The Health Trust is collaborating with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and other partners on a new initiative called Getting to Zero

The initiative aims to have “zero new HIV infections, zero deaths from HIV, and zero stigma related to HIV.” 

Part of the initiative includes The Health Trust awarding mini-grants in the amount of $100,000 per year over the next four years to promote community agencies’ ability to recognize and respond to the greatest needs within their scope of work.

The Health Trust seeks to collaborate with community-based organizations, public agencies, clinics, schools and other groups to award one-time mini-grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 in support of the Getting to Zero campaign and its four priority focus areas.

Getting to Zero Focus Areas

  1. PrEP and PeP Implementation
  2. Universal, comprehensive STD Screening and Targeted Testing
  3. Initiation of Care and Retention in Care
  4. Reduction of Stigma

Mini-grants may be used to support health care providers in establishing infrastructure related to supporting universal screening, effective referral mechanisms for HIV Providers, PrEP implementation, and stigma reduction. Mini-grants to non-clinical organizations may similarly support these four strategies in community-based settings, including but not limited to clinics, schools, and non-profit organizations.

In addition to the aforementioned strategies, The Health Trust will consider other innovative strategies and activities that address the broader goals of Getting to Zero.

 Proposed Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects must directly benefit residents of Santa Clara County
  • Proposals must be completed and all costs incurred by June 30, 2017

Mini-Grants Timeline and Application Instructions

Application Release Date Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Application Due Date Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by 5PM
Grant Awards Announced Monday, April 3, 2017
Project Timeframe April 3, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Interested applicants must have an online account created in order to submit the full proposal.

If you do not have an existing account, please click here to create an account.

Upon creating an account, click here to access the proposal.

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