HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program

Grant recipients from Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng, Free State and North West receiving their PEPFAR awards.
Grant recipients from Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng, Free State and North West receiving their PEPFAR awards.

HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program provides direct funding to community based organizations in the districts with the highest HIV burden in South Africa, that are providing services within HIV testing and counseling, HIV prevention and/or community-based care and support for people living with HIV (PLHIV).

All organizations funded through the Community Grants Program must be providing one or more of the following services:

  • Community based Care and Support – This is service delivery specifically for PLHIV, which includes activities such as adherence clubs, support groups, defaulter tracing and case management.
  • HIV Testing and Counseling – This includes geographic or population targeted HIV testing and counseling services (HTS) such as index, ‘hotspot’ or workplace testing, or testing hard to reach populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, men aged 20-49 and migrant laborers. Please note, general testing campaigns will not be considered.
  • HIV Prevention – This includes evidence based* prevention programs and/or targeted community mobilization that focused on one or more of the following categories:
    HIV prevention
    Stigma and discrimination
    Norms and behavior change
    Gender based violence
    Prevention of HIV and sexual violence
    Child protection
    Positive parenting
    *Evidence based means that the program uses a specific curriculum, implementation is monitored and can be measured and the program has been proven to yield positive results.

The Community Grants Program funds the programmatic costs associated with these activities, which may include supplies/materials, personnel, transport, equipment, furniture, training and/or administration in the context of the above activities. Effective implementation of any of these activities may also require building the capacity of civil society organizations in areas such as monitoring and evaluation and case management, as such, capacity building directly related to HIV activities is also considered for funding.

Grant implementation can be for one or two years with a maximum budget request of R600,000.

Organizations are selected for funding through a competitive process and are required to have a direct impact in their local community and have community support in the form of funding, labor and/or other services. Short-listed organizations must be able to establish clear performance goals, indicators and timely project deliverables that can be externally verified. Funded organizations are required to monitor, measure and report results achieved in accordance with PEPFAR’s reporting requirements. Once the grant is over, the organization must be able to continue on its own or with other funding from the community and/or other donors.

All community based organizations are encouraged to apply, particularly those serving key or priority populations, as well as PLHIV and faith based organizations.

  • Key populations include: sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons, people in prisons and people who inject drugs
  • Priority populations include: adolescent girls and youth women, adult men, clients of sex workers, displaced persons, military, mobile/migrant populations and non-injecting drug users

Applications are currently closed.

For information about the HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program, please visit www.CommunityGrantsSA.com

If you have additional questions, please contact one of the HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program Offices:

Community Grants Pretoria Community Grants Durban
Location:
USAID Building, Pretoria, 100 Totius Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0027
Location:
U.S. Consulate, Durban, 303 Dr Pixley ka Seme, (West) Street, 30th Floor, Delta Towers, Durban 4001
Postal address:
U.S. Embassy, Pretoria, PO Box 9536, Pretoria 0001
Postal address:
U.S. Consulate, Durban, 303 Dr Pixley ka Seme, (West) Street, 30th Floor, Delta Towers, Durban 4001
Phone: 010-141-2521/2543/2537 Phone: 031-305-7600 ext. 3216 / 3213
Email: CommunityGrantsSA@state.gov Email: CommunityGrantsSA@state.gov