U.S. Embassy Maseru Special Projects Office announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a capacity building and coordination project for selected grantees of the PEPFAR Small Grants Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) Program.
In alignment with PEPFAR Country Operational Plan, CLM activities are required to ensure explicit focus on Key Populations. This does not mean KPs are the only focus on CLM activities but rather they must be included. Key Populations include men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and people in prisons and other enclosed settings.
The Community-Led Monitoring program is funded through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in support of the Ministry of Health’s effort to achieve HIV epidemic control through the implementation of evidence-based and client-centered interventions to accelerate progress in HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
- The goal of the CLM program is to help PEPFAR programs and health institutions identify persistent problems, challenges, and barriers to effective service and client outcomes at the site level in order to formulate workable solutions that overcome these barriers and ensure beneficiaries have access to quality services.
- The objective of the CLM program is to facilitate participation of local CSO players in the evaluation of HIV services, identify areas for improvement, advocate for change, guide the health care providers to incorporate monitoring as part of their routine activities, and popularize the CLM feedback tools among PLHIV groups.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
- Award Ceiling: $50,000
- Award Floor: $20,000
Based on the 2022 CLM implementation, some of the key activities will include;
- Conduct capacity assessments to unpack the grantees CLM technical capacity and the overall capacity of the organization
- Conduct CLM trainings, data collection, analysis and reporting and provide continuous technical support on implementation of the customized capacity building plans
- Consolidate CLM results, organize national level stakeholders feedback meetings and follow up on the agreed action plans and advocacy efforts
- Support triangulation of the results to the PEPFAR data streams and other related national data streams
- Liaise and coordinate with other CLM TA partners to leverage on the available resources
- Ensure that there is no duplication in the health facilities being monitored among all the grantees. This will include coordinating with Ministry of Health, CLM related partners and other key stakeholders.
- Ensure timely reporting of the grantees and prepare a consolidated report to be submitted to PEPFAR (through the Special Projects Office).
- Non-governmental organizations; networks of key populations, people living with HIV and other affected groups; or other entities that gather data and observations about components of HIV services, with a focus on getting input from recipients of HIV services.
- All applicants must be legally registered and have been in operation for at least five years to be eligible for funding.
- Demonstrate experience in successfully delivering capacity building support to CSOs
- Organizations must be able to demonstrate that they have adequate internal controls and financial monitoring procedures in place. Please note that organizations currently funded by PEPFAR to deliver health services either in the community or at the health facility are prohibited from applying for this grant.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.