From HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Colleagues
HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA HAB) is extending the RWHAP Services Report (RSR) reporting deadline by 30 days to Thursday, April 30, 2020. The RSR is open and recipients can submit as early as possible; however, data will be accepted through April 30, 2020. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 activities and assess the impact on RWHAP recipient and subrecipient activities. As always, DART and Data Support are available to assist you with any technical assistance needs.
In addition, as HRSA HAB continues to monitor COVID-19 activities, we have received a number of questions from recipients regarding RWHAP client enrollment and recertification.
HRSA HAB Policy Clarification Notice (PCN) #13-02 provides guidance and flexibility for RWHAP client certification and recertification, including the ability to conduct these processes electronically and through self-attestation. PCN #13-02 does not require that such processes occur in-person, although many recipients have imposed this as an additional requirement. During this current public health emergency, each RWHAP recipient should consider modifying processes and timelines for annual certification and recertification to allow flexibility for social distancing and/or isolation to protect the health of RWHAP clients and service providers. HRSA HAB’s expectation is that RWHAP recipients will ensure that all certification and recertification processes are conducted and documented within a reasonable timeframe.
Up-to-date information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As always, please reach out to your HRSA HAB Project Officer with any additional questions.
Laura Cheever and Heather Hauck
Health Resources and Services Administration