U.S. Embassy Tanzania’s PEPFAR Office: Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR)

Deadline: 14 March 2019

The U.S. Embassy Tanzania’s PEPFAR Office has announced that funding is available through its Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR) with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

PEPFAR Tanzania invites proposals for projects that:

  • Improve treatment literacy in the context of Tanzania’s transition to Tenofovir, Lamivudine, and Dolutegravier (TLD)
  • Address stigma and discrimination
  • Include innovative solutions to preventing and accessing support related to gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Reaching men with testing and linkage to treatment
  • Engage faith communities on any of the above points

Beneficiaries

Targeted beneficiaries of the PEPFAR Tanzania Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR) for this proposal include the following:

  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs)
  • Key Populations (KPs)
  • Men and Young Males
  • People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Adolescents Girls and Young Women (AGYW) (with an emphasis on AGYW 10-14 years of age)

Type of Projects that would be considered for Funding

This list outlines a sample of the type of projects that would be considered for funding. This list is not comprehensive. Other projects that address the topics in the “Program Description” section will be taken under consideration.

  • Community-based efforts to expand treatment literacy to ensure an understanding that ART should be started immediately upon diagnosis, that having an undetectable viral load means the virus isn’t transmissible, and ensuring an understanding of the transition to TLD as the primary first-line therapy
  • Innovative projects to reach men with HIV testing and ensure linkage to care and treatment that may include health education, HIV testing and counseling; couples counseling; safer sexual practices such as condom promotion; risk reduction counseling; education programs to reduce incidence of gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Training program for religious leaders to leverage faith-based structures to reduce stigma and discrimination

Funding Information

  • Length of performance period: 12 Months
  • Award amounts: Grants can be between $5,000 and $25,000 USD (Budget should be submitted in Tanzanian shillings and is calculated on the daily exchange rate if awarded

Eligible Applicants

  • The PEPFAR Small Grants Office welcomes applications from registered non-profit Tanzanian organizations such as Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Organizations must provide proof of their TIN registration or their tax-exempt certification.
  • Organizations selected for funding are required to have a direct impact in their local community and have community support in the form of funding, labor and/or other services. Selected organizations must be able to establish clear performance goals, indicators and timely project deliverables that can be externally verified. Funded organizations are also required to monitor, measure and report results achieved in accordance with PEPFAR’s reporting requirements. Once the grant is over, the organization must be able to continue on its own or with other funding from the community and/or other donors.
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://tz.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/pepfar/

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