Wednesday, October 7, 2015

HIV Technical Assistance and Capacity Development (TA/CD)

Supporting and Promoting AIDS Resources and Knowledge (SPARK)

SPARK is an HIV TA/CD collaborative partnership between South Side Help Center, Haymarket Center, and Howard Brown that is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.  This collaborative partnership seeks to work with minority-serving community organizations to enhance HIV service delivery and increase access to HIV services.

SPARK's goal is to reduce HIV infection rates by building a stronger, more cohesive network of HIV prevention services. By addressing areas where agencies may need assistance, SPARK aims to improve their fiscal and operational capacity to deliver HIV prevention or care services, allowing them to reach more people at risk. After an initial consultation, SPARK TA/CD providers will build an ongoing relationship with the participating organization, serving as long-term resources and partners.

Organizations can apply for HIV programmatic TA/CD, administrative/organizational TA/CD, or both.  Examples of both kinds of TA/CD include but are NOT limited to the following...

  • HIV Programmatic TA/CD: Behavior Change Theory, Working with Diverse Populations, Cultural Competency, Outreach Materials Development.
  • Administrative/Organizational: Board Basics 101, Fiscal Policies, Fundraising and Development, Grants Writing Skills, Volunteer Management.

How to Apply

To learn more about receiving HIV TA/CD and see if it is right for your organization's needs contact Karl Kimpo, Prevention Training Manager, at (773) 388-8688 or

SPARK's HIV TA/CD providers are deeply committed to the provision of effective HIV TA/CD that is strictly client-centered, i.e., non-judgmental, empathic, and confidential.