Supporting HIV care through education and innovation

Frequently Asked Questions

What assistance is available to Ryan White grantees and planning councils?

The HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau helps Ryan White grantees and planning councils with a number of assistance programs. All grantees are assigned a HRSA/HAB project officer to help them navigate Federal requirements and access specialized assistance.

Current technical assistance programs are designed to help with quality improvement, fiscal management, clinical care, cultural competency, capacity development for low-volume providers, ADAP, and patient-centered medical homes. In addition, HRSA/HAB contracts with expert consultants across the country who are available to help grantees address particular challenges not address by other programs. See also the HRSA/HAB fact sheet on Technical Assistance

What's on the TARGET Center website?

The TARGET Center is one of several resources that Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees will find useful in carrying out their work. The tools, webcasts, trainings, and other resources on this site were developed to help programs with clinical care, fiscal management, data reporting, planning, consumer involvement, and much more. See the New to this Site overview.

How are TA resources (e.g., guidelines, protocols, best practices, toolkits) organized on this site?

The best place to start is to look on the Topics pages. Information is also catalogued by Parts A-F, Population, Author, Date, and more. Try the search engine if you're looking for something specific. We've tried to establish many trails to the same point, to accomodate different styles of navigation.

How can I get on-site technical assistance (TA)?

On-site TA is primarily for Ryan White grantees and planning councils, and is provided by peers and other consultants. Requests for TA must be submitted through your HRSA/HAB project officer, who is generally the first point-of-contact in discussing TA requests and determining how to proceed.

Where can I learn about upcoming training opportunities?


See the TA Calendar for training events and other activities, such as webcasts and teleconferences.

How can the Help Desk help?

Help Desk staff can help you locate resources that you can't find online, and steer you in the right direction in finding TA and training for Ryan White agencies. Contact the Help Desk online.

How do I share a resource with others?


Use the online form and post your tool, best practice, protocol, or idea. We will work with you and your project officer to get it online.

Who can I contact about a concern (e.g., a grants issue, a challenging situation)?


Ryan White grantees should contact their HRSA/HAB project officers with questions and concerns. Part A planning councils should contact their Part A Grantee, while Part B planning bodies and consortia should contact their Part B grantee or local designee.

What are the basic requirements for Ryan White grantees?


Requirements are outlined in your Notice of Grant Award (NGA). Contact your HRSA/HAB project officer and visit the Grantee Basics on the HRSA/HAB site.

How can I find health care services?

The HIV/AIDS Locator provides listings of HIV/AIDS medical care clinics, HIV test locations, housing, and other services tailored to persons living with HIV/AIDS. An important part of getting care is to enroll in health insurance coverage under Medicaid or private insurance. Go to 
HealthCare.Gov to learn about health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act.