SAMPLE GRANT PROPOSAL: AIDS HIV PREVENTION
Basic demographic data (race/ethnicity, gender and age) will be recorded on log sheets even for
brief street outreach contacts based on outreach worker observation. In cases where clients seem
noncommunicative or in a hurry, age will be estimated by the outreach worker. Referrals made are also
logged. A subset of participants (n=50) will be asked questions from the in-depth questionnaire,
covering more detailed demographic information and a risk-behavior history (see Appendix E).
Distribution of materials (condoms, bleach, and other harm reduction materials) will be recorded on log
sheets and small group sign-in sheets. Data from log sheets, sign-in sheets etc. will be entered into a
database by an administrative assistant and spot checked for accuracy by the Project Director. Original
data materials are kept on file for at least five years.
Potential for Long-Term Impact and Replicability
Street level outreach in Oakland has proven effective in reducing STD rates in the past. In
1989, Alameda County accounted for 25% of all of Californias congenital syphilis cases while
accounting for less that 5% of the states population. Because congenital syphilis suggests multiple
cases of infectious syphilis among women in their child-bearing years and their partners, the Alameda
County Health Department established a unique collaborative project with HAP to combat the
epidemic. HAP provided street outreach to sex workers and IDUs. After six months, 380 high-risk
women were screened. Approximately 20% had early syphilis and were treated. This suggests that a
similar partnership emphasizing not only access to treatment, but also prevention can combat the HIV
The Project is replicable in other communities. The shift of the epidemic toward the African-
American community and the emergence of IDUs as a very high risk group is a national phenomenon.
While HAP has an unusual history and connection to the target population in Oakland, CBOs with a
commitment to staffing from within their communities and providing culturally sensitive outreach exist in
other cities. For example, many community action agencies (which are a national network of CBOs)
maintain such commitments, often inscribed in their bylaws.