PEPFAR Community Grants

U.S. Embassy

Relevent Country: Mozambique

The U.S. Embassy in Mozambique/Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announces this an Open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for the projects that support Community Led Monitoring.

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) guidance for the Country Operational Plan for FY23 (COP22) states that it is a minimum program requirement that HIV affected populations are provided continuous, quality, client-centered services, and that independent, routine, national community-led monitoring efforts to improve the accessibility and quality of services are part of the HIV response.

HIV community-led monitoring (CLM) is an accountability mechanism for HIV responses at different levels, led and implemented by local community-led organizations of people living with HIV, networks of key populations, other affected groups, or other community entities.


  • Education on health-related rights and duties for People Living with HIV and Key Population;
  • Listening and monitoring of patients’ barriers and concerns identified on access to health services;
  • Improve patients’ literacy on stigma and discrimination;
  • Independent evidence-based advocacy based on findings from community-led monitoring.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $600,000
  • Award Ceiling: $100,000
  • Award Floor: $50,000


To achieve the goals and expected results, the program should include the following:

Implement 5 cycles of CLM, including quantitative and qualitative data collection (patient interviews, health provider interviews and health facility observations):

  • Data collection: Collect information at facility and community level
  • Analysis and translation: Translate data collected into actionable insights
  • Engagement and Dissemination: Bring information to the attention of facility, national, and funding decision-makers
  • Advocacy: Advocate for changes and policy and practice
  • Monitoring: Monitor implementation of promised changes
  • Conduct community education sessions around health rights for PLHIV including Key Population;
  • Convene smaller groups to hear concerns/grievances regarding barriers to care and treatment;
  • Participate in the health (community) and co-management (facility) committees to discuss about the identified grievances and advocacy and follow up purposes;
  • Collaborate with health facility staff to ensure presentation/discussion of grievances reported by patients and to seek resolution of grievances that meet the needs of patients and PLHIV;

Geographic Region

  • Projects which may be funded will cover the following Geographic Regions:
  • PEPFAR-supported HIV treatment (AJUDA sites) in Maputo Province, Inhambane Province Gaza Province, Nampula Province, Manica Province, Sofala Province and Tete Province.

Note: Projects will be in these provinces with districts and health facility sites determined by the applicant during the application phase.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The PEPFAR Community Grants Office welcomes applications from independent and local/community civil society organizations:
  • registered Non-profit Mozambican Community Based organizations (CBOs) including Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and group of persons living with HIV/AIDS or Affected by HIV and networks of Key Populations + people with disabilities
  • Key Populations include men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and people in prisons and other enclosed settings.
  • The following are NOT eligible to apply in response to this NOFO:
  • Individuals;
  • For-profit and commercial firms;
  • Government institutions or multilateral bodies.
  • Civil Society Organizations, which are not Community Based or are not representative of a community or significant segments of a community. For example: trade unions, professional associations, internationally affiliated organizations with branches in many different countries, etc.;
  • PEPFAR Implementing Partners (including those that may be civil society organizations themselves) currently working on service delivery at the site level, this includes implementing partners who sub-contract/sub-grant to local civil society organizations.