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PEPFAR Small Grants Awards
September 4, 2018 – During an award ceremony on August 30, Ambassador Pittman recognized recipients of PEPFAR community grants for the implementation of community-based projects by Mozambican organizations to contribute to the control of the HIV / AIDS epidemic in priority districts throughout Mozambique in 2018 and 2019.
“We are proud to have awarded almost $773,000 to support your impressive work in areas such as providing support services for orphans and vulnerable children, offering adult care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and undertaking initiatives to lower adolescent girls’ and young women’s risk of HIV/AIDS infection. The work that has been done through these small grants to date underlines the unique value and role of community organizations in achieving epidemic control,” Ambassador Pittman noted.
The program awarded grants to 31 community-based organizations in 2018. These organizations applied for the grants by submitting written proposals describing their plans to contribute to controlling the epidemic, which currently afflicts about 2.1 million Mozambicans.
Each year, through the PEPFAR community grants program, the U.S. Embassy provides financial assistance to empower local organizations to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission, spread public awareness about the disease, and provide vocational training and income generating activities for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
For more information about this press release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Maputo Press Office at MaputoPress@state.gov.