The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program was authorized to receive $48 billion in funding for the 5-year period beginning October 1, 2008, to assist foreign countries in combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.1 Additional funds were authorized to be appropriated through 2018.
For FY 2013, CDC received $1.4 billion in PEPFAR funds from the Department of State to implement HIV/AIDS relief with partners around the world.
CDC did not award PEPFAR funds for FY 2013 in compliance with HHS and internal policies. For all 30 FOAs in our judgmental sample, CDC did not comply with one or more HHS or internal policies in some awards. As a result, CDC did not always adequately document its funding decisions to award $1.9 billion over the 5-year project period and may have considered applications that it should not have or treated applicants inconsistently.