Closing Date: 30 May 2015


The U.S. Mission South Africa is calling for applications for U.S. Ambassador's HIV and AIDS Community Grants.

The U.S. Ambassador’s HIV and AIDS Community Grants Programme is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to support community-run projects in the places with the highest HIV/AIDS burden in South Africa.   

PEPFAR funding opportunities for NPO's through the U.S. Ambassador's HIV/AIDS Community Grants Programme.

The programme funds projects that offer evidence-based activities to support and protect vulnerable children and adolescents, with an emphasis on girls and young women, their sexual partners, and their families in order to contribute to achieving an AIDS-free generation. Programmes most likely to be funded are those which improve the quality of services made available within a community through accredited training, mentoring, and implementation of HIV prevention; HIV counseling and testing (HCT) and improving linkages to HIV care and treatment services.  Grants in most cases will be under $25,000 per year (approximately R250 000) and are usually awarded for a one-year period. However, we will consider funding proposals that would require up to two years to complete funded activities. Each recipient of the Community Grants programme will be required to monitor, measure and report results achieved in accordance with PEPFAR’s reporting requirements.
Projects funded under this programme are required to have a direct impact in their local community and have community support in the form of money, labor and/or other services. To qualify for a grant, an organisation must be able to demonstrate that it has adequate internal controls and financial monitoring procedures in place.  

The assessment of an applicant organisation’s ability to successfully fulfill the purpose of a Community Grant includes:

  • Financial stability;
  • Quality of management systems, policies and structures  
  • History of performance. The applicant's record in managing other awards, including timeliness of compliance with applicable reporting requirements, conformance to the terms and conditions of previous awards;
  • Reports and findings from audits; and
  • The applicant's ability to effectively implement statutory, regulatory, or other requirements as required by law, donors and governing bodies.

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