Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of HIV/AIDS Services is releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. These funds are from Dept of Housing and Urban development (HUD). CDPH Office of HIV/AIDS Services coordinates and directs the overall response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the City of Cleveland as well as five surrounding counties, in cooperation with community based organizations, governmental bodies, advocates and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Proposal Release: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Proposals Due: Friday, May 28, 2021 by 4:00 pm

If there are any questions please contact: Jeannie Citerman-Kraeger at (216) 664-4359 or email at:


City of Cleveland Department of Public Health's Office of HIV/AIDS Services was established in 1994 to identify and secure funding for HIV/AIDS services in greater Cleveland. The City of Cleveland is one of the largest area AIDS funders, disseminating approximately $2 million annually.

The Office of HIV/AIDS Services receives funding from two primary grants:
  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) – Cleveland City Council
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The office coordinates and directs the overall response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Cleveland and five surrounding counties in cooperation with community-based organizations, governmental bodies, advocates, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

In 1997, the City of Cleveland developed and revised policies related to equal opportunity regardless of HIV/AIDS status for both employees and clients, and the prevention of infection in the workplace.


To respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County by preventing its spread, maximizing health and social outcomes, and coordinating effective and efficient targeted services for those at risk for, living with, or affected by HIV.


The Office of HIV/AIDS Services extensively engages in activities to:
  • Serve as a model in the provision of direct HIV/AIDS services to underserved populations
  • Educate community and increase awareness about HIV/AIDS via participation in local events:
    • AIDS Awareness Week
    • PRIDE Festival and Parade
    • National HIV Testing Day
    • World AIDS Day
  • Develop policies and protocols to ensure community receives effective interventions
  • Develop and manage grant proposals, competitive solicitation process, and resulting programs
  • Develop and maintain systems of reporting of disbursements, grant expenditures, and revenues to ensure maximizing grant funds
  • Provide staff support for HIV/AIDS planning and policy bodies and community coalitions including:
    • Cuyahoga Regional HIV Prevention & Care Planning Council/ Ryan White Part A & B
    • Ohio HIV Combined Community Planning Group
    • ODH Housing Work Group
    • Positive Action Housing Alliance (PAHA)
    • HIV Provider Network-Case Manager Meeting