Mini-Grant Funding Announcement: Year 4, 2019 – 2020

As of 2018, there were 3,419 people living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in the County of Santa Clara, with 167 new cases diagnosed in 2018. The State of California estimates that another 9% of persons with HIV are unaware of their infection. Additional work to enhance the health of people living with HIV and curb ongoing transmission will require multi-sector collaboration and alignment with best practices.

In 2016, The Health Trust, in collaboration with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and key community partners helped launch the Getting to Zero (GTZ) HIV initiative, which was made possible through funding by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors. Getting to Zero Santa Clara County- Silicon Valley operationalized the initiative using collective impact concepts to engage a wide range of stakeholders to identify and develop very specific goals and objectives. The core strategies of the GTZ Initiative are:

  • PrEP and PEP Implementation
  • Guideline-based STD and HIV Testing
  • Initiation of HIV Care and Retention in HIV Care
  • Reduction of Stigma

The GTZ initiative is driving change through a number of efforts, including the establishment of Action Teams responsible for developing and implementing work plans for each strategy listed above. A complimentary and equally important component of the GTZ initiative includes awarding mini-grants totaling $100,000 per year over the course of the project. During this fourth year of funding, The Health Trust seeks to collaborate with health care providers and non-clinical organizations to advance the GTZ mission by focusing on two of its strategies:

Mini-grants may be used to support health care providers in establishing and/or enhancing system, practice, or infrastructure needs in support of the two aforementioned strategies in clinical settings. Mini-grants to non-clinical organizations may similarly support these two strategies in community-based settings. Non-clinical partners include, but are not limited to clinics, schools, and non-profit organizations. The Health Trust may consider other innovative activities that support the two strategies.

Grant Amount Range and Allowable Expenses

The total grant allocation for this fourth year of funding is $100,000. Grant requests should not exceed $20,000. Of the $100,000, $50,000 may be awarded to clinical organizations and $50,000 to non-clinical organizations. Grant funds can be used for planning, training, staffing, materials, supplies, outreach and marketing needs to address the two GTZ strategies.

Key Dates

Application Release Date: Monday, July 1, 2019
Workshop Date: Monday, July 15, 2019
Application Due Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Grant Award Announced: Monday, August 19, 2019
Project Timeframe: September 1, 2019-June 30, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects must directly benefit County of Santa Clara residents.
  • Projects must be completed and all costs incurred by June 30, 2020.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must have an online account created with The Health Trust in order to submit the full proposal. If you do not have an existing account, please click below:

Create an Account

Upon creating an account, click below to access the proposal.

Access the Proposal

For questions related to this funding announcement, please contact Candelario Franco at

Applications are due on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by 5:00PM

Grant Monitoring and Reporting

Grantees will be required to:

  • Provide The Health Trust with an update of the project at the mid-point of the grant, and submit an initial narrative and budget report by July 31, 2020.
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation monitored by a third-party, identified and approved by the GTZ
  • Participate in monthly Leadership Team meetings (second Friday of the Month 10:00AM).
  • Submit Quarterly progress report to GTZ Project Manager.
  • Grantees will be highly encouraged to participate in the GTZ Action Team meetings. These monthly meetings can serve as critical learning communities for the successful implementation of the GTZ-funded projects.

Applicant Resources

Funding Announcement PDF

Full Proposal Budget Template