AIDS United: Request for Proposals for 2019 Syringe Access Fund

Deadline: 1 March 2019

AIDS United, in partnership with Elton John AIDS Foundation, H. van Ameringen Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, and Open Society Foundations, has announced the opportunity for off-cycle support through the Syringe Access Fund.

The Syringe Access Fund will prioritize support for programs in geographic areas in which access to sterile syringes can be dramatically improved through either greater programmatic capacity or policy improvement. The Syringe Access Fund will also prioritize support for programs that involve drug users in designing, delivering and evaluating services, as well as programs that are peer- and volunteer-run. Other compelling factors may include HIV  and HCV prevalence, injection drug use prevalence, opioid use, overdose incidence, availability of local funding, and areas in which policy improvements can have local, state, and/or national impact. Strategic partnerships are encouraged.


The primary goal of the Syringe Access Fund is to provide core support for programs that demonstrate:

  • An ability to provide high quality syringe access services; and
  • An ability to conduct local, statewide, or national-level policy advocacy initiatives.

Funding Areas

The Syringe Access Fund provides grants to support work in the following areas:

  • Syringe Access Direct Services: Access to sterile syringes through syringe services programs (SSPs); and
  • Education/Mobilization: Policy/advocacy campaigns focused on improving public policy at local, state, and/or national levels.

Funding Information

Organizations are eligible to apply for funding up to $75,000 over eight months.

Eligibility Criteria

Syringe Access Fund off-cycle grants will support work within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American Reservations/Tribal Land, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and any other U.S. territory. Organizations eligible to apply include any 501c3 organization (or those with a fiscal agent), including community-based organizations and AIDS service organizations, as well as faith-based, human rights, clinic or medical provider, and legal aid organizations

How to Apply

Completed proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

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  • Avatar Johannes Shikuloh says:

    we are southern africa region, namibia. are eligible to apply?

  • Avatar bimalesh says:

    we are South east asia region can we apply

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