Grant Approval

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Five Concept Notes from Early Applicants Have Been Endorsed, and Have Moved to the Grant-Making Stage

16 May 2013

Five concept notes submitted by early applicants have been endorsed by the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). Three of the concept notes are from the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) in Myanmar (one for each disease). The others are from CCMs in El Salvador (HIV) and Zimbabwe (HIV). This information was contained in the 15 May issue of the Global Fund’s News Flash.

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Funding for Phase 2 of TB Grant in Guinea-Bissau Approved, Despite Weak Performance in Phase 1

14 May 2013
UNDP nominated to become PR for Phase 2

Editor’s Note: Guinea-Bissau was one of seven applicants for which the Global Fund recently approved renewal funding. Articles on each of the other six renewals are available on GFO Live.

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Pakistan Becomes the First Country to Be Awarded Money Under the New Funding Model

7 May 2013
$8 million will be added to an existing TB grant
Funds will be used to replenish stocks of first-line drugs

Pakistan is the first interim applicant in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) to be awarded money. On 3 May, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $8 million. This is the same amount that was identified for Pakistan when the interim applicants were announced (see GFO article). 

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Opportunity for Scale-Up in Next Implementation Period of Nepal TB Grant

11 Apr 2013
Funding of $15.1 million approved
Responsibility for procurement of health products shifts to global mechanisms, but the long-term plan is to build procurement capacity in Nepal

The Grants Renewal Panel says that overall performance of a single-stream-of-funding TB grant in Nepal has been high and that there is an opportunity for scale-up in the next implementation period.

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Global Fund Approves Phase 2 of Republic of Congo TB Grant Despite Mediocre Phase 1 Performance

11 Apr 2013
Case detection and treatment success rates were low

A number of strategic high-impact activities were not implemented during Phase 1 of a Round 8 TB grant in the Republic of Congo, and a significant portion of the budget was not spent, according to the Global Fund’s Grant Renewals Panel. Nevertheless, the Global Fund Board has approved new funding of $234,687 for Phase 2 of the grant. The overall Phase 2 budget recommended by the panel was approximately $2 million.

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Funding Approved for Phase 2 of HIV Grant in Bosnia and Hercegovina

22 Mar 2013
Greater focus on high-impact interventions and most-at-risk populations
Increased attention to human rights issues

The Global Fund Board has approved Phase 2 funding for a Round 9 HIV grant in Bosnia and Hercegovina in the amount of $13.5 million. The principal recipient (PR) for the grant is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNDP is also PR for another HIV grant, which has been essentially completed, and for a TB grant in Bosnia and Hercegovina.

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Funding Approved for Phase 2 of Two HIV Grants to Pakistan

21 Mar 2013
Grants have been reprogrammed

The Global Fund Board has approved Phase 2 funding for two Round 9 HIV grants in Pakistan. Funding of $7.1 million was approved for one of the grants, for which the principal recipient (PR) is the National AIDS Control Programme. Funding of $11.3 million was approved for the other grant, for which the PR is the Nai Zindagi Trust.

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Malaria Grant Renewals in Nigeria Include $50 million in “New” Money

9 Oct 2012

The Global Fund Board recently approved two Round 8 malaria grant renewals for Nigeria worth $225 million. This amount included $50 million in “new” money, which will be used to purchase bed nets.

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Working Group Formed to Study Changes to Application, Renewal and Approval Processes

13 Oct 2011

The Global Fund Board has formed a working group to examine options for changes to the application, renewal and approval processes for new and existing investments.

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Deadline for Round 11 Applications Extended to At Least 1 March 2012

28 Sep 2011

Current estimates of funds available for Round 11 significantly lower than forecasted in May 2011

Funds might not be available until 4th quarter of 2013

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