The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $33.1 million contact to Population Services International to implement its “HIV Regional Flagship Activity” in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. However, if the program receives more funding, “core activities could begin in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan,” USAID states. The program will mobilize HIV prevention, treatment and care services provided by government and nongovernmental organizations. The program targets the most vulnerable populations: “People who inject drugs, prisoners, sex workers and men who have sex with men,” the contract documents say. The HIV prevention and treatment program includes goals not only for increased care but also for the strengthening of “key state bodies to govern well” and a “stronger, more representative civil society.”
The Lewin Group has been awarded a $406,465 contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)to help expand the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services program to all VA Medical Centers. It will also develop, implement and evaluate a program for veterans with traumatic brain injuries. The veteran-directed program allows those participating in the program a flexible monthly spending budget to buy goods and services in order to allow them to live safely at home — meaning a person could hire his or her own family members to provide for personal care needs. The goal is to move veterans from long-term nursing home care and allow them to live in their own homes. However, it is not yet available at all VA Medical Centers.
Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.