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Funding Local NGOs In the Response to HIV/AIDS Under PEPFAR. Pact Community REACH. Pact’s HIV/AIDS Global Grants Program. Awarded in 2001 by USAID to rapidly make available HIV/AIDS funding to INGO & local NGOs – for care & support, prevention & VCT

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pact s hiv aids global grants program
Pact’s HIV/AIDS Global Grants Program
  • Awarded in 2001 by USAID to rapidly make available HIV/AIDS funding to INGO & local NGOs – for care & support, prevention & VCT
  • Community REACH consists of a global grants program (22 countries) & country & regional level HIV/AIDS grants programs in
    • South Africa - Cambodia
    • Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland - Brazil
    • Vietnam
    • Greater Mekong Region
global outreach
Global Outreach

7 global grants solicitations - 550 applications

2001 – 2003 – Pre-PEPFAR – Intl & local – 22 rapid scale up & intensive countries

  • Community HBC & support
  • Youth VCT – Linkages & Referrals
  • Reducing Stigma & Discrimination
  • Support to OVC

2004 – 2005 – PEPFAR – Local NGOs only

  • Positive Prevention, Care & Support for PLWHA – Focus Countries
  • Support to HBC Volunteers- Non-Focus Countries
  • Community Engagement in ARV Treatment – Non-Focus Countries
why grant to local ngos
Why Grant to Local NGOs?
  • Accountability and Commitment
    • Passion & involvement
    • Transparency
    • Respect & trust of participants
    • Culturally appropriate
    • Provide missing link between

communities and formal treatment services

  • Cost Effective
    • Embedded in local economy
    • Inspire volunteerism
    • Greater chance of sustainability
grantee results prior to pepfar 2001 2004
Grantee Results Prior to PEPFAR 2001-2004
  • $8 million in subgrant funds to 80 organizations in 22 countries (11 PEPFAR Focus Countries)--55 local new USG partners (Average grant size $200,00 for two-three year programs)
  • Reached over 520,000 individuals w/ prevention messages & services through 40 outlets
  • Provided care & support to 75,000 PLWHA & OVC through 28 programs
  • Provided VCT services to over 27,000—primarily youth at 20 service points
  • Trained nearly 10,000 HCWs & support staff
transitioning to pepfar challenges successes
Transitioning to PEPFARChallenges & Successes

Challenges

  • Of 20 grant programs in 11 Focus Countries – Only 25% picked up by the COP process
  • 2004 Non-focus grantees roadblock to additional $
  • Procurement process of funds slow
  • FY05 Grant Program Shifted to Non-Focus Countries: Malawi, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Russia, Ukraine

Successes/Adaptations

  • PCI- Bwafwano – Zambia, HAPCSO Ethiopia
  • Adapted global grant lessons learned in engaging local NGOs/FBOs/CBOs to country-level programs
  • OGAC revised M&E Structure – M&E workbook
pepfar focus country regional programs south africa february 2004
PEPFAR Focus Country & Regional ProgramsSouth Africa, February 2004

Program

  • APS Process for INGO & local NGOs – large grants program avg. size $2.5 million for Pepfar activities

Challenges

  • South Africa NGO Country Portfolio transitioned from single agency (s) to inter-agency management
  • Rigorous competition
  • PEPFAR M&E reporting requirements—lack of understanding

Successes

  • Rapid funding of NGOs under PEPFAR
  • Broad Outreach to NGO community
botswana lesotho swaziland january 2005
Botswana, Lesotho & Swaziland – January 2005

Program

  • HIV/AIDS grants program to regional & local NGOs/CBOs/FBOs—avg. size $100,00 (1-3 years) for Prevention & Care
  • Grants – 32 Botswana, 22 Lesotho,15 Swaziland

Challenges

  • Overwhelming response from CBOs-
  • Capacities of local CBOs/FBOs varies– capacity building & TA key

Successes

  • Utilized lessons learned from South Africa APS process
  • Articulated PEPFAR goals from solicitation process
vietnam january 2005
Vietnam January 2005

Program

  • Rapidly Fund & Start-up Program–One-year grants – Average grant size $300,000 to Intl and Local NGOs
  • Activities funded range of Pepfar activities

Challenges

  • NGOS not familiar w/ PEPFAR goals & reporting
  • Treatment issues & multi-year commitment & sustainability – Central procurement & ability to sustain drugs
  • Procurement – Funds projected for April 2005 still not available September 2005

Successes

  • Able to forward fund from central mechanism
  • Two Treatment programs started
implementation issues
Implementation Issues
  • Procurement delays versus rapid implementation & start-up
  • COP process of identifying partners & local NGOS
  • Budgets remain fixed on preliminary plans & decided annually
  • Central procurement mechanisms for ARV drugs with separate NGOs & government agencies implementing programs
  • Treatment costs versus continuum of care