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Call for Proposals: Preventive Measures in Populations in Situation of Vulnerability – COVID-19 (Latin America)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 13, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 24, 2021
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) logo
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) logo

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced a call for proposals for Action: Preventive Measures in Populations in Situation of Vulnerability – COVID-19.

The objective of the call is to ensure that preventive public health measures can be implemented for the entire population, without any exclusion.

Proposals may be submitted by academic institutions, NGOs, community or civil society organizations with legal personality, ministries of health, health services or primary health care services, as well as local governments (municipalities, cantons) and other government sectors in the region.

To promote and strengthen the implementation of the “Guidance for implementing non-pharmacological public health measures in populations in situations of vulnerability in the context of COVID-19” (2020, PAHO), in order to ensure that the preventative public health measures can be effectively implemented by the entire population, with no exclusion.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Only proposals from the Region of the Americas will be considered.
2. Proposals can be based on the already existing application of the guide, or actions toward its future implementation.
3. The proposals can have a local, sub-national, or national scope.
4. Proposals can be presented in Spanish, English, Portuguese, or French.
5. Proposals may be submitted by academic institutions, NGOs, community organizations or civil society with legal representation, by Ministries of Health, Health Services or Primary Health Care services, as well as local governments (municipalities, cantons) and other government sectors.
6. Proposals can be presented jointly by more than one institution.

The selection process includes the consideration of compliance with the legal requirements associated with the Framework for the Engagement of Non-State Actors (FENSA).

Proposals from organizations that have some connection with the tobacco and arms industry will not be accepted.

Grant categories:
a) Communication and dissemination:
Maximum Proposal Amount: 4,750 USD;
b) Training or capacity building:
Maximum Proposal Amount: 10,000 USD;
c) Adaptations and / or validations:
Maximum Proposal Amount: 20,000 USD;
d) Systematization and / or evaluation:
Maximum Proposal Amount: 25,000 USD.

Deadline to receive applications (Closing date): 25 July 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 13
Jul 13

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jul 14
Jul 14

Thanks, Ana.