Grants

Gilead COMPASS Coordinating Centers

About Grants

The Gilead COMPASS Coordinating Centers provide resources for HIV disease control and prevention from community grants to organizations across the Southern United States to support the development of programs and activities that align with programmatic focus areas of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®. Four different funding mechanisms are available through the Coordinating Centers: Core grants, SPARK! grants, ACTION grants, and Transformative grants.

Transformative Grants

Transformative Grants are focused on supporting the development and implementation of programs and activities that address the three programmatic focuses of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®, including organizational capacity building; wellbeing, mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use, and telehealth; and HIV-related stigma reduction. The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).

A brief description of the three Transformative Grant funding areas is listed below. For more detail about the funding areas and award, please review the Request for Proposals (RFP) application.

Funding Area: Building Organizational Capacity
Lead Coordinating Center: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
This grant will allow applicants to seek funding to support organizational capacity building activities focused on infrastructure development and coalition and network building with non-traditional partners.

Funding Area: Wellbeing, Mental Health, Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Use and Telehealth
Lead Coordinating Center: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
This grant will focus on enhancing service provision around wellness, mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use (especially opioid use), and telehealth and its intersection with HIV in the Southern United States.

Funding Area: HIV-Related Stigma Reduction
Lead Coordinating Center: Southern AIDS Coalition
This grant will focus on supporting the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma.

Eligibility

Criteria Description
Geographic Location Applicants must be located in AND provide services in one of nine (9) Deep South states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, 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 a 12-month period beginning on January 1, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Award Amount The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).

How to Apply

Transformative Grant applications are currently closed.

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SPARK! Grants

About SPARK! Grants: Despite numerous studies, we still have much to learn about HIV-related stigma. Nonetheless, we know that the stigma we experience often results from ignorance, fear-based myths, and a general lack of awareness in our communities. Public marketing campaigns were once an important strategy for changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors around HIV and AIDS. Unfortunately, these campaigns and other community-level education initiatives are scarce in the Deep South and their messages often do not reflect the landmark scientific advances that have transformed what it means to live with HIV. These campaigns and initiatives are key in removing the veil of shame and fear that has far too long existed around HIV prevention and care.

In response to the absence of such campaigns and education initiatives in the Deep South, the Southern AIDS Coalition introduced SPARK! (Southerners Promoting Awareness, Resources, & Knowledge), a grant program to fund community-led campaigns and education initiatives across the Deep South. With this program, we are turning to you–community-based organizations with the ability to implement grassroots approaches to reach the communities you serve. Funding for SPARK! campaigns range from $2,500 to $25,000, with the amount of funding reflective of the scope of the campaign and the cost of planned media platforms.

Eligibility

Criteria Description
Geographic Location Applicants must be located in and doing work in one of nine (9) Deep South states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.
Non-Profit Status Applications 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 Your campaign should be able to be implemented within six (6) months of approval.
Evaluation Applicants must agree to work with our evaluation partners, if funded, to help measure the impact of the funding support provided. All organizations will also be required to complete a brief organizational survey before funds can be dispersed.

How to Apply

SPARK! Grant funding opportunities will soon open.  Given the current challenges facing organizations related to service delivery in the midst of COVID-19, we are taking time to develop a funding opportunity that will meet immediate needs around communications that will be most helpful to organizations and the communities they serve. 

SPARK! Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Applications are accepted via online submission (click on the apply button) on a rolling basis.

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Core Grants

About Core Grants: These grants provide funding support, up to $4,500 per organization, for a variety of organizational and staff resources, including technology and software, meeting space costs, conference attendance fees, professional development, and continuing education. Funding requests cannot already be covered by your organization’s existing funding sources and must be related to building organizational capacity in the following areas: governance and leadership; mission, values, and strategy; finance and administration; resource development; strategic relationships and coalition building; communications; internal management and operations; and service delivery and impact.

Three Funding Opportunities: Technology (up to $4,500), Staff Continuing Education Support (up to $3,000), and Community Convening Support (up to $2,000). View the detailed list of descriptions and eligibility here.

Eligibility

Criteria Description
Non-Profit Status Applications 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.
Geographic Location Applicants must be located in and doing work in one of nine (9) Deep South states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.
CBO Criteria Applicants must be Community-Based Organizations that meet at least one (1) of the following: 1) Is an AIDS Service Organization (ASO) OR 2) Is a community-based organization that prioritizes HIV/AIDS prevention or care services, OR 3) Is a community-based organization with a substantial budgetary investment in HIV-related programming.
Other Funding Funding requests should NOT include items currently covered by other funding resources.
Leadership Support Requests must have the support of the applicant organization’s leadership.

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ACTION in the South

Given the impact of COVID-19 on community organizations, ACTION Latinx and ACTION TGNC application deadlines are extended to May 4, 2020. Additionally, ACTION HBCU and ACTION DECORE applications will be postponed until summer 2020.

Las aplicaciónes para ACTION están abiertas hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020.

About ACTION in the South Grants: The ACTION (Act with Communities To Increase Opportunities and address Needs in the South) Grant is SUSTAIN’s funding opportunity that supports action-oriented projects in the US Deep South to build or enhance mental health and trauma informed approaches, promote wellness, and strengthen harm reduction approaches in organizations, coalitions, collectives, and groups. The proposed project should be grounded in Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV (MIPA) principles, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming inclusive, anti-racist/classist/ableist, multi-lingual (if applicable) and accessible to communities disproportionately impacted by HIV.

