Request for Applications | October 3, 2022
AIDS United, with funding from Gilead Sciences, is pleased to announce an opportunity for funding support through the Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund: Supporting the HIV Community Impacted by Hurricane Fiona. Through the Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund, AIDS United will provide grants to assist organizations serving people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico that are experiencing challenges meeting their community’s needs due to the impacts of Hurricane Fiona.
The overarching vision of the RRR Fund is that HIV service organizations impacted by disasters are able to sustain their programming for and services to people living with HIV (PLWH), provide direct relief to PLWH, continue their organizational recovery efforts, and ramp up to full operation, and effectively plan for future catastrophes. AIDS United’s rapid-response funding seeks to mitigate the negative impacts of disasters on PLWH, providing grassroots organizations with funding to respond to challenges so that PLWH do not experience a disruption in their physical or mental health care.
Through this opportunity, AIDS United will provide grants between $15,000 and $35,000 to help organizations address community needs related to Hurricane Fiona. Current available funds total $420,000. We anticipate making 12-28 grants that may support activities such as the following:
- Direct provision of needed supplies to people living with/affected by HIV
- Direct financial assistance for people living with/affected by HIV
- Medical services and case management for people living with/affected by HIV
- Emotional or mental health support for staff, volunteers, or participants living with/affected by HIV
- Repairing organizational infrastructure
- Supporting administrative costs not covered by other funding sources
Funding can be used for general operating support or project-specific needs.
- Receipt of funds— Applicants or their fiscal sponsor must have the capacity to receive award funds electronically.
- Geographic location— Applicants must be located and/or perform work within the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
- Nonprofit status— Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, either per the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service with proper 501(c)(3) status or via the Certificado de cumplimiento corporativo del departamento del estado de PR “good standing” certification. Organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status or Puerto Rico’s nonprofit certification must have a fiscal sponsor that does. Note that AIDS United cannot give grants to individuals or to for-profit companies.
- Financial stability— Organizations should be fiscally stable and viable prior to submission of the funding application. These funds are not intended to serve as a replacement for discontinued funding.
- Grant period— Applicant must be able to implement all project activities and utilize the funds within three months of award payment. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2023, or until funding runs out. Grant activities may not extend beyond April 30, 2023.
The full RFP text can be accessed here in English or Spanish. We are also pleased to offer a prerecorded webinar to provide clarification about the RFP and submission tips. To view the recording in English, click here, or to view the recording in Spanish, click here.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between October 10, 2022, and January 15, 2023. This opportunity will remain open to receive applications as long as funds are available.
Applications will be accepted through the following methods:
- Emailed to email@example.com as attached Word and/or PDF documents;
- Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as links to Google Docs, a Dropbox folder, or a similar method of file sharing (e.g., WeTransfer) – in these instances, please include the name of your organization in each filename;
- Via a pre-recorded video, lasting no longer than 30 minutes, sent as a link or attachment to email@example.com; or
- Through a Zoom call, lasting no longer than 30 minutes, with AIDS United staff, which can be scheduled through Calendly.
- To schedule a phone submission in English or Spanish, please use this Calendly.