Posted by Nyewani on February 01, 2017

The USAID Open Doors project, a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to increase access to and use of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services by Key Populations (KPs) in targeted provinces of Zambia, is seeking applications for grants through Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Request For Applications (RFA) from Zambian organizations (NGOs, CBOs, and FBOs) who champion the rights and health of Key Populations (KPs) in the following provinces; Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka, Southern and North-Western.

The USAID Open Doors project is being implemented by FHI 360 as the prime in Lusaka, Kabwe, Kitwe, Livingstone, Kapiri Mposhi, Chirundu, Chililabombwe, and Solwezi districts and is supported by the Zambia Health Education and Communications Trust (ZHECT), Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) and Howard University (HU).

The USAID Open Doors project’s grants program is designed to work with local and/or community organization as Community Resource Partners (CRP) to implement a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment package for KPs. Activities eligible for funding include:

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Interventions for KPs
  • Alcohol and other Drug Use/Misuse
  • Social and Economic Empowerment
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence(SGBV)/Intimate Partner Violence(IPV)
  • Mental health
  • Behavior Change Communication
  • Advocacy for uptake of Health Services

Awards range from ZMW10,000.00 to ZMW245,000.00 per grant for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months starting April, 2017.  Details on how to apply for the grant are posted in the NAC Sub-Granting Programs which has the Call for Expression of Interest (EOI), and Request for Applications (RFA) with associated attachments (Attachment A - Budget TemplateAttachment B - Staff Biodata Form, and Attachment C – Certifications). In addition, the Call for Expression of Interest is attached for Organizations that don’t meet the RFA requirements to be considered for Organisation Capacity Assessment and subsequent Institutional Improvement Planning and Implementation.

For further details, contact USAID Open Doors through the provided e-mail address, and send to Twalumba Jule – Contract Management Services Officer on

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