The U.S. Embassy’s PEPFAR Small Grants office is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a community-led monitoring (CLM) program.
PEPFAR Small Grants recognizes the importance of engaging with communities in the development and implementation of HIV programming. PEPFAR will support at least one community-led monitoring initiative in each of Eswatini's 4 regions. PEPFAR is also supporting a national CLM steering committee in which the awardee organization will participate.
In partnership with PEPFAR, the Ministry of Health, NERCHA, will conduct quarterly reviews of client feedback collected from all stakeholders (including CLM Small Grant recipients) to help the national health institutions and PEPFAR programs diagnoses and pinpoint persist problems, challenges, and barriers with service uptake of HIV treatment services.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
- Award Ceiling: $25,000
- Award Floor: $15,000
Specific deliverables include:
- Data collection and documentation of challenges and/or issues identified at facilities across the region (s) and/or specific population groups using standardized tools.
- Conduct monitoring of HIV testing services (HTS); HIV treatment services (including retention and viral load); service provider perceptions, attitudes, and practices; customer satisfaction.
- Demand creation for HTS and viral load testing.
- Participate in health facility structure feedback meetings (eg, health center committees).
- Establish facility structure feedback meetings in facilities where none exist.
- Site-level advocacy.
- Monthly sharing of results and feedback with PEFPAR and other key stakeholders and make actionable recommendations.
- Participate in monthly meetings with the PEPFAR CLM Task Force and quarterly meetings with the national CLM steering committee to provide in-depth discussion of work and results at both the national and regional level.
Priority Region: All four regions in Eswatini
Attendees and Audiences:
- PEPFAR is seeking proposals from registered local community-based organizations and other civil society groups, networks of key populations (KP), people living with HIV (PLHIV), people with disabilities, and other affected groups or community entities that gather quantitative and qualitative data about HIV services and whose mission and activities focus on HIV programming.
- CLM funds are meant for activities that are community-driven and serve the community at large where they are being funded. Not-for-profit organizations including civil society, non-governmental organizations, traditional community groups and faith-based organizations, public and private educational institutions are eligible.
- PEPFAR-funded implementing partners or sub-awardees who currently work on service delivery at the site level are not eligible to apply in the region(s) they currently work.
- Eligible organizations must have experience of successfully implementing programs.
- Eligible organizations must have experience working in the region for which they are applying to implement the CLM program.
- An organization may apply for consideration for more than one region but is only eligible to receive one CLM award.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341407