Peace Corps Global Health and PEPFAR Initiative Program

The primary purpose of this program is to support the U.S.

President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) s goals and programmatic strategy.

The Peace Corps intends to award multiple cooperative agreements and grants with PEPFAR funding for vital global health programming and training
enhancements, including supplemental Volunteer training; funding of additional 2 year Volunteers, Peace Corps Response Volunteers, 3rd year extensions, and staff; and activities benefiting community members such as capacity building and community initiated activities.

Agency - Peace Corps

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance can be used by non-federal entities to plan, develop and implement programmatic activities that support PEPFAR s goals through overseas volunteer service.

In addition, assistance can be used to identify and implement appropriate evidence-based practices and programs related to global health and HIV.

Furthermore, assistance funds can be used to develop staff capacity to implement global health and PEPFAR programs.

Use restrictions are outlined under the terms of each request for application (RFA).

100% of PEPFAR funds are considered discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility



No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-21 also applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed by Peace Corps Office of Acquisitions and Contract Management with technical support from several program offices. Awards are made to the top applicants based on the evaluation factors outlined under the request for application (RFA), the needs of the Agency and the availability of funds.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Section 10(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. §2509).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Application deadlines are specified in each request for application (RFA).


Not Applicable.


Cooperative agreements and grants may be awarded to non-federal entities for a period not to exceed three years. After the initial year has been completed, agreements and grants will be renewed each following year based on successful completion of performance measures.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Matching requirements are outlined in the request for application (RFA).
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Federal assistance funds must be spent on a yearly basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Federal assistance funds are awarded and/or released on a yearly basis.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are required as outlined under each request for application (RFA).

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required as outlined under each request for application (RFA).

Expenditure reports are required as outlined under each request for application (RFA).

Performance monitoring is required as outlined under each request for application (RFA).


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


Non-federal entities shall maintain adequate financial records and accounts to ensure that cooperative agreement and grant funds are used for authorized purposes.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 Estimate Not Available; and FY 15 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Joseph J. Alustiza 1111 20th Street NW Room 4432

, Washington, District of Columbia 20526 Email: Phone: 2026921235

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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