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Positive Organizing Project RFP
AIDS United, with funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc., is pleased to announce the opportunity for grant support through the Positive Organizing Project (POP)!

In the thirty-six years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the first cases of what would later be defined as HIV, biomedical interventions and access to quality care have transformed HIV from a once-fatal disease to a chronic manageable condition. This progress would not have been possible without the advocacy and leadership of people living with HIV who were the driving force behind pushing for HIV cure and treatment research with urgency.

We believe that realizing the true potential of this moment in the AIDS epidemic will require partnership with a revitalized grassroots movement of people living with HIV. People living with HIV have a critical role to play in combating stigma, serving as role models for disclosure and engagement in care, working to decriminalize HIV, and leading advocacy activities by—and for—people living with HIV, towards policy and programmatic solutions. 

The goal of the Positive Organizing Project is to increase grassroots mobilization and engagement among people living with HIV within service delivery systems to:
  • directly impact stigma,
  • improve the policy and community environment for inclusive and effective HIV programs, and
  • indirectly improve outcomes along the continuum of care.

AIDS United will support projects via two tracks, both of which are built on meaningful involvement of people living with HIV (MIPA):
  1. Building a MIPA-driven Organization: projects focused on concrete activities to strengthen the organizational practices and that operationalize MIPA values at the organizational level.
  2. MIPA-driven Grassroots Projects: projects focused on specific grassroots activities that involve the leadership of people living with HIV.
AIDS United expects to award grants through this initiative by October 1, 2017. Grant awards will range between $20,000 and $40,000. This funding will cover a project implementation period of 8 months.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, August 14, 2017.
Applications submitted after that time will NOT be accepted. All applications must be submitted electronically via AIDS United’s online application system. Download the Request for Proposals here.

Important Links and Documents:

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Applications are due August 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET.

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Budget Template
Diversity Table
Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV

Assistance during the Application Process:

AIDS United is hosting a technical assistance webinar for this RFP on Wednesday, July 26 from 3:30-5pm ET. Register here.

AIDS United is committed to assisting eligible applicants with the preparation of a complete and responsive application to the Positive Organizing Project initiative. Our staff is available to answer any questions and to provide technical support. We prefer that you submit questions and requests for assistance to our dedicated email address, [email protected], with your organization’s name in the subject line of the message. You may also call Julio Fonseca, at AIDS United, at (202) 876-2835.

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