Budget: FY 2007 GHAI: $29,700,000
Implementing Mechanism: Public International Organization (PIO) Grant
Contact Person(s): Mr. David Stanton (USAID/GH)
The main objective of the PIO grant is to increase significantly UNAIDS� effort to scale up the global response to HIV/AIDS with particular emphasis at the country level. This global response seeks to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS, provide care and support, reduce individual and community vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. To achieve these goals, UNAIDS implements activities that:
This program will contribute to achieving critical Emergency Plan goals, including supporting prevention of seven million new HIV infections; supporting treatment for two million HIV-infected individuals; and supporting care for ten million people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, including orphans and vulnerable children.
Time Frame: FY 2007 - FY 2008
FY 2007: USAID CSH $247,500,000
FY 2006: State GHAI $377,500,000
FY 2006: HHS/NIH $ 99,000,000
Maximum U.S. contribution: $724,000,000
Implementing Mechanism: USAID grant to the World Bank acting as Trustee with funding from HHS, State, and USAID accounts.
Contact Person(s): Mary Jeffers (OGAC)
Participation in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), an international foundation, is an integral part of the Administration's global strategy against the three diseases. The initial authorization of the Leadership Act and subsequent appropriations have stipulated terms for United States Government (USG) contributions to GFATM, most notably that cumulative 2004-2008 USG funds may not constitute more than 33 percent of total contributions to GFATM. Provisions also require additional withholding of funds if GFATM is found to have provided financial assistance to the governments of states that consistently support terrorism, or for excessive administrative expenses and salaries.
GFATM, created in December 2001, has the legal personality of a public-private, non-profit foundation, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, that operates as a provider of grants to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. GFATM does not generate these grants out of its Geneva Secretariat, nor does it work exclusively through governments. Instead, proposals arise out of committees (termed "Country Coordinating Mechanisms") that are intended to consist of local non-governmental organizations (NGO), governments, the private sector, international partners and people living with the diseases. The entities that receive GFATM grants can be public, private or international organizations. The role of the GFATM Secretariat in Geneva is limited to monitoring the performance of grants and sending periodic disbursements of grant money on a quarterly basis from the Fund's trustee account at the World Bank. Under the "Fund model," the Secretariat should not disburse new funds until the grant recipient can demonstrate results from previous funding tranches.
Funding takes place in "rounds," wherein the GFATM Board issues an invitation for grant proposals, and then votes on those proposals that have been determined by an independent review panel to be technically sound. Grants normally cover five years, but the Board's initial funding approval for a grant covers only the first two years. The Board has thus far completed six rounds of grant financing, and made commitments of $5.8 billion to 450 grants in 136 countries.
FY 2007 Program:
The GFATM Secretariat currently projects that it will have sufficient resources to cover the second phase of all current grant commitments (years 3-5 of a grant proposal based on satisfactory performance) during 2007 and all grants approved as part of Round Six. The United States� maximum contribution in FY 2007 is $724 million, subject to a number of possible statutory and discretionary withholdings. During FY 2007, the U.S. Government will provide technical assistance to assist several GFATM grants that are experiencing implementation bottlenecks and other program management issues.
Time Frame: FY 2006 � FY 2007
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