U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2020-2021

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327442
Opportunity Number: DOS-APSGP-FY20-001
Opportunity Title: U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2020-2021
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.029
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program will accept proposals only from:• Established, registered and active grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Youth Networks registered with National Youth Council and District Social Welfare that are already working within the community and can demonstrate the project has originated from community needs assessments or calls to action.• Non-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental organizations, with programming experience actively addressing the HIV pandemic in Malawi (and which are registered with Council for Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGOMA) and the NGO Board, and that work directly with communities. *For-profit, commercial entities and individuals are not eligible to apply. Organizations, including FBOs are eligible to receive funds under this agreement for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, or care; (a) Shall not be required, as a condition of receiving such assistance:(1) To endorse or utilize a multi-sectoral or comprehensive approach to combating HIV/AIDS; or (2) To endorse, utilize, make a referral to, become integrated with, or otherwise participate in any program or activity to which the organization has a religious or moral objection; and (b) Shall not be discriminated against in the solicitation or issuance of grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements for refusing to meet any requirement described in paragraph (a) above.Organizations with currently running projects funded by PSPG may apply, but must justify the need for additional resources, explaining how the proposed activities and goals are different from those in the currently funded project.
Agency Code: DOS-MWI
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Malawi
Posted Date: Jun 02, 2020
Close Date: Jul 24, 2020 Proposals must be received by the U.S. Embassy no later than 17:00 hrs Lilongwe time on Friday, July 24, 2020. Complete proposals must be:- Emailed to Self-HelpMalawi@state.gov,- Sent by post mailed to U.S Embassy, P.O Box 30016, Lilongwe; or – Hand-delivered at U.S Embassy Offices, Area 40, Plot 24, Kenyatta Road, Lilongwe.
Last Updated Date: Jun 02, 2020
Award Ceiling: $15,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The U.S. Embassy Lilongwe is pleased to announce that funding is available through its U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program (PSPG). Below is the 2020-2021 Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting proposals for funding. Purpose of Small Grants: The PSGP is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). PEPFAR is recognized widely for efficiently and effectively investing U.S. taxpayer dollars to save millions of lives and change the course of the HIV pandemic. Through implementation of our strategy and use of data, PEPFAR is constantly innovating to generate greater efficiencies, drive down costs, and increase our impact. PEPFAR is a key partner and investor in the Government of Malawi’s national response to combat HIV and AIDS. As part of this national response, the PSGP seeks to support community-run projects throughout Malawi. This year’s program continues to focus specifically on: Promoting heath seeking behaviors and encourage back to care efforts for defaulters; Disseminating HIV accurate an authentic public messages; Providing solutions to stigma and discrimination; Addressing treatment literacy; and Enhancing HIV prevention, care and support or capacity building. The U.S. Embassy is committed to ensuring that grantees receiving PEPFAR funds implement their programs in a way that supports transparency and accountability and respects, promotes, and protects people’s human rights. Priority Program Areas: This year’s program will provide support to community organizations that work within the communities to implement projects to: Support accurate and authentic public messages on HIV to address mis-information and messages of hope(treatment literacy); Increase awareness and enhance community systems for the prevention of SGBV (sexual and gender based violence) and stigma discrimination; Eliminate cultural and legal barriers that result in environment that prevent equal access to health services; Promote prevention and encourage healthy living among recipients of care (HIV positive), prompt back to care efforts, adherence, and retention; Promote Household/Community led nutrition activities such as herbal gardens/nutritious crops; Build capacity of CSOs – proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation, record keeping, ethics, and confidentiality; and Support or train community press/radio to effectively disseminate HIV/AIDS messages.
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