New funding opportunity for grant support through the Harm Reduction Futures Fund

We’re now accepting pre-applications for grant support through the Harm Reduction Futures Fund. Formerly known as the Syringe Access Fund, this collaborative grantmaking initiative seeks to reduce the health, psychosocial and socioeconomic disparities experienced by people who use drugs. 

The Harm Reduction Futures Fund invests in evidence-based and community-driven approaches to prevent the transmission of both HIV and viral hepatitis, reduce injection-related injuries, increase overdose prevention and reversal efforts and connect people who use drugs to comprehensive prevention, treatment and support services.

Grant awards through this round of funding will be given to three kinds of organizations: 

  1. Syringe services programs providing direct services.
  2. Harm reduction organizations supporting multiple syringe service programs providing direct services.
  3. Harm reduction organizations conducting community advocacy activities focused on legalizing or strengthening syringe services programs and other health interventions for PWUD at the local, state or federal levels.

All pre-application surveys should be submitted through AIDS United’s online grantee community portal by 5 p.m. EDT on Sept. 21, 2022. Detailed instructions on navigating the community and submitting your responses can be downloaded from this link.

A webinar will be held on Sept. 8 from 3-4 p.m. EDT to provide clarification about the grant announcement and key application submission tips. Click here to register for the webinar:

For full information about the process, eligibility requirements and awards, please click here.

AIDS United staff will be available to answer any questions and provide further technical assistance. Please submit all questions and requests for assistance to our dedicated email address: