The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for the 2014 PEPFAR Small Grants Program. The PEPFAR Small Grants Program (PSGP) is part of the Caribbean Regional Partnership Framework against HIV/AIDS and focuses on community based prevention activities to reduce the spread of HIV, reduce AIDS related stigma and discrimination, and encourages communities to cooperate in fighting the epidemic.
Community-based organizations (CBOs), local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith based organizations (FBOs), clubs, and individuals are eligible to apply for funds.
In keeping with PEPFAR goals and the priorities of the Caribbean Regional Partnership Framework, projects should focus on most-at-risk-populations (MARPS) and persons engaging in high risk behavior. Gender based issues should also be addressed. Projects should reach out to communities and persons most affected by the issues being addressed, should increase the communities awareness of HIV/AIDS and advocate for action at the local level and within the country’s leadership. The projects should further provide opportunities to promote discussion and action in Suriname to combat HIV/AIDS and related issues.
Last year, the U.S. Embassy funded five projects totaling more than $30,000. The recipients of the 2013 PEPFAR Small Grants were the Caribbean Education Institute, the Suriname Business Coalition Against HIV&AIDS, the WINGroep Foundation, Stichting Liefdevolle Handen and Stichting ProHealth.
The U.S Embassy Paramaribo is proud to work together with Suriname to address public health issues and in particular to work together in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
For more information, please see guidelines (PDF, 332 KB) or contact Bhartie Chandoe – Ramdjanamsingh at ChandoeBX@state.gov The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014.