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Aug 15, 2013

Proposals for PEPFAR Small Grants 2013


The United States (U.S.) Embassy’s Public Affairs Office in Accra, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), invites creative proposals that promote HIV/AIDS prevention and/or education through outreach activities in information sharing and/or programming.

A news release from the Public Affairs section of the Embassy and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra announced that project proposals are being accepted now through Friday August   23, 2013.

It explained that PEPFAR-funded Public Affairs grants aimed at educating people, especially Ghana’s “Most at Risk and vulnerable Populations”, as well as People Living with HIV (PLHIV) about HIV/AIDS, thereby preventing its spread.

The grants are also meant to provide the youth with information to make the correct choices and live in a positive way, whilst encouraging PLHIV’s to be integrated in community life in an inclusive manner, the release stated.

It indicated that budget requests for each small grant should not exceed 2,500 U.S. Dollars, and outlined the criteria for qualification for the grants as follows:

Eligible proposals must promote HIV/AIDS prevention through program activities (performing arts, talk programs) or those related to media and education.

Proposed projects should be innovative, have objectives that are sound and well-thought-out, and clearly indicate the target audience. Projects focusing on prevention and behavior change among Most At Risk Persons and among PLHIV have priority.

All proposals must include: organization/company profile, detailed budget, activity timeline, discussion of the target audience, detailed expected outcomes, and description of the project evaluation method.  The budget must be comprehensive and specific. The organization must have access to a bank account.

According to the release, an application form could be downloaded on the PEPFAR page of the US Embassy website: http://ghana.usembassy.gov/call-for-pd-grants.html, and that proposals should be forwarded to: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, No. 24, Fourth Circular Rd., Cantonments, P.O. Box GP 2288, Accra, Ghana.

It said any further inquiries could be directed to PEPFAR Media Specialist Dzid Enyonam Kwame, on telephone number 030 274 1302 or emailed to kwamede@state.gov.

Source: GNA