PEPFAR SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa
The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program of the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa offers financial support to small-scale projects that help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and/or provide care and support to people who are infected and affected by the disease. Ethiopian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community- and faith-based organizations, and organized groups of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are welcome to apply for funding.
Projects selected for PEPFAR Small Grants funding must:
• have an immediate positive community impact
• have a significant community contribution and involvement
• be community-led
• be completed within one year
• be used for the project only
• be used effectively to benefit the largest number of people possible
• be self-sustaining beyond this one-time grant
Projects implemented by the PEPFAR Small Grants Program have engaged orphans and vulnerable children’s (OVC) guardians in sheep and poultry rearing to generate income for OVC educational and medical expenses; have helped women living with HIV/AIDs form bee-keeping, weaving, and embroidery cooperatives, selling their products on the local market to support their families; have conducted awareness-raising programs to prevent the spread of the disease among intellectually-disabled youth and local community members; and have trained volunteer PLWHA in home-based care to provide care to those bedridden with the disease.
Funded projects typically range from 5,000 to 30,000 USD in support. This year, the PEPFAR Small Grants Program is accepting applications until June 30, 2012.
For further information or to apply for this year’s program, click here for the PEPFAR Ethiopia Small Grants Program Guidelines and Application Form.