Discussion: Funder SearchThis Discussion will be available from Day 1 through Day 7 of this week. You are required to submit your initial post by Day 3. You are encouraged to post early. Once you have submitted your initial post, start responding to your colleagues. You must begin responding to your colleagues by no later than Day 5 and should continue to interact frequently with your colleagues through Day 7. Part of what makes a discussion a discussion and not a lecture is the back-and-forth, in-depth, animated interaction of at least two people. If you start a topic and none of your peers are responding to your post, consider what you can do to get the conversation going. Include something that would elicit further thoughts and different opinions from peers. Validate your opinions with references and links to the sources you used so that your peers can read them for themselves. See your Discussion Rubric in the Course Information Tab for specific grading requirements.You have determined a project idea and are ready to begin the research to find the RFP that is the best match your project.There are many viable approaches to searching for and locating project funding, but the most effective are those that utilize appropriate technologies. With the specifics of your project in mind, look for RFPs using the state, federal, and foundation grants databases/search engines listed in this weeks Learning Resources. This is an important step, so take your time in identifying grant providers that issue grant awards that align to your organizations specific cause or need. Bookmark these websites to your own computer and keep notes in the Process Development Template. Each website offers a wealth of varied information for grant seekers that can greatly enhance your developing understanding of grantsmanship.When reviewing RFPs, look specifically for the following information:Who is eligible to apply?How many awards/grants are being given?Dollar amount of the grant/awardCollaboration/partnership requirementsLength of the grant periodFor private funders, who is on their board and does the applicant have any existing relationships with anyone?Keep in mind:RFPs that refer to online applications may tend to be less complicated.RFPs for multi-year projects will be more complicated than those for a one-year time period.Note: For purposes of this course, please adhere to the following parameters:Do not use RFPs for a research project.Do not worry about submission dates that appear on the RFP.As you examine various sites, document where you searched and the keywords you used. Keep in mind that if you do not find an appropriate and applicable RFP (there isnt always a funder for every project), you may need to adjust your project or your project plan. Assess your project honestly to determine whether or not you need to explore another course of action.For this Discussion, analyze your search results for state, federal, and foundation grants, and select the RFPs that best match your project.By Day 3Post a link (URL) for each of the three RFPs that best align to your project. Include a brief summary that provides a rationale for each of your choices. The rationale should address the alignment of the RFP to your project idea as well as alignment of the funder itself. Why is this a good match?
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Running head: GRANT PROPOSAL
GRANT PROPOSAL: HIV/AIDS REDUCTION DRIVE
PROJECT TITLE: HIV Reduction and Sustainable Practices Drive
LOCATION: Dakar, Senegal
TARGET POPULATION: commercial sex workers, drug users, wife inheriting tribes and
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: village to village outreach, mass sensitization drives, street
outreach, mass circumcision campaigns and victim education clinics.
PROPOSED YEAR 1 BUDGET: Total $850,000
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS within the outskirts of Dakar and within the streets has
skyrocketed within the past three years, according to the WHO progress report of 2017. The new
infection levels and the casualties reported due to the pandemic has hit an all-time high, making
the area one of the most affected in the world. Therefore, this project has been developed to
make an attempt at alleviating and curbing the further spread of the disease as well as sensitizing
the infected population in healthy living and longevity practices. The project projects to operate
on a budget of $850,000, which budget is to be drawn from a diverse range of donors.
Background information on applying organization
Impact Resolution Health is a Non-governmental organization that engages in campaigns
and projects aimed at alleviating health related community quagmires, as well as promoting
healthy living practices among the less fortunate communities. Founded in 1992, the
organization has actively led and participated in a significant number of drives that specifically
deal with the reduction of the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst the underprivileged population.
Through its able leadership, it has grown to be on of the flagship organizations at the forefront of
fighting the HIV/AIDS menace.
The project is informed by the increased rate of HIV infections and the prevalence of the
same within the streets of Dakar, majorly amongst the commercial sex workers and the drug
users. Further, a worrying trend has emerged of increased infections and casualties amongst the
wife inheriting tribes of Senegal and the uncircumcised natives. The organization therefore, upon
identification of the need to sensitize the population of healthy practices and occasion a
circumcision drive in response to the same, has rolled out the proposition for the underlying
Overall goal of the project
The project is propelled by the urge to curb the disturbing increase in the rate of new
HIV/AIDS infections, especially within the area targeted by the project. It is therefore founded
upon the goal of reducing the said rise in infections. Further, it is aimed at impacting useful
knowledge and life skills upon the affected population with the aim of sensitizing them on
healthy living and alternative progressive practices to deal with the menace. Finally, the goal of
the project is to raise awareness on the realities surrounding the subject of HIV/AIDS.
The project aims to provide free HIV testing to every individual who attends the forums
planned and the clinics. It actually aims at testing at least ten thousand people within the three
year period of its projected existence. Further, the same project seeks to conduct a free and
voluntary male circumcision drive to help at least one thousand men go through the procedure. It
also hopes to conduct monthly clinics and sensitization campaigns on healthy living and
preventive practices. Finally, it hopes to highlight the demerits of some of the practices that the
population has clung to despite their direct correlation with the spread of the pandemic. For the
volunteers who test positive, the project aims to introduce them to a sustainable plan for their
initial treatment and disease management procedures.
