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U.S. Embassy announces call for PEPFAR small grants proposals to promote HIV/AIDS awareness

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The U.S. Embassy in Nassau is pleased to announce a call for small grants proposal under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program. The U.S. Embassy invites community based organizations, non-government organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, clubs, schools, and individuals to submit proposals for one-time grant between $5,000 and $10,000 for projects that promote HIV/AIDS awareness.  

The main goals of these grants include: educating people, especially youth, about HIV/AIDS and thereby preventing its spread; reducing stigma and encouraging safe practices for those living with the disease; and supporting communities to cooperate in fighting the epidemic.  In keeping with PEPFAR goals and the priorities of the Caribbean Regional Partnership Framework, proposals should target most-at-risk populations and persons engaged in high-risk behaviors, use mass media (i.e. broadcast, print, or new media) and have support from local government, community leaders, and the organization’s leadership, if applicable.

Proposals should focus on increasing community awareness of HIV/AIDS and promoting discussion and action to combat HIV/AIDS in The Bahamas.  The program strongly supports creative, original, and innovative activities including but not limited to, promotional risk-reduction and prevention messages, voluntary counseling and testing promotion, training and education opportunities, promotional contests, etc and encourages activities enlisting the input and involvement of persons living with HIV/AIDS.  Priority will be given to projects demonstrating collaboration among local NGOs.

The Embassy will hold a workshop to review the PEPFAR Small Grants Program Guidelines on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4 p.m.  Representatives from organizations submitting grant proposals are asked to register their attendance for this workshop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Proposals are due by March 13, 2013.  Late submissions will not be accepted. For complete details, visit the Embassy’s website: http://nassau.usembassy.gov