The CLM program is funded through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The U.S. Embassy in Harare administers the PEPFAR Small Grants program and 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.
- 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 Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces.
- PEPFAR is also supporting an Advocacy Core Team (ACT) to convene a national CLM steering committee and serve as its Secretariat. In partnership with PEPFAR, the Ministry of Health and Child Care, and the National AIDS Council, ACT 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 diagnose and pinpoint persistent problems, challenges, and barriers with service uptake of HIV treatment services.
- Total Amount Available: $ 425,000;
- Maximum for Each Award: $ 25,000;
- Minimum Expected Awards: 15 across 10 provinces.
Specific deliverables include:
- Data collection and documentation of challenges and/or issues identified at facilities across the province(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; client satisfaction.
- Demand creation for HTS and viral load testing.
- Participate in health facility structure feedback meetings (e.g., health center committees).
- Establish facility structure feedback meetings in facilities where none exist.
- Site-level advocacy (social contracts with duty bearers).
- 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 provincial level.
Participants 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.
- Only organizations registered with the government of Zimbabwe will be considered eligible organizations.
- Eligible organizations must have experience of successfully implementing programs.
- Eligible organizations must have established offices, at least 12 months prior to application submission, in the province for which they are applying to implement the CLM program.
- An organization may apply for consideration for more than one province but is only eligible to receive one CLM award.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329524