Transformative Grants are focused on supporting the development and implementation of programs and activities that address the four programmatic focuses of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative® Coordinating Centers, including organizational capacity building; wellbeing, mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use, and telehealth; faith based advocacy; and HIV-related stigma reduction. The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).
A brief description of the four Transformative Grant funding areas is listed below. For more details about the funding areas and award, please review the Request for Proposals (RFP) application (click on the funding areas below for the content specific RFP).
Click HERE for the Combined Coordinating Centers RFP with details for all focus areas.
Funding Area: Building Organizational Capacity
Lead Coordinating Center: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
This initiative will allow applicants to seek funding to support organizational capacity building activities in at least one of three focus areas: 1) rural infrastructure development, 2) alliance and partnerships, and/or 3) community-level or upstream intervention planning.
Funding Area: Wellbeing, Mental Health, Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Use and Telehealth
Lead Coordinating Center: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
This initiative will focus on organizational change in trauma informed care, to include but not limited to, wellness, mental health, substance use (especially opioid use), and telehealth and its intersection with HIV in the Southern United States.
Funding Area: Reducing HIV-Related Stigma Reduction
Lead Coordinating Center: Southern AIDS Coalition
This initiative will focus on supporting the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma.
Funding Area: Faith-Based Advocacy & Spiritually Integrated Capacity Building
Lead Coordinating Center: Wake Forest University School of Divinity
This initiative will focus on building the capacity of faith leaders’ understanding of and engagement with their communities’ health challenges and opportunities, and equipping them to co-create with key community partners new holistic strategies for addressing HIV/AIDS and related health concerns.
|Geographic Location||Applicants must be located in AND provide services in one of 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.|
|Non-Profit Status||Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor to apply.|
|Grant Period||Applicants must be able to complete work proposed within an 18-month period beginning June 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.|
|Award Amount||The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).|
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