US Embassy Community Grants in Kenya
The U.S. Embassy/PEPFAR Kenya Coordination Office (PCO) is pleased to announce a Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for interested organizations to submit applications that will support community-led monitoring (CLM) activities to be implemented in close collaboration with local civil society organizations (CSOs) and HIV/AIDS stakeholders.
- PEPFAR Kenya has allocated support for CSO’s to routinely collect patient- and provider-level data related to the quality of services provided at the site level in three categories of counties (evolved, scale-up, and reboot).For this first pilot phase of CGI, PEPFAR Kenya will focus on the quality of services in the following counties: Makueni, Kilifi, and Homabay.
Under this NOFO, the awardee will be responsible for the establishment of a CGI coordination mechanism.
- The CGI coordination mechanism will be comprised of key stakeholders, such as the Government of the Republic of Kenya (GOK), County Management Health Teams (CMHT) and the representative of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), USG/PEPFAR, Global Fund, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Private Sector.The CGI Coordination Mechanism:
- The coordination mechanism will determine the survey questions/data to be collected from patients and providers based on the given context of the three pilot counties (Makueni, Kilifi, and Homabay) and also the needs and concerns of community members. Examples of the types of data that might be collected include information from beneficiaries about their experience with the health facility, information about barriers and enablers to access, retention in services etc.
- The information/data to be collected must reflect an ‘added value’ and not duplicate collection of routine data already available to PEPFAR Kenya.
- The coordination mechanism will hold monthly reviews of patient and client feedback collected to help PEPFAR Kenya diagnose and pinpoint persistent problems, challenges, and barriers with service uptake at the site and facility level.
- The coordination mechanism will view and analyze data collected together with other relevant data sources (PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Database, DQAs, SQAs, SIMS, CSO CGI, etc.) with the aim of Identifying where PEPFAR Kenya services are working well and that can be scaled and, Identifying issues/barriers that need to be addressed.
- The CGI coordination mechanism will not have authority over the grantees that will be responsible for patient and provider data collection under component #2 of CGI.Funding Information
- Length of performance period: 8 months
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
- Award Ceiling: $200,000
- Award Floor: $200,000Eligible Applicants
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Kenyan civil society/non-governmental organizations.
- Kenyan public and private educational institutions.
- PEPFAR implementing partners who currently work on service delivery at the site level are not eligible.International non-governmental organizations are not eligible.
Apply by 1st January.