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Date: March 25, 2023

Deadline: April 21, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. EST


In 2021, the Black Religious Round Table on HIV (BRRT) was established by the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) to cultivate a network of faith-based organizations and stakeholders committed to working at the intersections of people living with HIV & AIDS, Social Justice, and Faith to decrease the rates of HIV and AIDS throughout Georgia. Institutions of Faith have long been heralded in black communities as a hub of theological and cultural repositories, social equity and justice, and communal wealth. To advance this mission, the BBRT invites the faith-based community to support and participate in this mission. The initiative is to accomplish the following three outcomes:


  1. Assess the internal needs of faith institutions to incorporate meaningful involvement of people living with and impacted by HIV

  2. Increase the capacity of faith-based leaders to work at the intersections of HIV, Social Justice, and Faith

  3. Increase funding available to faith-based institutions, and develop programs and resources inclusive of People Living with HIV/AIDS, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, and those most at risk for HIV/AIDS.


With this, ITC will award grants of $10,000 to ten faith institutions across Georgia. Funding is to implement a 9 - 12-month program to achieve the above-mentioned outcomes.



To be eligible for the grant, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a functioning faith-based organization or initiative in Georgia

  • Have the capacity to create programs for people living with HIV or AIDS

  • Be willing to work with the LGBTQ+ community

  • Have access to men and/or women of color

  • Have an active bank account and an established entity with the state of Georgia. Entity DOES NOT have to be a 501 (c) 3 organization.



The BRRT Capacity Building Committee will evaluate the following:

  • Identification of and access to the target population to be served

  • Definition and clarity of a Problem Statement

  • Originality and creative solutions to the problems identified

  • Feasibility, efficiency, and timeline of project proposed

  • The ability to measure the impact of the proposed program



BRRT grant funding can be used for the following:

  • Direct project-related expenses included project personnel, subcontractors, or supplies

  • Purchase of new software, hardware, website, and email tools to implement proposed project

  • Leasing of physical space for events, program operations, and community gatherings

  • Marketing, communications, public relations, operational, and business expenses

Please note that indirect project costs and personal expenses of any kind will not be funded.



  • A faith or spiritually-based entity located in Georgia.

  • An entity must have a legitimate bank account

  • A final report detailing the impact of the program and

  • the utilization of the funding

  • Attend Capacity Building Training sessions throughout the grant period

  • Agree to provide all program information, including but not limited to authorized photography, video content, and testimonials

  • Agree to participate in approved media and public relations content

  • Identify Gilead Sciences, ITC, and BRRT in all program and marketing communications

  • Adhere to ITC and BRRT brand guidelines



All entities receiving the funding will have support by way of technical assistance to ensure effective program management, external communications, data management, and program evaluation. Thoroughly read the eligibility requirements, guidelines, and program criteria. Please follow the outline provided below for details on the Project Narrative. Please APPLY HERE.



Please Upload the Project Narrative. The project narrative should be five pages, in single-spaced 12-pt font.


Section A: Community Context

Please explain the following:

  • The need for this project in your community. Describe your community's HIV needs and assets, highlighting trends, racial/ethnic health discrepancies, chronic disease statistics, and social conditions impacting its residents. Consider housing, transportation, or job opportunities.

  • How will your project address the identified challenges?


Section B: Assessment of Agency’s Ability to Coordinate Project

Please describe the following:

  • Please explain what type of work your organization has done with people living with or affected by HIV. Please explain any work our organization has done with the LGTBQ+ community or social justice?

  • How will you use existing relationships and build new ones to achieve your project's goals?

  • How will you engage organizations and businesses in your community to support the program funding, improve the program reach and enhance community participation.


Section C: Intended Project Scope

Please identify the following:

  • The overall scope of the project being proposed. What will you be doing specifically and with what population?

  • The activities and date of each action that will be a part of the proposed program

  • How will your community benefit from your program?

  • Why do you think your agency will be successful in implementing this project?


Budget and Budget Narrative

A Budget and budget narrative on exactly how funds will be utilized are to be uploaded into the online portal, separately from the Project Narrative. The Budget and budget narrative will not count toward your 5-page limitation.



The application will open on Thursday, March 23, 2023, and close on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST. A question-and-answer webinar will be available Thursday, April 6, 2023, at noon EST. To register for the webinar, please CLICK HERE. Applicants will be notified of their award by May 12, 2023. Applicants will receive an email when the application has been received. Applications not receiving awards will be notified no later than May 31, 2023.



Applications must meet the eligibility requirements, be complete, and accept the grant award in writing. Conditions an application will not be accepted:

  • Faxed or hand delivered

  • Request funding for land purchase, construction, scholarships or care of animals

  • Retroactive funding beyond the scope and time of the BRRT program



If you have any questions after reading these guidelines carefully, please get in touch with T. Omi Pennick, MPH, at .





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