Who can apply?

  • Any AIDS Service Organization or clinic with a not-for-profit 501(c)3 status, that provides direct client services to those living with HIV. The grant should be used to expand an existing program, initiate a new program, or help an agency adapt current programming to the field of HIV.

How much can be requested?

  • NCCAF will distribute a total of $7,500 in awards with each award maxed at $2,500.00. The grant cycle will be for 12 months. Applicants are encouraged to apply only for the amount of funding needed and to rely upon the NCCAF entirely for the support of the proposed project.  The NCCAF reserves the right to fund projects in full or part and will negotiate with funded agencies when such adjustments are made.

What are the reporting requirements?

  • The organization will need to submit 2 biannual reports (6 months after receiving funds and upon closeout) on what the grant has helped the organization to achieve.  This report will take the place of monitoring by NCAAF. More information regarding the details of the reports and method for submission will be shared at a later date on the website.

What is an appropriate request?

NCCAF will support both programmatic costs and reasonable administrative costs. Indirect costs are not allowed. Below are some examples of how the grant can be applied. We are open to other needs that your organization may have that are not listed in the example list below.

  • Provide food/snacks/meals for an established group.
  • Provide transportation to and/or from an established group gathering.
  • Provide transportation assistance for clients to make and keep appointments.
  • Provide training/educational opportunities and/or qualified facilitators to conduct trainings for clients.
  • Assist with building up the advocacy efforts of the organization’s clients.
  • Provide outside outings for clients that will increase their education and prevention knowledge.
  • Defray the cost of registration for clients to attend relevant conferences.

What types of prevention programs are eligible for funding?

NCCAF takes a broad view of prevention, including:

  1. HIV awareness and education;
  2. Promotion of HIV testing;
  3. Targeted prevention programs;
  4. Prevention for positive programs;
  5. Treatment adherence; and
  6. Programs whose outcomes are reasonably expected to enhance engagement in care.

What types of care programs are eligible for funding?

Proposed care projects should result in systemic changes in the delivery of coordinated care services, the development of innovative new tools that enhance the delivery of care and small grants that fund direct services. NCCAF will prioritize HIV care projects that fund not only the direct provision of services, but also take a multi dimensional approach to HIV care incorporating components of service delivery analysis, development, integration, improvement and delivery to increase the reach, utilization or efficiency of services.

Examples of this type of work may include but are not limited to:

  1. Addressing the barriers to underutilization of mental health and substance abuse services
  2. Clinical and medical treatment adherence and
  3. Providing health education to promote access to dental care, nutritional services or other co-occurring diseases that  are not traditionally addressed within the HIV setting.

These priorities are derived from the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need and relate more directly to HIV care services. Agencies may be funded to expand an existing program, initiate a new program or help agencies adapt current programming to the field of HIV.

What are the specific grant proposal requirements?

You will need to prepare the following information for the proposal submission:

  • Proposal Summary: 
    • Briefly explain why your agency is requesting this grant, what outcomes you hope to achieve, and how you will spend the funds if a grant is made.
  • Narrative:
    • Background – Describe your agency and its work, addressing each of the following:
      • A brief description of its history and mission
      • The need or problem that your organization works to address, and the population that your agency serves, including for example, geographic location, socioeconomic status, race ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and language.
      • A list of your Board of Directors, with their affiliations
      • One-paragraph bios of your Staff
    • Funding Request – Please describe the program for which you seek funding.
      • If applying for general operating support, briefly describe how this grant would be used.
      • If applying for funds that will support a specific project, respond to the following:
        • A statement of the projects primary purpose and the need or problem that you are seeking to address
        • The population that you serve and how this population will benefit from the project/funding
        • If funding will aid staff salary, what is the person’s role and how will it benefit the project
        • How the staff person will be sustained after NCCAF support has ended
        • How the project contributes to your organization’s overall mission
      • Also include the following:
        • Operating Expenses Budget for the current and most recent financial year
        • Sources Solicited for Funding including a list of foundations, corporations, and other sources
        • If requesting project support, also include:
          • Project Expense Budget for the current and most recent financial year
          • Sources of Income related to the project
    • Evaluation – Please explain the results you expect to have achieved with this funding by the end of the funding period and how you will measure the impact the financial support has made on your organization or project.
  • Financial Information (Attachments):
    • Most Recent Financial Statement, audited if available. This statement should reflect actual expenditures and funds received during your most recent financial year
    • Most Recent Annual Report, if available
    • Most Recent IRS Letter indicating your agency's tax exempt status, or, if not available, an explanation

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