NVHR Announces Community Grant Fund
The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Task Force for Global Health (Task Force) are pleased to announce the availability of funding through the NVHR Gregg Allman Hepatitis C Community Education Grant Fund. A short description of the application process is included below. Please see the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) and required Cover Letter form for additional details. A technical assistance conference call will be held on Thursday, September 1 (details in attached RFP).
About the Fund
The NVHR Gregg Allman Hepatitis C Community Education Grant Fund was established with a donation to the Task Force/NVHR from the Allman Brothers Band with proceeds from their July concert to promote the "Tune in to Hep C" educational campaign developed by Merck Pharmaceutical Company. Gregg Allman has received a liver transplant as the result of hepatitis C infection.
NVHR is a coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence of infection, morbidity and mortality from viral hepatitis in the United States. The Task Force works in the areas of disease eradication and control, child well being, global health collaboration, and public health informatics to provide and improve the resources necessary for better global health for those in need. NVHR is a project of the Task Force. We expect to award 6 - 8 grants not to exceed the amount of $10,000 each.
Who Can Apply
This call for proposals is open to all non-profit community-based organizations, health care organizations, and social service organizations interested in advancing hepatitis C education and awareness. Organizations interested in applying must have 501 (c) 3 status. Membership in NVHR is not required, but applicants are encouraged to join if they are not already members. Activities that are eligible for funding may include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting trainings and workshops for stakeholders, including medical providers, patients, and the general public
- Community based or organization based education or awareness initiatives, such as localized public education and awareness events or campaigns, or internal company/organization based education or awareness campaigns
- Innovative social media campaigns
- Integration of hepatitis C education in existing hepatitis B programs