The Political and Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon announces an open competition for KP Network organizations to submit applications under the FY 2023 PEPFAR Small Grants Community Led Monitoring Activities program for KPs to spot check the implementation of comprehensive and quality KP HIV services, monitor the availability and accessibility of KP specific services and health commodities, report on KP experiences of violence, stigma and discrimination, and monitor the implementation of promised changes, in some cities of the four PEPFAR covered Zones in Cameroon.
- To improve KP specific HIV service delivery and outcomes by identifying and understanding data-driven solutions to overcome barriers and ensure KPs receive optimal people-centered HIV services in a manner that is productive, collaborative, respectful, and solutions-oriented.
- Specific Objectives
- To spot check the implementation of comprehensive and quality KP HIV services.
- To monitor the availability and accessibility of KP specific services and health commodities.
- To improve accountability and responsiveness in service delivery.
- To report on KP experiences of violence, stigma and discrimination.
- To monitor the implementation of promised changes.
- Specific Objectives
- Length of performance period: 11 months
- Number of awards anticipated: 01 award
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $100,000
- Total available funding: $100,000
- Type of Funding: FY22/23 Economic Support Funds under the Foreign Assistance Act
- Anticipated program start date: November 15
- Monitoring of both Community and Clinical Sites at the following locations:
- Bamenda, Bafoussam, Bertoua, Douala, Yaounde, Kribi, N’Gaoundere;
- Monitoring of only clinical sites at the following locations:
- Buea, Limbe, Dschang & Foumbot
- In these cities, implementers will work in, but not limited to:
- Drop-in centers
- Hot spots
Participants and Audiences
- The intended group of audience is KP-led networks of CBOs covering the four KP sub-group populations, including, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW), People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), and Transgender (TG).
- Eligible Applicants
- The following organizations are eligible to apply: This CLM will be conducted objectively by KP-led independent Cameroonian locally registered organizations and more precisely by through KP-led networks consisting of CBOs which cover KP sub-groups including: MSM, FSW, PWID, and TG.
- PEPFAR Implementing partners who currently work on service delivery at clinical and community sites cannot be funded to do this work, even if they will sub-grant to a local civil society organization.
- Cost Sharing or Matching
- Providing cost sharing, matching, or cost participation is not an eligibility requirement for this NOFO.
- Other Eligibility Requirements
- In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued, Individuals are not required to have a UEI or be registered in SAM.gov.
- Eligibility Note: Grant awards are contingent on the receipt of funding. If the program is not approved, no grants will be awarded under this call.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343833