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COMPASS Initiative® Community Investment Opportunities
Investing in the community means providing resources, skills, and support to those at the frontline of the HIV epidemic. It also acknowledges the unique barriers to care that many communities in the South experience. The community investments provided by the COMPASS Initiative® will focus on addressing these barriers by increasing organizational capacity, building awareness, reducing HIV-related stigma, advancing education, sharing knowledge, and promoting the wellbeing of individuals through mental health services and trauma-informed care.


Trainings

Capacity Building Assistance
Thank you for your interest with Emory University COMPASS Coordinating Center. The last date to submit a Training Request application for 2019 is November 1st, 2019.  Any requests submitted after that date will not be reviewed.  Training requests will REOPEN on January 15, 2020.

This training focuses on building organizational capacity and increasing shared knowledge among HIV/AIDS-serving community-based organizations. Available capacity building trainings include: Governance and Leadership, Mission, Values, & Strategy, Finance and Administration, Resource Development, Strategic Relationships and Coalition Building, Communications, Internal Management and Operations, and Service Delivery and Impact.

You must be a non-profit organization in the 9 Deep South States (AL, FL, GA, MS, LA, NC, SC, TN, TX) AND meet at least one (1) of the following: 1) Is an AIDS Service Organization (ASO) OR 2) Is a community-based organization that prioritizes HIV/AIDS prevention or care services, OR 3) Is a community-based organization with a substantial budgetary investment in HIV-related programming to apply for Capacity Building trainings.

Wellbeing & Mental Health
Thank you for your interest with the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work COMPASS Coordinating Center. The last date to submit a Training Request application for 2019 is November 1st, 2019.  Any requests submitted after that date will not be reviewed.  Training requests will REOPEN on January 15, 2020.

These trainings focus on the role of mental health, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, legislative advocacy, and healing justice in the HIV epidemic, as well as substance use and the opioid epidemic (especially harm reduction). Standard and specified options are available.

Stigma Reduction & Culturally Appropriate Care
Thank you for your interest with the Southern AIDS Coalition COMPASS Coordinating Center. The last date to submit a Training Request application for 2019 is December 1st, 2019.  Any requests submitted after that date will not be reviewed.  Training requests will REOPEN on January 15, 2020.

These trainings emphasize the need for HIV awareness, stigma reduction, and culturally appropriate care in our effort to address the epidemic in the Southern United States. Training topics include Undoing Racism, Stigma & HIV, Cultural Competence & Humility, and Addressing Employment Needs & Maximizing Opportunities for People Living with/or at Greater Vulnerability to HIV.


Grants

Core Grant
All funds allotted for the 2019 CORE Grant cycle have been distributed. No new applications will be considered for the remainder of 2019.  We look forward to considering all new requests beginning February 1, 2020.

These grants provide funding support, up to $4,500 per organization, for a variety of organizational and staff resources, including technology and software, meeting space costs, conference attendance fees, professional development, and continuing education.

SPARK! Grant
SPARK! (Southerners Promoting Awareness and Real Knowledge) is a grant program to fund community-led grassroots campaigns across the Deep South. With this program, we are turning to you as the expert on how to promote awareness and real knowledge around HIV and AIDS in your community. Funding for SPARK! campaigns range from $2,500 to $25,000, with the amount of funding reflective of the scope of the campaign and cost of planned media platforms.

For more detailed instructions, click here.

ACTION-Latinx/ACTION-Latina (Act with Communities To Increase Opportunities and address Needs in the South/ Actuar con Comunidades para Aumentar las Oportunidades y abordar las Necesidades en el Sur) Grant 
The ACTION-Latinx in the South grant is SUSTAIN’s funding opportunity that supports action-oriented projects that build, enhance and/or reframe mental health, promote wellness, and strengthen harm reduction approaches to service provision. The ACTION-Latinx grant award will range from $5,000 to $20,000.
For more detailed instructions, click hereApplications received AFTER 11:59 EST on August 23, 2019  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.

ACTION-Latina es una oportunidad de financiamiento de SUSTAIN que apoya proyectos orientados a la acción que construyen, mejoran y/o cambian el estigma de la salud mental, promueven el bienestar y fortalecen los enfoques de reducción de daños en la provisión de servicios. El financiamiento de ACTION in the South- Latina grant es entre $5,000 a $20,000.
Aprenda más aqui. Cierre de Aplicación : lunes, 23 de Agosto, 2019 @ 11:59pm EST/ 10:59 CST

Transformative Grants
Transformative Grants are focused on supporting the development and implementation of programs and activities that address the three programmatic focuses of the COMPASS Initiative®, including organizational capacity building; wellbeing, mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use, and telehealth; and HIV-related stigma reduction. The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).

For more detailed information click here.  Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on October 1, 2019  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.


Click 'Apply' below for Emory University - Organizational Capacity Building

Click 'Apply' below for Southern AIDS Coalition - HIV Related Stigma Reduction

Click 'Apply' below for University of Houston - Wellness, Mental Health, Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Use, & Telehealth


Collaborative Learning

The PoWER Institute: PoWER Up for Organizational Success
The PoWER Institute’s “PoWER Up for Organizational Success” is a 3-month intensive collaborative learning opportunity for emerging organizations interested in enhancing their infrastructure.  Our design features a combination of in-person sessions, web-based trainings, and individualized consultations with a Capacity Building Coach. The key areas of focus include strategic planning, internal operations and fiscal management, leadership development, fund development and diversification, and sustainability. Note:  A  travel stipend up to $1,500 (to support travel costs and lodging) & an organizational stipend ($3,500) will be available to all accepted participants.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the in-person sessions.  *Space is limited (up to 10 organizations will be selected to participate).

For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on July 10, 2019  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.

**Participation in the PoWER Up for Organizational Success does not guarantee successful award of additional COMPASS Initiative funding, nor other grant opportunities.


Stigma Intervention Pilot Partners
LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Advocacy Development) Academy: LEAD Academy is a retreat-style  health promotion intervention (spanning 2 nights and 2.5 daysperhaps specify number of days)  designed to combat HIV-related stigma by training PLHIV to be leaders, educators, and advocates in their communities.

Younity Workshop is a two-session  group-level intervention that teaches PLHIV techniques and skills to reduce internalized HIV-related stigma. Younity Workshop is most appropriate for PLHIV who are newly diagnosed or who are struggling to accept their HIV diagnosis.

For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59 EST on March 6, 2019  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.


Leading through Education, Advocacy & Resistance with our Neighbors (LEARN): Trauma Informed Advocacy
Leading with Education, Advocacy & Resistance with our Neighbors (LEARN) is one of SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center’s strategies for supporting organizations with transforming organizational practice with the goal to build knowledge, capacity and expertise in a particular topic area. Each cohort of LEARN is centered on a different content area, with the third cohort of LEARN focusing on trauma informed advocacy and policy developed in collaboration with the Black Futurists Group. Participating organizations must demonstrate a willingness to integrate trauma informed advocacy, public policy, and political education, into all aspects of their programs; and cultivate integration of directly impacted communities in this work in collaboration with their organization. Four to six organizations will be selected for each cohort.

For more detailed instructions, click here.  Applications received AFTER 11:59 EST on January 15, 2020  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.


 

If you have questions about any of the Community Investment opportunities,
you can contact us at info@gileadcompass.com.