Sobre el financiamiento de ACTION in the South: El financiamiento/otorgamiento ACTION (Actuar con Comunidades para Aumentar las Oportunidades y abordar las Necesidades en el Sur) es una oportunidad de financiamiento/otorgamiento de SUSTAIN que apoya proyectos orientados a la acción en el sur del país, que construye o mejoran la salud mental y los enfoques informados de trauma, promueven el bienestar y fortalecen los enfoques de reducción de daños en la provisión de servicios en organizaciones, coaliciones, colectivas y grupos. El proyecto propuesto debe de ser basado en los principios de Una Participación Significativa de Las Personas que viven con el VIH (Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV, MIPA), e inclusivo a personas transgénero y genero no conforme, antirracista, anti clasista, antidiscriminatorio a personas discapacitadas, y multilingüe (si es aplicable) y accesible a las comunidades afectadas desproporcionadamente por el VIH.


 

We have been listening and thus for this round of ACTION grants we are centering the following issues and/or communities:

  • ACTION-TGNC – Supports organizations led by individuals whose gender is different than assigned coercively at birth, including but not limited to transgender, gender queer, non-binary, indigenous, and gender non-conforming (TGNC) genders to create funds, build movements, and increase access to TGNC affirming services.
  • ACTION-HBCU-Mental Health-HIV – Supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to develop campaigns and awareness programs/events or increase staff capacity to enhance services for students around mental health, substance misuse, sexual health, and HIV.
  • ACTION-DECOR – Supports organizations to enhance their physical environments to be more trauma-informed and healing centered.
  • ACTION-Latinx – Supports organizations to build or enhance services to be more trauma informed, promote wellness, and strengthen harm reduction approaches for Latinx led organizations or those organizations that predominantly serve Latinx communities.

 

Hemos estado poniendo atención y por lo tanto para esta ronda de financiamiento/otorgamientos ACTION se está enfocando en los siguientes temas y/o comunidades:

  • ACTION-TGNC – Apoya a las organizaciones dirigidas por personas cuyo género es diferente del asignado al nacer, incluyendo, pero no limitado a géneros transgénero, género queer, no binario, indígena, y géneros no conformes (TGNC) para crear fondos, construir movimientos, y aumentar el acceso a servicios de afirmación de géneros TGNC.
  • ACTION-HBCU– Salud Mental-VIH (ACTION-HBCU-Mental Health-HIV) – Apoya a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) para desarrollar campañas y programas/eventos de concienciación o aumentar la capacidad personal para mejorar los servicios para los estudiantes acerca de la salud mental, el uso indebido de sustancias, la salud sexual y el VIH.
  • ACTION- DECORACIÓN (ACTION-DÉCOR) – Apoya a las organizaciones a mejorar sus lugares físicos, para que sean más centrados en la sanación e informados sobre el trauma.
  • ACTION-Latinx – Apoya a organizaciones a construir o mejorar servicios que sean informados sobre el trauma, promuevan el bienestar y fortalecen los enfoques de reducción de daños para organizaciones dirigidas por Latinx y/o organizaciones que predominantemente dan servicio a la comunidad Latinx.

 

Eligibility/Elegibilidad

Criteria/Criterio Description/Descripción
Geographic Location/Ubicación Geográfica Applicants must be located in and doing work in one of nine (9) Deep South states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.

Los solicitantes deben estar ubicados y haciendo trabajo en uno de los estados de Sur de el país (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Luisiana, Mississippi, Carolina del Norte, Carolina del Sur, Tennessee, Texas).

Content Areas/Áreas de Contenido Projects must address HIV in the context of one of the following content areas: mental health, wellness, or substance use (particularly harm reduction approaches to services).

Los proyectos deben abordar sobre el VIH en el contexto de una de las siguientes áreas de contenido: salud mental, bienestar o consumo de sustancias (particularmente enfoques de reducción de daños en sus servicios).

Non-Profit Status/Estatus sin Fines de Lucro Applications 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.

Los solicitantes deben ser organizaciones sin fines de lucro y exentas de impuestos, según lo establecido en la sección 501(c)(3) del Código de Impuestos Internos. Los solicitantes que no tienen el estatus 501(c)(3) deben tener un patrocinador fiscal para solicitar.

Data-Driven Storytelling/Basada en Datos de Narración de Historias Collaborate with our evaluator, who will be available to support your group with telling your story.

Colaborar con nuestro evaluador, que estará disponible para apoyar a su grupo con la narración de su historia.

Implementation Period/Período de Implementación By November 15, 2020.

Para el 15 de noviembre, 2020

You are eligible to apply to multiple ACTIONs but will be selected to receive one ACTION.

Son elegibles para aplicar a varios financiamientos/otorgamientos de ACTION, pero será seleccionado para recibir solo un financiamiento/otorgamiento de ACTION.


 

Evaluation/Evaluación

 

We want to support you to share the impact your project has in your community through a process of data-driven storytelling. Our evaluator will serve as a thought partner in finding creative ways to gather information about your project’s impact, organize the information, reflect on its meaning, and shape your story.

Queremos apoyarlos a compartir el impacto que su proyecto tiene en la comunidad a través de un proceso basado en datos de narración de historias. Nuestro evaluador servirá como un socio en encontrar maneras creativas de recolectar información sobre el impacto de su proyecto, organizar la información, reflexionar sobre su significado y dar forma a su historia.


 

Click the link below to learn more and apply to one of the ACTION grants.

Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para obtener más información y aplicar a uno de los financiamientos/otorgamientos de ACTION.


 

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