New funding opportunity for grant support through People Organizing Positively

We’re pleased to announce the opportunity for grant support through the seventh cycle of the People Organizing Positively initiative. With continued funding support from Gilead Sciences Inc., we anticipate making eight to 12 grant awards that will range from $35,000-$45,000 per award for a 12-month project period.

Funding will prioritize projects developed within organizations serving and advocating for people living with HIV. Applicants must demonstrate organizational dedication to the leadership development of people living with HIV predicated on the principles of Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV. These projects should have specific, measurable impact on developing leaders living with HIV and on the applicant organization.

Get to know a People Organizing Positively project (POP cycles 4 and 5)

Still not sure what that means? 

Download the factsheet jointly developed by AIDS United and the US People Living with HIV Caucus: Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS or watch a previously recorded webinar on the principles of MIPA as they inform this initiative.

The goals of the initiative are to support organizations that:

  • Embrace and operationalize the principles of Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV.
  • Increase leadership capacity of people living with HIV.
  • Support grassroots activities that involve the leadership of people living with HIV.
  • Strengthen the organizational practices that embody and operationalize MIPA values.

Regional, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, AIDS service organizations, past and current AIDS United grantees from any initiative, and/or established networks of people living with HIV that meet all eligibility requirements are welcome to apply. 

Organizations submitting a pre-application should have an annual operating budget that does not exceed $1 million. To view the full application eligibility requirements, click here. To view the full application guidance, click here.

Applicants must submit all materials through our online portal: aidsunited.force.com 

Pre-applications will be accepted between June 22, 2022, and July 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Applicants will be notified by July 18, 2022, if they are invited to submit a full proposal.

People Organizing Positively pre-application: Explained

If you have questions about the pre-application content, please send an email to Bianca Carrillo, program manager, at bcarrillo@aidsunited.org. If you have questions about navigating the online portal, please send an email to Shannon Wyss, senior grants manager, at swyss@aidsunited.org.

Due to the volume of applicants, please anticipate waiting one business day for a response to your inquiry.

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