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Transgender Leadership Initiative RFP
AIDS United, with generous support from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is pleased to announce the opportunity for grant support through the Transgender Leadership Initiative.

The transgender community is critically affected by HIV and faces unique challenges in HIV care. The leadership of the transgender community is essential to address the dire HIV epidemic in transgender communities, to improve transgender health outcomes, and to solidify transgender power in our society. More efforts must be undertaken to recognize the realities of transgender lives and enable transgender individuals to take up leadership roles to address their community’s needs. With this reality, AIDS United is supporting a Transgender Leadership Initiative to identify and expand the leadership capabilities of transgender individuals in local communities to aid in the response to HIV.

The goals of the Transgender Leadership Initiative are:
  • To develop leaders in the transgender community to improve HIV service delivery for their peers;
  • To increase transgender leadership presence in HIV policy arenas; and
  • To create a cohort of connected transgender leaders who support each other and network to impact their communities for improved outcomes for HIV.

AIDS United expects to award grants through this initiative by August 1, 2017. The average grant award will be $15,000; however, applicants are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. Grant periods must be between 6 to 8 months.

AIDS United is providing three methods of submission for this initiative – written application, phone/video conference call, or video submission:
  • Written applications are due no later than 4:59 pm Eastern Time on June 14, 2017.
  • Phone/video conference call application - appointments must be made no later than 4:59 pm Eastern Time on May 31, 2017.
  • Video submissions are due no later than 4:59 pm Eastern Time on June 14, 2017.

Late applications will NOT be considered. All applications must be submitted electronically via AIDS United’s online application system or via a telephone/video conference.



Important Links and Documents:

Begin Written Application
Continue Written Application
Schedule Phone/Video Application
Submit Video Application via Dropbox
Applications are due June 14, 2017 at 4:59 PM ET.

Request for Proposals (RFP)
FAQ - Updated May 17
Diversity Table

Assistance during the Application Process:

Download Slides here.

AIDS United is committed to assisting eligible applicants with the preparation of a complete and responsive application. Staff is available to answer questions and provide technical support. Please email questions and requests for assistance to Shannon Wyss, Program Manager at [email protected], with your organization’s name in the subject line of the message. You can also call Shannon at (202) 876-2851.

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