GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Prime Recipients for Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF)


Closing Date for Applications: 11:59pm EDT, Oct 21, 2016

The Department of State’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for organizations to serve as “Prime Recipients” for the “Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF)”, pending availability of funds.

The purpose of the KPIF is to support scale up of key population (KP)-led community approaches to enhance and expand quality HIV/AIDS services for key populations. KPIF will also address stigma, discrimination, and violence against key population groups. KPIF ultimately seeks to create quality service delivery that leads to increased HIV testing, improved linkage to HIV prevention and treatment services, and viral load suppression to mitigate the HIV epidemic amongst these populations. It is anticipated that most Prime Recipients will re-grant most their awards to community-based sub-awardees to address the focus areas outlined below related to specific key populations and geographic areas they serve.

Key populations are defined as: gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM); transgender persons (TG), sex workers (SW), people who inject drugs (PWID), and people in prisons and other closed settings.

Eligible EECA countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Ukraine

Eligible Applicants

S/GAC welcomes applications from:

  • US domestic-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations;
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  • faith-based organizations;
  • community-based organizations;
  • private, public or state institutions of higher education; and
  • for-profit organizations or businesses.

S/GAC encourages organizations led by individuals representing KP communities or with long histories of promoting KP leadership to apply. Applications will not be accepted from individuals.

Additionally, applications will not be accepted from foreign governments or affiliated organizations (i.e., parastatals).

Consortia are welcomed and will be considered under this NOFO.

Award Information
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Program Funding: $100,000,000.00 over five years

Prime Recipients may request $500,000 to $10,000,000 over a four-year period.

Prime Recipients, in consultation with S/GAC, will determine sub-awardees through their own solicitation processes and are encouraged to explore creative ways to fund small, KP-led community based organizations (e.g., Fixed Assistance Awards).

Sub-awardee awards may be up to $250,000 per year for up to three years.

The application must include the following:

Section 1 – Executive Summary

Section 2 – Proposed Grants Selection, Disbursement and Management Processes

Section 3 – Organizational Capability and Technical Experience around KP Programming

Section 4 – Monitoring and Evaluation

Section 5 – Technical and Capacity Strengthening for Sub-awardee Coordination Plans

Section 6 – Appendices

(a) Budget (Required)

(b) Budget Narrative (Required) y.

(c) Key Staff Resumes/CV (Required)

(d) Similar projects that have been implemented with the U.S. government (Required)

(e) Proposed logical framework and timeline for project implementation, including sub-award solicitation process, disbursement of funds, technical assistance/capacity strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to S/GAC.

(f) Letters of support from proposed partners and sub-awardees, collaboration, or innovative partnerships/matching support.


Application procedure – electronic submission

Prior to submitting an application via or, applicants must have:

(1) a valid Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number; and

(2) a valid System for Award Management (SAM) registration (

For details see the NOFO.

In order to apply electronically you must first have a GrantSolutions user account. If you are already an existing grantee, please login to GrantSolutions using your existing grantee username and password. If you do not remember your account information or have not been assigned a grantee account, please contact the GrantSolutions Help Desk at (866)577-0771 or by email at . GrantSolutions provides you the ability for existing grantee organizations to submit their entire application online.

For requirements to candidates’ capacity and experience, the Prime Recipients’ responsibilities, the selection criteria and a more detailed description of the application process, please see the Full announcement (NOFO).

For more information on the Key Populations Investment Fund, please contact

Additional documents

Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF) Information

Full announcement (NOFO – notice of funding opportunity)

Budget template

Please note, that UNAIDS is organising 2 information conference calls on August 26 and September 1. For more information visit our News section.

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