THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES A CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE U.S. PEPFAR SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
Open Call for Applications: January 1 through February 28, 2018
The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the United States President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program.
The PEPFAR Small Grants Program is highly competitive and supports projects related
to HIV prevention, the care of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and the promotion of
democracy and governance in Zambia’s HIV response systems. HIV prevention small grants assist
projects mitigating the spread of HIV. OVC small grants assist with innovative projects that provide
care and support to OVC and their households to improve OVC’s standard of living through
financially sustainable, community-led projects. The democracy and governance grants seek to
improve accessibility, transparency, and effectiveness in Zambia’s HIV response at the community
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Community and faith-based organizations, neighborhood groups, and institutions of learning are encouraged to apply.
What are the objectives of the Program?
HIV Prevention Small Grants
- Address stigma and discrimination, especially among key populations
- Promote positive behavior change and practices in individuals to prevent the spread of HIV
- Build capacity and empower communities to sustainably reduce the spread of HIV
- Support income-generating to sustain HIV prevention activities at the community level
OVC Small Grants
- Strengthen caregivers’ knowledge and skills to better provide for their children’s basic needs
- Ensure OVCs’ continued access to food, shelter, education, and psychosocial, medical, and
- Develop sustainable economic support for households of OVCs
Democracy and Governance related to Zambia’s HIV response
- Educate community members about their rights around HIV-related health services and how to
ensure their rights are upheld
- Promote and ensure organizations’ (that provide HIV/health services) transparency and
accountability to those who benefit from programs
- Collaborate with other community/civil society groups with common themes and interests to
improve HIV-related health services
Category I : Up to ZMW maximum may be requested for one year projects
Category 2: Up to ZMW 250,000 maximum maybe requested by community and faith-based
organizations with capacity to implement project activities on a large scale. Applicants must provide
recommendations from previous funding agencies indicating successfül implementation of projects.
Project Duration: October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019
Application forms can be downloaded at http://zm.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/pepfar/pepfu–
Contact: Program Manager, Civil Society Engagement
PEPFAR Coordination Office
Embassy of the United States of America
P.O. Box 320065, Lusaka, Zambia
(+260) 211 357062
Open period for receipt of applications: January 1 through February 28, 2018.
Applications received after the February 28, 2018 deadline will not be held or reviewed.