U.S. Embassy Lilongwe announces an open competition for community-based organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment among one or more target populations at the local level.
Applicants must show experience in implementing HIV/AIDS programs and must be based in the community where the activities will take place.
- U.S. Embassy Lilongwe will partner with community organizations to complete small scale projects that support the Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan, the Malawi National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, and the PEPFAR Malawi Country Operational Plan 2023. Successful applicants will show a strong connection to the local community and a history of successful work.
- Priority activities include encouraging back to care, promoting treatment literacy, disseminating accurate HIV public messages, providing solutions to stigma and discrimination, and enhancing HIV prevention, care, and support.
- Grants for up to $10,000 are available.
- Length of performance period: 12 months.
- Facilitate community led monitoring activities by providing service users with information on proper service provision.
- Identify and address gaps to improve the HIV/AIDS referral system at community level.
- Engage with established networks, clubs, and/or support groups to distribute quality messaging on prevention, testing, and care.
- Address stigma, discrimination, violence, and marginalization toward members of vulnerable groups and people living with HIV/AIDS
- Create demand for testing
- Educate target beneficiaries on accessing proper information and services.
- Provide training and support on nutrition and healthy lifestyles for people living with HIV/AIDS.
- Promote life skills, sexual reproductive health, and HIV education for inschool and out of school youth, with a focus on delaying sexual activity, avoiding transactional and age disparate sex, and building self-efficacy.
- Promote integration of HIV/AIDS activities or messaging with other development interventions happening in the community.
- Engage local leaders on changing community and social norms to prevent the spread of HIV.
- Eligible Applicants are:
- Community Faith-Based Organizations
- Youth Networks
- Community-Based Non-profit Organizations
- Key Population Networks and Organizations.
- Eligible applicants are community-based organizations (CBOs), youth networks, faith-based organizations (FBOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that work directly with communities in promoting HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and adherence practices.
- Applicants should be organized, motivated, and able to show a real impact in the community. The proposed project must be feasible and based on the local socio-economic context.
- Applicants should have adequate internal controls and financial monitoring procedures in place, and strong ties to and support from the local community and local governmental bodies.
For more information, visit PEPFAR Small Grants Program.