Mini-Grant Funding Announcement Year 3

Mini-Grant Funding Announcement: Year 3, 2018 – 2019


As of 2017, there were 3,361 people living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in the County of Santa Clara, with 156 new cases in 2017. The State of California estimates that another 9% of persons with HIV are unaware of their infection. While progress to date has helped decrease the number of new infections and improve the health of those living with HIV, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

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 SupervisorsGetting 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 mission of the GTZ Initiative is to meet the goals of zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related deaths, and zero HIV stigma/discrimination through a collaborative, countywide, multi-sector, multidimensional approach. In an effort to help advance its mission, GTZ Santa Clara County-Silicon Valley developed the following four strategies:

  • Guideline-based STD and HIV Testing
  • PrEP and PEP Implementation
  • 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 third 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:

  • Guideline-based STD and HIV Testing
  • PrEP and PEP Implementation

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 third 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, staffing, materials, supplies, outreach and marketing needs to address the two GTZ strategies.

Key Dates

Application Release Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Application Due Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by 5:00PM
Grant Award Announced: Friday, November 9, 2018
Project Timeframe: November 12, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects must directly benefit County of Santa Clara residents.
  • Projects must be completed and all costs incurred by June 30, 2019.

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 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by 5pm.

Applicant Resources

Funding Announcement PDF

Full Proposal Budget Template