HIV/AIDS Program in Honduras

The summary for the HIV/AIDS Program in Honduras grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Honduras USAID Tegucigalpa, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
HIV/AIDS Program in Honduras: Achieving Program Results The objective of this program is to limit the transmission of HIV and mitigate its impact in the specific geographic areas ("focus areas") and among the specific target populations described in Section I. D of the RFA. To achieve this objective, USAID/H has budgeted up to $7.4 million for program activities ending September 30, 2008. We encourage applicants to develop a program which assists local NGOs to reduce high-risk behavior and provide care and support for people with HIV/AIDS by increasing the use of prevention and care-and-support services and improving local institutional capacities to deliver, monitor and evaluate them. The program should be of sufficient scale, concentration and geographic extent to cover significant portions of the target populations. Prevention activities should include (i) VCT (using rapid HIV tests and confirmatory tests for all positive results) and its vigorous promotion and (ii) community-level behavior-change communication (BCC), including the design and use of complementary IEC materials, to reduce high-risk behaviors, not simply to create awareness of facts or problems. The Recipient should give priority in awarding sub-grants to NGOs that can provide all these services in an integrated manner. Care-and-support activities should include (i) counseling, including prevention counseling and the design and use of complementary IEC materials; (ii) diagnosis and treatment of minor opportunistic infections and palliative care; (iii) referral to public or private sources of more sophisticated care, including the diagnosis and treatment of TB and sexually transmitted infections and anti-retroviral therapy, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission; and (iv) IEC activities to reduce stigma and discrimination. The Recipient will give priority in awarding sub-grants to NGOs that can provide all these services in an integrated manner. Separate sub-grants may be made to NGOs providing either prevention services or care-and-support services, or single sub-grants may be made to NGOs that provide prevention services and care-and-support services. However, grants that cover both prevention and care and support are preferred, given the obvious efficiencies involved. The program should be characterized by a high degree of collaboration between NGO sub-grantees and the local communities they serve; other relevant local organizations; other components of USAID/H's HIV/AIDS program; other-donor programs; and with the MOH, the National HIV/AIDS IEC Committee, and the Global Fund. We invite applicants to describe the relationships they envision with these program components. We encourage applicants to design and propose a program consistent with USAID regulations that: ? Establishes illustrative sub-grant selection criteria that will be finalized upon award; ? Publicizes the sub-grants program widely in the focus areas; ? Develops a simple initial application in Spanish in which sub-grant applicants would note the intended results of the sub-grant; the populations involved; a budget; and a monitoring plan; ? Processes grant applications and notifies potential and unsuccessful applicants within three months of the date of receipt of the application; ? Provides technical assistance/training to NGOs that need assistance in further developing promising proposals; ? Funds promising proposals; ? Provides technical assistance/training to sub-grantees to implement, monitor and evaluate activities under their sub-grant; ? Establishes a program monitoring and evaluation system, consistent with the system being developed by MEASURE/Evaluation; and ? Strengthens the technical and managerial capacity of sub-grantees to provide good-quality prevention and care-and-support services for the target populations in the focus areas. Applicants should estimate the dollar amount of a typical sub-grant envisioned under this program and any minimum or maximum amounts envisioned; the approximate number of sub-grants to be awarded per year and the approximate total amount of the program that will be awarded as sub-grants; and the distribution of sub-grants by focus area and high-risk population. We expect the grants program to promote gender equity and support a range of activities that will lead towards the achievement of the overall objective of limiting the transmission of HIV and mitigating its impact in the focus areas. In carrying out the program, the recipient will: Ensure that all USAID funds, including funds provided to sub-grantees, are managed and disbursed per USAID regulations and the cost principles; Provide overall technical direction and management oversight for the program; Provide all administrative and logistical arrangements for program operations, except for those arrangements and operations funded directly under sub-grants; Procure all HIV test kits required by sub-grantees to implement sub-grant activities; Develop for the approval of the USAID/H Mission Environmental Officer (MEO) a medical waste disposal program, including medical waste resulting from HIV testing, that is in compliance with 22 CFR 216, Environmental Procedures; and, Ensure compliance with the Medical Waste Disposal Program for all program-funded activities. EXPECTED RESULTS A. Increased adoption of preventive behaviors among target populations in focus areas, including group members with HIV/AIDS. Indicators: use of condoms among each target population, including people with HIV/AIDS; abstinence and partner reduction among target populations, including adolescent members and people with HIV/AIDS. Means of Verifying Indicators: Behavioral surveillance surveys to be funded by USAID independently of the Cooperative Agreement. B. Increased provision of care-and-support services to members of target populations who have HIV/AIDS in focus areas and to their families. Indicators: (1) percent of people known to have HIV/AIDS, in each target population, who receive integrated care-and-support services, including IEC and prevention counseling, and who have access to condoms; (2) percent of people known to have HIV/AIDS who are screened for TB and sexually transmitted diseases; (3) percent of people with HIV/AIDS referred for TB and/or STD treatment who receive treatment; (4) percent of people with HIV/AIDS who are on anti-retro-viral treatment. Means of Verifying Indicators: Applicant's program monitoring and evaluation system.
Federal Grant Title: HIV/AIDS Program in Honduras
Federal Agency Name: Honduras USAID Tegucigalpa
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-522-04-013
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2004 Closing time will be 12:00 noon, loc
Posted Date: May 21, 2004
Creation Date: Jul 24, 2004
Archive Date: Jul 24, 2004
Total Program Funding: $7,400,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $7,400,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
All non-governmental organizations will be eligible
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
de Taracena, Aracely, Grantor, Phone 504-236-9320, Fax 504-238-2804, Email ataracena@usaid.gov ataracena@usaid.gov de Taracena, Aracely

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