Positive Organizing Project (POP)
Positive Organizing Project, supported by Gilead Sciences, is designed to revitalize a grass-roots organizing movement among people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) that impacts HIV-related stigma, raises education and awareness among policy makers, and indirectly improves outcomes along the continuum of care. The program supports local organizing efforts to address stigma and engagement in care. This is being accomplished by (1) revitalizing the movement of HIV-positive mobilization in local communities, and (2) ensuring synergistic efforts that help us document models that are effective in achieving organizing goals, and can be shared and scaled elsewhere.
New Funding Opportunity:
AIDS United (AU), with funding from Gilead, is pleased to announce the opportunity for grant support through the Positive Organizing Project (POP). The overarching goal of this initiative is to:
- increase grass-roots mobilization and engagement among people living with HIV within service delivery systems that directly impact stigma,
- improve the policy and community environment for inclusive and effective HIV programs; and
- indirectly improve outcomes along the HIV continuum of care.
AU expects to award grants through this initiative by Oct 19, 2015. Average grant award will be $15,000; however, applicants are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. Grant periods may not exceed one-year, and 6 to 8 month project periods are encouraged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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Applications are currently under review. Decisions will be announced in early October, 2015. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
The Power of Positive Voices - Webinar
The Power of Positive Voices, a webinar co-hosted with The US People Living with HIV Caucus, explored the history and value of meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in the national response to the epidemic. Viewers learned about the impact that HIV-positive involvement can have from the front lines of advocacy and peer services to the leadership of community organizations, Legacy Community Health Services' shared lessons learned from their own positive organizing work, and an introduction to a new funding opportunity from AIDS United for those interested in starting or growing their own positive organizing efforts.
The 2014-2015 Positive Organizing Project Grantees:
For more information about POP, email: POP@aidsunited.org
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