PEPFAR Small Grants Program

JANUARY 7, 2019


 Background: Last year, the U.S. Embassy Lilongwe (Embassy) announced the availability of funding through U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program (PSPG) through Notice of Funding Opportunity (# DOS-APSGP-FY19-001). Applications were due January 4, 2019, at 5pm (Malawi time). The Embassy has extended the deadline for applications to February 15, 2019, at 5pm (Malawi time) due to the recent lapse in appropriations.

The U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program (PSGP) is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  PEPFAR is recognized widely for efficiently and effectively investing U.S. taxpayer dollars to save millions of lives and change the course of the HIV pandemic.  Through implementation of our strategy and use of data, PEPFAR is constantly innovating to generate greater efficiencies, drive down costs, and increase our impact.  PEPFAR is a key partner and investor in the Government of Malawi’s national response to combat HIV and AIDS.

As part of this national response, the PSGP seeks to support grassroots, community-run projects throughout Malawi.  In 2018-2019, PSGP focuses specifically on innovative solutions to HIV testing; strengthening linkages to health facilities for equitable access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services; promoting treatment adherence for people living with HIV (PLHIV); providing job skills training for women and girls living with HIV, and involving press to effectively cover HIV/AIDS issues. The PSGP invites proposals for projects to support Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Youth Networks; Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work directly with communities in promoting HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and adherence practices.

In 2017, the U.S. Embassy supported ten (10) organizations across Malawi to implement projects that:(1) Ensured voices from youth born and living with HIV/AIDS were heard in developing interventions and solutions helping fellow youth make informed choices regarding HIV prevention, treatment, and adherence; (2) Targeted testing and treatment adherence interventions are supported through innovative approached that reach adolescents and men.; and (3) Address social, cultural and legal barriers that result in hostile environments creating barriers to equal access to health services for people living with and affected by HIV /AIDS.

Click here to Download a full Extension of Deadline for Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Download full application package (with all necessary forms to complete) below:

  1. DUNS Number Registration guide (PDF 542 KB)
  2. N-CAGE Code Guide (PDF 375 KB)
  3. PEPFAR 2018-2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity APSGP Statement -Final (PDF 514 KB)
  4. Sam Registration guidance (PDF 801 KB)
  5. SF_424a. Budget summary (PDF 55 KB)
  6. SF424_2_1-V2.1 (PDF 316 KB)
  7. SF424B Assurances for non-construction projects (PDF 116 KB)