Writing Sample--Grant Writing 1
** Abstract **
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Actual language from a 30-page narrative grant application to SAMHSA
Grant written by Write It For Me with intensive input from client
** Result: Award of $1.29 million over 5 years **
Winning Grant Application
This proposed project, Prevention On Wheels, will increase and strengthen southeastern New York’s existing capability to prevent and reduce substance abuse, the transmission of HIV, and the transmission of hepatitis—especially in Black & Hispanic communities and particularly among those individuals who have recently been incarcerated. [Client name omitted*] and our community partners will accomplish this by creatively overcoming transportation obstacles and increasing the services that we offer.
People living in these two counties east of New York City face 7,314 documented AIDS cases, with Black and Hispanic residents bearing a disproportionate burden of infection. Hepatitis is an extraordinary concern, with now over 11,000 known cases of Hepatitis C, increasing at over 200 cases per week. State, county, and community health leaders have identified the sharing of substance use paraphernalia, especially, as a leading factor in the transmission of both hepatitis and HIV in our area. Dangerous substance-using behaviors among residents—including among those re-entering from prison or jail —leave our bi-county community in an exceptional state of unmet need. While some prevention resources do exist here, barriers limit access to them.
[Client name omitted*] proposes to use funds awarded in this cooperative agreement to expand and enhance our mobile HIV prevention service delivery in the following three highly distinguished ways: (1) we will add a substantial hepatitis prevention component to our existing array of mobile, van-enabled prevention services—which is not currently funded for hepatitis; (2) we will add a dedicated new outreach thrust targeting post-incarcerated individuals who have recently returned to high-need towns, including Black & Hispanic communities; (3) we will add six new specific service hub-locations to our mobile prevention service model in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including inside Nassau County Department of Social Services buildings, on streets and in loitering areas outside Suffolk and Nassau County primary health care clinics , and inside Suffolk County parole centers . At each new hub-location, we will offer those encountered comprehensive risk assessment and substance abuse (SA)-related, HIV-related, and hepatitis-related outreach, screening, education, and referral. In all cases, we will bring services to those in-need on their own ‘turf’ and/or we will escort people directly to the needed services.Incorporated in 1986, the [Client name omitted*] is a community-based, not-for-profit agency that provides services and support for residents of southeastern New York: (1) infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and (2) at high risk for HIV infection. [Client name omitted*] is the only agency serving Long Island (L.I.) with HIV/AIDS prevention and care as its founding purpose and core mission. NY State and [Client name omitted*] work closely together.
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* Names of client organizations are omitted to respect confidentiality
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