Program Areas for Funding

HIV, STD Prevention and Treatment

The mission of End HIV Oregon—a cooperative initiative of OHA and its many community partners—is to end HIV transmission in Oregon by increasing testing, expanding prevention, ensuring treatment and ending disparities. This initiative recognizes that a coordinated approach is necessary to address the syndemics of HIV, sexually transmitted infection, hepatitis C, and the many social factors that lead to individual and community vulnerabilities to these conditions.

Who can apply?​

We welcome applications from organizations of all sizes and perspectives, especially those that are new and those that have not received funding from OHA before. 

To apply and to be eligible for award of a Grant Agreement, an Applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Any 501(c)(3) organization registered with the Oregon Secretary of State and located in Oregon that provides culturally responsive services to communities in Oregon that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  Individuals and organizations with 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors are eligible to apply. Organizations must hold commercial general liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and annual aggregate limit not less than $2,000,000 at the time of Grant award, if awarded. This should not be a barrier to applying. The cost of insurance may be added to the proposed budget and purchased with grant funds after being awarded.
  2. Any partnership or coalition of organizations working together, where the fiscal agent is a 501(c)(3) organization.
  3. All grantees must abide by OHA’s nondiscrimination policy, and state and federal civil rights laws, unless otherwise exempted by federal or state law. Specifically, people participating in OHA-sponsored activities or programs may not be treated unfairly because of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

Total funding available

There is a total of $225,000 to be granted in this program area, based on funding available to OHA. The number and amount of individual awards will be determined based on the submissions received.

Funding priorities

Communities prioritized for funding include those most impacted by HIV/STI and not already funded through End HIV Oregon. This includes Black, African American, African immigrants; transgender and nonbinary people; people who use drugs; and young men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young MSM of color.

Eligible activities

  • Lead culturally specific, targeted public education and outreach campaigns with either a holistic focus on sexual and reproductive health or smaller, more specific HIV prevention health education messaging (for example, getting tested, U=U). Many education and outreach materials exist that can be tested and modified to resonate with specific populations.
  • Conduct HIV and STI prevention and care needs assessment, with a focus on outreach to priority populations under End HIV Oregon that are not already being served by existing contractors.

If you do not see activities that would most benefit your community, please propose other priority activities that would meet your community’s needs.

To learn about what OHA is already funding in this program area, please visit the web page link here.