.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

June 14, 2010


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