Annual Program Statement
The USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine (STbCU) is seeking concept papers from organizations for implementation of grant activities designed to reduce stigmatization of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment. The STbCU project is awarding grants to Ukrainian non-governmental organizations to conduct community-based TB advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) activities to further reduce stigmatization and to expand patient-oriented practices.
The grant program aims to strengthen TB control in Ukraine through advancing ACSM activities at the community level.
The project will support ACSM activities which expand patient-oriented practices and enhance de-stigmatization, with a focus on the World Health Organization’s Stop TB Strategy principles. Activities may address drug-susceptible TB, multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB, TB/HIV co-infection, or TB infection control.
Activities may not take place outside the eight USAID-supported regions, which are the oblasts of Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Odesa, Luhansk, and the city of Kyiv.
Grants can include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Advocacy for Directly Observed Treatment (DOT)
- Motivating at-risk groups to seek TB diagnosis and treatment
- Involving the community in patient support
- Advocacy for allocation of funds for TB management
- Advocacy on providing services that are closer to patients, e.g. primary health care facilities
- Improving outpatient care/support/acceptance at the community level
- Education of at-risk population groups
- Advocating corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in TB control
The STbCU project anticipates awarding up to USD$160,000 through no more than six grant awards. Each grant award may range from between USD$5,000-$30,000. The duration of any grant award under this solicitation is expected to be no more than one year. The type of grant will be determined during the negotiation process.
Applicants must propose strategies for the implementation of the program description described above, introducing innovations that are appropriate to their organizational strengths. All further instructions and a template to be utilized when developing the concept paper are provided in the annexes.
Applicants may voluntary participate at the Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants. To participate at the survey please complete and submit the survey form; if the survey is not completed, an application will not be determined incomplete or non-responsive.