Grant Resources and Project Funding
Other Funding Resources
The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR/Emergency Plan) is a commitment of $15 billion over five years (2003–2008) from [[President of the United States|United States President George W. Bush to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. As the largest international health initiative ever initiated by one nation to address a single disease, the program hopes to provide antiretroviral treatment (ART) to 2 million HIV-infected people in resource-limited settings, to prevent 7 million new infections, and to support care for 10 million people (the "2-7-10 goals").
The U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (or the Global AIDS Act) established the State Department Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator to oversee all international AIDS funding and programming. Ambassador Mark R. Dybul has been the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator since July 2006.
As of March 2007, the program estimates that it has supported the provision of ART to approximately 1,101,000 people. See the official PEPFAR website , the Five Year Strategy Fact Sheet, the Funding Fact Sheet,and Funding Information for FY2006. NB that critics have questioned the accuracy of PEPFAR reporting.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Groups
Many states and cities have local RPCV groups that sponsor grants. They often give preference to serving PCVs with a connection to that locale (i.e. PCVs who are from a certain state, or who attended college there, etc.) You may want to check out your local group's website to see if they have any grants offered. If not, you can always contact them to ask about making a donation.
List of RPCV Group Grants=
Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers - mnrpcv.org/grants - offers annual small grants of up to $1,000 with an application deadline in the spring, usually on March 1st, with grants awarded sometime in April.