The mission of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is to end the AIDS epidemic by ensuring everyone has the information and means to prevent infection and all people living with HIV have access to high-quality medical care and treatment. At EJAF, we believe AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for evidence-based programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives. EJAF is pleased to announce expanded grant making through a new initiative: Addressing the Needs of Transgender People and Black Gay, Bisexual, SGL Men. Over the course of the next three years, 2019-2021, EJAF anticipates awarding approximately $11 million ($3.7 annually) in grants through this new initiative.First-time applicants should apply for grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 per year. Organizations may apply for two or three years of funding, with detailed budgets for all years, with an understanding and expectation that budgets can be adjusted in the second or third year to reflect evolving programmatic needs. First-time applicants and current grantees eligible for this initiative, should complete an online letter of inquiry (LOI) form by 5 PM Eastern Standard Time on June 30, 2018. EJAF will contact all applicants during the first week of August with information about whether a full proposal will be invited and any follow up. (Due to the high volume of requests, we kindly ask for no phone calls regarding your request.) Grants will be awarded in October and December 2018.
The goals of the new EJAF initiative “Addressing the Needs of Transgender People and Black Gay, Bisexual, SGL Men” are: -Improved HIV-related health and quality of life of Black men who are gay or bisexual, and -Improved HIV-related health and quality of life of transgender people,
To reach the stated goals, effective programs may also seek to address many other correlated health, social, and structural issues such as:
-Addressing inequalities by race, gender, age, urban/rural locations, and other factors that affect access to health care, education, and social services.
-Supporting sexual health and education, mental health services, addiction support, and community mobilization.
-Protecting people from exposure to and harm from punitive policing and criminal justice systems, including access to legal services, access to education and employment, and opportunities for professional and economic advancement.
-Supporting political organizing and advocacy for systemic change.
Each applicant should carefully review this RFP in full before deciding to submit a request for funding. Applicants may submit only one application for consideration. Only applications that meet the following eligibility requirements will be considered for funding:
-Geographic Location– Applicants must be based and perform their work in the United States.
-Non-Profit Status– Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations, per the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with proper 501(c)(3) status. Appropriate verification of this federal status will be undertaken by EJAF before final grant decisions are made. Alternatively, organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor with such status to apply.
-Financial Stability– Organizations should be fiscally stable and viable prior to submission of the funding application. These funds are not intended to help start new organizations or serve as a replacement for discontinued funding.
-Grant Period– Applicants must be able to utilize a first year of awarded funds within a 12-month period.
In addition, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for funding:
-Applicant organizations or networks should be led by and based in the communities being served. This includes representation of affected communities on organizational Boards, Executive Staff, and implementing staff and the participation of affected community members in the development and implementation of proposed activities.
-Applicants should have a demonstrated history of activism, advocacy, community organizing, service delivery, creativity, and urgency in working to address and curtail the HIV epidemic.
-Applicants’ strategies should either be grounded in evidence-based interventions or be willing to replicate best practices to promote the health and wellbeing of identified communities.
Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV (MIPA)
Competitive applicants will explain how meaningful involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) is reflected in the organization’s culture, hiring practices, leadership development, andproject design. This will be a critical component for all applicants, but especially those who may be newer to HIV work. It is important that the expertise of people most affected by the HIV epidemic are connected to and help inform your work.
What is MIPA?
MIPA is the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in the development, implementation, resolution, and evaluation of programs and policies which impact their lives.
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