PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2015-2016, U.S. Embassy Maseru [Communities Affected by AIDS/HIV]

DOS-MSU-PFSGP-FY16
PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2015-2016, U.S. Embassy Maseru
Department of State
U.S. Mission to Maseru-Lesotho

Everyone is Lesotho is either infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Source: http://www.helplesotho.org/lesotho/hivaids-in-lesotho/

Criteria for Funding

Consideration will only be given to projects which:

  • Address the needs of OVC and/or support community-based HIV and AIDS palliative care and home health care
  • Have at least eight project members
  • Improve basic economic or social conditions at the local community or village level
  • Support high impact, quick implementation activities that benefit a substantial number of people within one year without requiring further assistance or funding
  • Are oriented toward communities, not individuals
  • Involve at least a 10% contribution of cash, labor, or materials by members of the local community
  • Are within the ability of the local community to operate and maintain
  • Are managed and run by local Basotho groups, e.g. community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and/or groups of people living with HIV or AIDS
  • Can be measured through tangible results and reports, e.g. number of people supported and/or trained
  • Are a direct response to the initiative and aspirations of the local community

Grant Conditions

PEPFAR Small Grants program funds can be used for:

  • Home-based caregiver kits and medical supplies
  • Training for caregivers and care providers
  • Equipment for OVC centers
  • Educational materials and training supplies
  • Equipment, materials and technical training for income-generation projects
  • Ongoing administrative or operating costs (but no more than 10% of total requested funds budget)
  • Structured and measurable prevention and awareness campaigns, workshops and outreach sessions

PEPFAR Small Grants program funds cannot be used for:

  • Remodeling or renovating an existing facility that is in disrepair as a result of neglect or lack of money
  • Projects managed by private businesses, private crèches or public schools
  • Food and food parcels
  • School uniforms, school fees or student bursaries
  • Salaries and/or personal expenses
  • Motorized vehicles or tractors
  • Pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides
  • Office equipment such as computers, fax machines, or photocopiers
  • Military activities (including those relating to police, prisons or other law enforcement activities)
  • Activities with unmitigated and negative environmental consequences, e.g. dams or forest roads 

Measurable Results Requirement

PEPFAR Small Grants program funds can only be used for projects which are able to measure and report on how they contribute to HIV/AIDS and OVC care.  Projects must be able to count or describe the following on a quarterly basis:

Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Projects

  • Services provided (e.g. healthcare, shelter, child protection, HIV and AIDS prevention education)
  • Number of children served
  • Number of providers and/or caregivers trained

Community-based Palliative and Home Care Projects

  • Number of individuals provided with general HIV-related palliative and home care
  • Type of care provided (such as physical, spiritual, psychological, or social support)
  • Number of caregivers trained to provide general HIV-related palliative and home care

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-MSU-PFSGP-FY16
Funding Opportunity Title: PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2015-2016, U.S. Embassy Maseru
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation: Health, HIV/AIDS, Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 19.029 — The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Posted Date:Oct 22, 2015

Creation Date:Oct 22, 2015

Original Closing Date for Applications:Jan 31, 2016 

 Current Closing Date for Applications:Jan 31, 2016 

 Archive Date:Mar 1, 2016

Estimated Total Program Funding:$150,000

Award Ceiling:$25,000

Award Floor:$5,000
Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: All applicants must be non-profit local community based organizations that address the needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and/or support community based HIV and AIDS care initiatives.

Additional Information

Agency Name: U.S. Mission to Maseru-Lesotho
Description: Funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR. The PEPFAR Small Grants Program is for community initaited projects which aim to strengthen health services in communities affected by HIV and AIDS. The program supports projects that support and protect vulnerable children (OVC) and adolecents, and community based HIV and AIDS care initiatives. The funds can only be used for projects which are able to measure and report on how they contribute to HIV and AIDS, and OVC care. The U.S. Embassy Maseru will prioritize proposals that present creative, original and innovative ideas and that improve basic economi or social conditions at the local community or village level.
Link to Additional Information: http://maseru.usembassy.gov/pepfar-small-grants-program.html
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Special Projects Office, U.S. Embassy Maseru +266 2231 2666
grantsmaseru@state.gov

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2 thoughts on “PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2015-2016, U.S. Embassy Maseru [Communities Affected by AIDS/HIV]

  1. We are very happy this project can help us crc,m staying at kzn/mtubatuba,m also living with HIV for 18yrs,helping my community so long,my Sandra Dlamini,PLC come at Kzn,uMkhanyakude Mtubatuba town,PLC Pepfar

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