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TARGETED Request for Proposals GMT Initiative Community Awards – Caribbean

Grant Amount: Approximately 100,000 USD is available in the Caribbean.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is pleased to announce new funding for innovative projects that focus on innovative combination interventions that increase access to HIV prevention and ARV/STI treatment for gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (GMT) in the Caribbean. Grassroots organizations led by or closely linked to men who have sex with men (MSM) or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in low- and middle-income countries in the Caribbean are encouraged to submit relevant proposals. Funds for this round of awards are made available through the generous support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

This request for proposals (RFP) solicits proposals for innovative community-led projects relevant to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS among gay men, other MSM, and/or transgender individuals (GMT).

Regional priorities have been determined in advance of issuing the RFP by surveying a wide range of community-based colleagues with experience and expertise in the region. Based on the survey, only proposals that address the following types of programming will be considered:

Projects that focus on systems change - Innovative combination interventions that increase access to HIV prevention and ARV/STI treatment for GMT, including any combination of the following:
Increased access to HIV/STI testing, including monitoring follow-up, linkages to care, and documenting results;
Increased access to HIV care, particularly ARV treatment for GMT who are positive (ideally linked with adherence counseling and secondary prevention);
Decreasing stigma and discrimination for GMT in healthcare settings (public and private) through various means including but not limited to provider education and sensitization training;
Distribution of condoms and condom-compatible lubricant;
Monitoring and documenting episodes of stigma and discrimination for GMT in public healthcare and other social service settings, and producing a report for broader dissemination and advocacy efforts;
Advocacy related efforts to inform and increase support for GMT/HIV programming and policies among key stakeholders at the local and/or national level.
Funding Organization
Fund Category
Fund Location Note
Low-and middle-income countries in the Caribbean (to see list of eligible countries visit:; .
Eligible Organizations
Community Based Organizations
International Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Award Date
Number of Awards Given
5 to 6 awards
Award Amount
Maximum Amount
Award Amount Notes
Each organization may apply for an award of up to $17,500 USD to support project-related costs for up to 12 months. Only one application may be submitted per organization. Proposals for general operating support will not be considered.

Approximately 100,000 USD is available in the Caribbean; amfAR anticipates funding from five to six proposals. Funding recommendations will be announced in February 2013. Organizations that are approved for awards can expect to receive funds to begin activities as early as April 2013.

Application Due Date
Project Start Date
Application Contact
amfAR/GMT Initiative Community
120 Wall Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 100053908
Fund Duration
Up to 12 months.
Antiretroviral Drugs
HIV Testing
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Medical Treatments and Therapies
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Social Services
STD Prevention
Developing Nations
Men Who Have Sex with Men
Transgendered Persons
Application Process
Application Instructions are available at:

E-mail submission(preferred): E-mail the completed application as an attachment to:

Maximum incoming file size is 5 MB. If application packet files are larger than 5MB, it is suggested to use a utility such as YouSendIt (, a secure online file sharing software that allows you to easily send large files and email attachments. YouSendIt has a free service option.

Hard copy submission: Send by mail or courier to:
amfAR / GMT Initiative Community Awards, 20 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3908 USA.

Please remember to mail or ship hard copy submissions with adequate time for delivery by deadline.

All applications (e-mail or hard copy) must be received no later than: December 17, 2012, 5:00 p.m. in New York City, USA (UTC 21:00).

Deadlines are strictly observed. Applications that are received late, are incomplete, or exceed page or budget limitations (see instructions) will not be reviewed. Proposals may include citations, listed references, and resumes (curricula vitae) for key personnel. Web links to important documents and articles may be listed, but they should not be included as physical attachments.

Applicants are encouraged to e-mail if they have any questions or seek advice about this RFP, program design, or the application requirements.

Web Site–_Caribbean_–_Deadline_17_December_2012/

Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4606

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