The project will have campaigns and events that will be headlined by lessons on the
realities surrounding the menace of HIV/AIDS. The same will also apply for the lessons on the
spread of the virus through irresponsible sexual behavior as well as erratic drug related
tendencies. For the tribes not practicing circumcision, the sensitization programs will be rolled
out to highlight the benefits of the practice with relation to curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS. The
theme of those drives will focus on promoting preventive measures as a means of dealing with
Apart from just sensitizing the community on the importance of engaging in the practice
of circumcision, the project also purposes to engage a few professionals who will conduct
circumcision procedures on volunteers. The clinics will be run on a fully voluntary basis, with
the same operating on a mobile routine, seeking the patients instead of waiting to be approached.
The crux of the project will be in the form of the clinics that aim to screen patients and
advise them on the intrigues of living with or without the disease. The testing drives will allow
the population come to terms with their status so that they are placed in a position to proceed
with their lives with due adjustments based on their respective status. Further the clinics will aim
to counsel the population on the dynamics of living healthy lives, even in the event that one is
tested positive with the virus.
Project activity timelines
The project is slated to run for a period of three years, with the project activities running
within that period. The sensitization drives will occur on a fortnight interval, depending on the
availability of the venues for holding the same. The circumcision clinics on the other hand are a
continuous undertaking that will run for the entire period of three years. However, the exercise
will be dependent on the availability of patients who are to be introduced by mobilizers. Finally,
the HIV/AIDS clinics are set to operate on a monthly calendar, for the pendency of the project
Attractiveness to funders and uniqueness of the project
This projects deviates from the norm as it has a victim based inclination, with the focus
tilting towards taking the services to the victims and potential victims rather than waiting for
them to approach the organization. It distinguishes itself from the rest as it goes ahead to provide
preventive advice and measures to the community as well as effective interventions to the
already infected patients. Whereas the other ventures seek to respond after the infection, this
project seeks to promote proactive measures to curb the spread of the pandemic. The donors are
most likely to adopt the project as the same promises them a stake in a project that provides
answers to social problems in a unique way. The same promises to align them with the right side
Running head: HIV REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
HIV Reduction and Sustainable Practices Drive
December 5, 2017
HIV REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
HIV Reduction and Sustainable Practices Drive
Human Immunodeficiency Virus is one of the deadliest diseases to have found its way
among the humans. Since 1981 when the virus was discovered in the United States of America, it
has spread by leaps and bounds and covered almost every part of the globe. In the recent past,
there has been a significant level of improvement with regards to the testing and medication.
While appreciating the fact that there are massive changes in the management of the disease in
various parts of the world, there are some regions in which HIV is still an enormous problem.
One such region is Senegal, a West African country. Due to the challenges that have faced in the
fight against HIV in Senegal, this project has been designed to create new ideas that may be used
to accelerate the war against the disease. In the recent past, studies have shown that lack of
information has been responsible for the slow fight against HIV in Senegal (Hamel et al, 2007).
In this line, this project aims at providing information about HIV to various communities in
Senegal. Additionally, the project aims at intensifying the war against HIV in Senegal by
introducing tested and proven approaches such as circumcision, promotion of abstinence as well
as the provision of condoms to the community members.
Why this project?
While appreciating the various successes that have been experienced in the fight against
HIV in Senegal, it is important to note that some areas still need to be addressed. In the last two
decades, the prevalence of HIV in the area has consistently been less than one percent. However,
it appears that the situation is still below expectation with regards to the high-risk groups such as
prostitutes and people getting involved in polygamous marriages. To make Senegal a genuine
HIV REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
leader in the fight against the virus, it is necessary to implement additional measures that would
help curb the spread the infection among the high-risk groups (Whitman et al, 2017). To make
significant progress in this struggle, it is essential to make sure that the vulnerable groups are
given significant attention.
The purpose of the project and why it should be funded
The primary purpose of this project is to makes sure that there is a reduction in the new
cases of HIV infection in Senegal as well as making sure that the individuals who are already
infected have the information on the various ways in which they can remain healthy. Further, it is
aimed at impacting useful knowledge and life skills upon the affected population with the aim of
sensitizing them on healthy living and alternative progressive practices to deal with the menace.
Finally, the goal of the project is to raise awareness of the realities surrounding the subject of
HIV/AIDS. The project should be funded because it presents concise ideas that will be used to
make sure that the cases of new HIV infections are reduced. That reduction of new cases will
lead to tremendous improvements in the country.
Why is this project a better solution?
Traditionally, the government and other anti-HIV campaigners have failed to provide
attention to the high-risk groups. However, research indicates that the high-risk groups such as
prostitutes and those who engage in polygamous marriages are the greatest contributors to this
situation. As a result, when this project targets these high-risk groups, success will surely come
(Zuma et al, 2016). Most importantly, the project seeks to address the various risk behaviors
among different groups and tailoring the approaches to the unique needs of each group.
HIV REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
Hamel, D. J., Sankalé, J. L., Eisen, G., Meloni, S. T., Mullins, C., Gueye-Ndiaye, A., … & Kanki,
P. J. (2007). Twenty years of prospective molecular epidemiology in Senegal: changes in
HIV diversity. AIDS research and human retroviruses, 23(10), 1189-1196.
Whitham, H. K., Hawes, S. E., Chu, H., Oakes, J. M., Lifson, A. R., Kiviat, N. B., … &
Kulasingam, S. L. (2017). A Comparison of the Natural History of HPV Infection and
Cervical Abnormalities among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Women in Senegal,
Africa. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers, 26(6), 886-894.
Zuma, K., Shisana, O., Rehle, T. M., Simbayi, L. C., Jooste, S., Zungu, N., … & Abdullah, F.
(2016). New insights into HIV epidemic in South Africa: key findings from the National
HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey, 2012. African Journal of AIDS
Research, 15(1), 67-75.
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