PEPFAR Small Grants Program, Capacity Building and Coordination for Community-Led Monitoring

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PEPFAR Small Grants Program, Capacity Building and Coordination for Community-Led Monitoring: A. PROJECT DESCRIPTION U.S. Embassy Maseru Special Projects Office announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a capacity building and coordination project for selected grantees of the PEPFAR Small Grants Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) Program. CLM is a technique initiated and implemented by local community-based organizations and other civil society groups, networks of key populations (KP), people living with HIV (PLHIV), and other affected groups, or other community entities that gather quantitative and qualitative data about HIV services. The CLM focus remains on getting input from recipients of HIV services in a routine and systematic manner that intends to inform action and improvements. In alignment with PEPFAR Country Operational Plan, CLM activities are required to ensure explicit focus on Key Populations. This does not mean KPs are the only focus on CLM activities but rather they must be included. Key Populations include men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and people in prisons and other enclosed settings. The Community-Led Monitoring program is funded through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in support of the Ministry of Health's effort to achieve HIV epidemic control through the implementation of evidence-based and client-centered interventions to accelerate progress in HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The initial full implementation of the program was in 2022. The goal of the CLM program is to help PEPFAR programs and health institutions identify persistent problems, challenges, and barriers to effective service and client outcomes at the site level in order to formulate workable solutions that overcome these barriers and ensure beneficiaries have access to quality services. The objective of the CLM program is to facilitate participation of local CSO players in the evaluation of HIV services, identify areas for improvement, advocate for change, guide the health care providers to incorporate monitoring as part of their routine activities, and popularize the CLM feedback tools among PLHIV groups. The CLM Capacity Building and Coordination organization overall objective will be strengthen the capacity of the engaged CLM grantees in the evaluation of HIV services, identify areas of improvement and advocating for change. The scope of work will cover coordination and capacity building of approximately 10 CSOs who will be awarded funding at the level of $20 000 or less. This will be in support of CLM activities all districts of Lesotho, each CSO will be expected to ensure maximum coverage of the health facilities in each district in coordination with partners implementing CLM related interventions. On the key CLM activities is facility and community-based data collection which will be done on a quarterly basis and the CLM findings will be shared with all relevant stakeholders. Based on the 2022 CLM implementation, some of the key activities will include; · Conduct capacity assessments to unpack the grantees CLM technical capacity and the overall capacity of the organization · Conduct CLM trainings, data collection, analysis and reporting and provide continuous technical support on implementation of the customized capacity building plans · Consolidate CLM results, organize national level stakeholders feedback meetings and follow up on the agreed action plans and advocacy efforts · Support triangulation of the results to the PEPFAR data streams and other related national data streams · Liaise and coordinate with other CLM TA partners to leverage on the available resources · Ensure that there is no duplication in the health facilities being monitored among all the grantees. This will include coordinating with Ministry of Health, CLM related partners and other key stakeholders. · Ensure timely reporting of the grantees and prepare a consolidated report to be submitted to PEPFAR (through the Special Projects Office). Any applicant listed on the Excluded Parties List System in the System for Award Management (SAM) ( is not eligible to apply for an assistance award in accordance with the OMB guidelines at 2 CFR 180 the implement Executive Orders 12549 (3 CFR, 1986 Comp., p.189) and 12689 (3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p.235), “Debarment and Suspension”. Additionally, no entity listed on the Excluded Parties List System in SAM can participate in any activities under an award. All organizations applying for grants (except individuals) must obtain registration. Register in by logging onto: SAM registration is free and must be renewed annually. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION Complete application MUST include the following: · Completed and signed SF-424, SF-424A and SF-424B forms · Cover Page including a table with organization name, project title, target districts/location, name and contact information of the organization's primary point of contact · Table of Contents listing all documents and attachments with numbers · The proposal should contain sufficient information that anyone not familiar with community-led monitoring would understand exactly what the applicant wants to do. Applicant may use their own proposal format, but it must include all the items below: o Introduction to the Applying Organization o Program Goals and Objectives o Program Strategic Approach and Tools o Program Activities o Expected measurable results o Proposed Program Schedule and Timeline o Key Personnel o Program Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Detailed Budget amount of funding request; costs must be in U.S dollar and estimated in Maloti using exchange rate of $1=M16 and not exceeding $50,000 Budget Justification Narrative: After filling out the SF-424A Budget (above), use a separate sheet of paper to describe each of the budget expenses in detail. See section H. Other Information: Guidelines for Budget Submissions below for further information. Mandatory Application Forms Form SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance Form SF-424A Budget for Non-Construction Programs From SF-424B Assurances for Construction Programs Attachements · 1-page CV or resume of key personnel who are proposed for the program with their role description · Monitoring and evaluation narrative plan (not exceeding TWO pages, word document) · A copy of your organization's constitution · A list of committee/board members with their names and addresses. · A copy of project bank account details including the name of the bank, account name, account number and type of account (savings or checking). The PEPFAR Small Grants Community-Led Monitoring Program will accept applications from March 1, 2023 to April 28, 20023. Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to/handed in to U.S. Embassy Maseru Special Projects Office 254 Kingsway P.O. Box 333 Maseru 100, Lesotho The Special Projects Office will determine eligibility for all applications and then each application will be evaluated and rated individually against the following criteria, listed below. The Special Projects Office strives to ensure each application receives a balanced evaluation by a review panel. The application should be responsive to the NOFO. The implementation plan must be achievable and realistic for the means and skills of the community and must be completed within the 12-month timeframe. The application should clearly detail how activities will be carried out. The objectives should be clear, measurable, and have a well-articulated timeline. The budget must be complete and reasonable in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results, and the plan for services and related cost estimates must also be realistic. Below the table shows the scores of the sections, the total score is 80 Sections Score Meet Eligibility Information (under C) 5 Responsive to the NOFO 10 Technical Proposal (following the guide under D1) 20 Implementation Plan 10 Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 15 Related Experience 5 Budget 15 After rating, shortlisted applicants will be contacted and may be asked for an interview to provide additional information or clarification on portions of their application and may be asked to accommodate a site visit. The final list of applicants will be presented to an internal review panel for final selection. Applicants not selected will receive notification that they will not receive a grant.
Federal Grant Title: PEPFAR Small Grants Program, Capacity Building and Coordination for Community-Led Monitoring
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Lesotho (DOS-LSO)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Earmark
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-MSU-PEPFARCLMCB-FY24
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.029
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 28th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: April 28th, 2023
Posted Date: March 1st, 2023
Creation Date: March 1st, 2023
Archive Date: May 28th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $50,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Non-governmental organizations; networks of key populations, people living with HIV and other affected groups; or other entities that gather data and observations about components of HIV services, with a focus on getting input from recipients of HIV services. • All applicants must be legally registered and have been in operation for at least five years to be eligible for funding. • Demonstrate experience in successfully delivering capacity building support to CSOs• Organizations must be able to demonstrate that they have adequate internal controls and financial monitoring procedures in place. Please note that organizations currently funded by PEPFAR to deliver health services either in the community or at the health facility are prohibited from applying for this grant.
Grant Announcement Contact
Hopolang Monyamane
Phone 26622312666 Ext 4119
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