U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2017- 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity(NOFO)
The U.S. Embassy Lilongwe is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program. The U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program (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 grassroots, community-run projects throughout Malawi. In 2017-2018, PSGP focuses specifically on innovative solutions to ensure children in Malawi are born free of HIV and stay free of HIV. This requires ensuring voices from the youth born and living with HIV/AIDS (YLWHA) are heard in developing interventions and solutions, helping fellow youth make informed choices regarding HIV prevention, treatment, and adherence.
The PSGP invites proposals for projects to support Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work directly with communities in promoting HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and adherence practices.
In 2016, the U.S. Embassy supported eleven organizations across Malawi to implement projects that:(1) Initiate and scale up targeted community-based testing and treatment where the yield will likely be high such as in key populations, hot spots, estate workers, truck drivers, fishing communities, adolescents, men, and prisoners.; (2) Strengthen linkages to health facilities for equitable access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services, and coordination of communities to ensure adherence to ARTs; and (3) Address social, cultural and legal barriers that result in hostile environments creating barriers to equal access to health services for people living with and affected by HIV /AIDS and people with disabilities.