PEPFAR Uganda Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS 2024

Funding Opportunity Title: PEPFAR Uganda Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-UGA-SMGCG-FY25
Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2024, by 11:59 PM (UTC +3)
Assistance Listing Number: 19.029 – The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Programs
Maximum for Each Award: $15,000 USD
Total Amount Available: $310,000 USD
Period of Performance: 12 months with the option to extend up to an additional 12 months based on grantee performance and the availability of funds. Proposals submitted under this NOFO should not exceed 12 months.

Target Recipients: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Faith Based Organizations (FBO) and Community Based Organizations (CBO).

The U.S. Embassy Kampala / PEPFAR Uganda Small Grants Office announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications for a community grants program to combat HIV/AIDS. Outlined in this announcement are PEPFAR Uganda’s funding priorities, the strategic focus themes, and the proposal submission procedures. Please carefully read and follow all instructions below.

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PEPFAR Uganda invites proposals for projects that do one or more of the following:

  • Promote HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Address stigma, discrimination and/or gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Promote capacity building of local organizations and community structures to combat HIV.
  • Strengthen democracy and governance related to the national HIV response.
  • Promote HIV care and treatment, and continuity of HIV treatment, with a focus on key and priority populations that are disproportionately impacted by HIV.


This program is open to eligible organizations in all districts of Uganda with exception of activities targeting Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) activities in DREAMS districts.


  • Adolescent-friendly sex education and HIV prevention activities, campaigns, and workshops outside of the school day; activities that improve linkage to HIV treatment, support disclosure, treatment continuity and viral load suppression among children and adolescents living with HIV through family counseling and peer groups; youth camps that promote prevention.
  • Providing job skills training for women and girls living with HIV.
  • Religious leader training programs focused on HIV/AIDS, addressing misinformation about HIV, and building inter-faith networks to support people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).
  • Enrolling and retaining members of key populations (KP) living with HIV in HIV care and treatment and other health services towards the PEPFAR 95-95-95 goal1; providing targeted HIV testing and counseling (HTC) that are accessible to KPs (i.e. mobile counseling and testing, drop-in centers, “hotspots,” and households); promoting an inclusive community view of the legal environment around KP programming; helping KPs know their legal rights and enabling them to advocate for basic human rights; or building capacity within civil society organizations to combat stigma and discrimination.
  • Implementing education programs for HIV prevention and awareness, including for key and priority populations.
  • Projects targeting males which may include health education, targeted HIV testing and counseling, couples counseling, safer sexual practices, risk reduction counseling, family planning and linking HIV negative male partners to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs, and education programs to reduce incidence of GBV.
  • Evidence-based programs in positive parenting, positive gender norms training, and treatment continuity support groups; provide education support to ensure school retention, transition and completion targeting highly vulnerable adolescent girls (both HIV infected and affected) at-risk of dropping out of school; provide targeted assistance to children and caregivers that have been survivors of GBV including identification and notification of GBV cases, linkage to health and psychosocial services, and follow-up through the legal redress process; counselling and sensitization to disclosing HIV status.
  • Developing networks of PLHIV to increase retention in care and offering access to mental health or psychosocial support services to reduce the risk of developing mood, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.
  • Approaches to improve awareness, access and use of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services by people with disabilities (PWD), and inclusion in policy dialogue and decision making.
  • Use of technology and social media (WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to target youth; HIV/AIDS education, providers map of facilities for testing and treatment; creating internet hubs to attract beneficiaries.
  • Training for local press to effectively cover HIV/AIDS.
  • Projects outside of Kampala and Wakiso are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Projects promoting political or specific religious activity.
  • Construction projects.
  • Lobbying for or against specific legislation.
  • Projects sponsored by an individual or a for-profit organization.
  • Projects focused on adolescent girls (mentoring, income-generating activities, school retention, etc.) in DREAMS districts and cities (Agago District, Apac District, Bukomansimbi District, Fort Portal City, Gomba District, Gulu District, Gulu City, Kalangala District, Kampala District, Kampala City, Kassanda District, Kayunga District, Kwania District, Kyotera District, Lira District, Lira City, Luwero District, Lwengo District, Lyantonde District, Masaka District, Masaka City, Mbarara District, Mbarara City, Mityana District, Mubende District, Mukono District, Omoro District, Oyam District, Rakai District, Sembabule District, Wakiso District).
  • Generalized HIV testing (if done, testing must be targeted to key/priority populations).


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