AFC Releases Personal Protective Equipment Mini-Grants Special Request for Applications

CLEVELAND, OH – The AIDS Funding Collaborative has released a Special Request for Applications (RFA) to provide mini-grant funding to support the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 related personal protective equipment (PPE) for HIV service providers and community members. Applicant agencies must be nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or public agencies, or have a fiscal sponsor. Applications are due Friday, July 17, 2020.

As stated in the RFA, $25,000 in total funding is available. Funding decisions will be based on the following criteria: maximizing the use of the grant funds (e.g., number of people served); the scope and reach of the agency’s HIV programming/services; and the number and quality of applications received.

The AIDS Funding Collaborative (AFC) is a public/private partnership designed to strengthen the community’s response to HIV/AIDS by providing advocacy, funding, leadership and coordination in Greater Cleveland. Throughout its 25-year history, the AFC has invested nearly $13 million to support HIV/AIDS-related services, prevention efforts and community initiatives in Cuyahoga County.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and their COVID-19 Emergency Fund have made these funds available. The AFC’s funding partners are: The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, The City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County, The George Gund Foundation and Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. The Center for Community Solutions is the fiscal home of the AFC.