Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012

Details for Mechanism ID: 9543
Country/Region: South Africa
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Right to Care
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $718,969

The Right to Care (RTC) Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) mechanism provides technical program, grant management, and capacity building support to local NGOs through sub-award agreements. RTC is a locally controlled and operated organization. For the COP 2012 period, two sub-recipients are currently planned: AgriAids and South to South. The primary technical areas of focus of these sub-recipients are HCT for rural, migrant populations, and PMTCT delivery strengthening through provincial community healthcare worker training. The RTC program coordination team provides technical program support to sub-recipients according to the program areas they are involved in. A unique ability of the RTC UGM is the ability of the program team to leverage the expertise of in-house clinical specialists in TB/HIV, Pediatric HIV/AIDS, Adult HIV/AIDS, Pharmacy Operation and Cervical Cancer. A dedicated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) unit provides sub-recipients with support, training, and technical assistance. The RTC UGM financial team conducts award management training with focus on USAID regulations, financial management and reporting, and audit readiness. In addition, the team provides regular oversight and support to the sub-recipients in completing their monthly financial reports.The RTC UGM team provides direction and support to all sub-recipient partners in strategic program planning. The process culminates in the completion of the workplan template which includes budgeting and target setting sections. This template is created by RTC and is designed to facilitate and document the planning process for all sub-partners.

Global Fund / Programmatic Engagement Questions

1. Is the Prime Partner of this mechanism also a Global Fund principal or sub-recipient, and/or does this mechanism support Global Fund grant implementation? Yes2. Is this partner also a Global Fund principal or sub-recipient? Principal Recipient3. What activities does this partner undertake to support global fund implementation or governance?

Budget Code Recipient(s) of Support Approximate Budget Brief Description of ActivitiesCIRC 8800000 Providing MMC activities through sub-recepient partnersHVCT MARPS 5600000 Providing HCT MARPS through sub-recepient partners (budget allocated under HVTB)HVTB TB crisis districts and MARPS 6520000 Providing TB diagnostic services to TB crisis districts

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $339,690

Right to Care (RTC) currently has one Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) sub-grantee that implements HIV/AIDS related care and support services. AgriAids facilitates, organizes, and monitors HIV/AIDS prevention and HCT programs in farming areas in Limpopo (LP), North West (NW), KwaZulu Natal (KZN), and Mpumalanga (MP). In addition, AgriAids provides provides care and support services to farm workers who test HIV positive by supporting these clients to receive care and treatment from their local clinics. AgriAids also supports them in the setting up care and treatment support mechanisms (such as support groups, adherence messaging etc.) in the farms to support HIV positive farm workers in dealing with their HIV status.The UGM mechanism provides support to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as AgriAids through sub-award agreements. As a UGM, RTC provides support to sub-recipients organizations in areas of program management, financial managements, grant management and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). This support is provided through training, mentorship, site visits and site assessments.The RTC UGM financial team conducts USAID Management training on USAID regulations, financial management and reporting, and audit preparedness. RTC provides on-site training and other additional capacity building support wherever there are gaps identified at the sub-partners.The Right to Care UGM M&E unit provides the sub-grantees with support, training and technical assistance in order to effectively meet USAID reporting requirements and also effectively manage their programs. This support is in the form of training on M&E systems, USAID reporting requirements, indicator definitions and data analysis, regular on-site and telephonic individual support and training on an as needed basis.The RTC program coordination team provides support to sub-partners on programmatic implementation according to the program areas they are involved in. The program team has access to support from the different RTC in-house clinical specialists who specialize in the different program areas.

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $73,115

Right to Care (RTC) currently has two Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) sub-grantees that implement HIV counseling and testing services: LifeLine Rustenburg and AgriAids. LifeLine Rustenburg implements an HCT program which uses mobile HCT units which are deployed in hotspots including farming and mining areas in and around the Bojanala District in the North West. AgriAids facilitates, organizes and monitors HIV/AIDS prevention and HCT programs in farming areas in Limpopo (LP), North West (NW), KwaZulu Natal (KZN) and Mpumalanga (MP).The UGM mechanism provides support to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) such as LifeLine Rustenburg and AgriAids through sub-award agreements. RTC as a UGM provides support to sub-recipients organizations in areas of program management, financial managements, grant management and monitoring and evaluation (M&E). This support is provided through training, mentorship, site visits, and site assessments.The RTC UGM financial team conducts USAID Management training on USAID regulations, financial management and reporting, and audit preparedness. Wherever there are gaps identified at the sub-partners RTC provides on-site training and other additional capacity building support.The Right to Care UGM M&E unit provides the sub-grantees with support, training and technical assistance in order to effectively meet USAID reporting requirements and also effectively manage their programs. This support is in the form of training on M&E systems, USAID reporting requirements, indicator definitions and data analysis, regular on-site and telephonic individual support and training on an as needed basis.The RTC program coordination team provides support to sub-partners on programmatic implementation according to the program areas they are involved in. The program team has access to support from the different RTC in-house clinical specialists who specialize in the different program areas.

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT): $124,082

Right to Care (RTC) currently has one Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) sub-grantee that implements MTCT, pediatric HIV/AIDS care and support and pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment related services: South to South (S2S). S2S is specialist partner in PMTCT, pediatrics and psychosocial programming. S2S provides support to the Department of Health and to USAID implementing partners by providing Human Capacity Development (HCD) through training and mentoring; district specific technical assistance; technical assistance to PEPFAR implementing partners; and development and distribution of performance and training support tools and resources.The UGM mechanism provides support to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as S2S through a sub-award agreement. RTC as a UGM provides support to sub-recipients organization in areas of program management, financial managements, grant management, and M&E. This support is provided through training, mentorship, site visits, and site assessments.The RTC UGM financial team conducts USAID Management training on USAID regulations, financial management and reporting, and audit preparedness. RTC provides on-site training and other additional capacity building support wherever there are gaps identified at the sub-partners.The Right to Care UGM M&E unit provides the sub-grantees with support, training, and technical assistance in order to effectively meet USAID reporting requirements and also effectively manage their programs. This support is in the form of training on M&E systems, USAID reporting requirements, indicator definitions and data analysis, regular on-site and telephonic individual support and training on an as needed basis.The RTC program coordination team provides support to sub-partners on programmatic implementation according to the program areas they are involved. The program team has access to support from the different RTC in-house clinical specialists who specialize in the different program areas including a Pediatric HIV/AIDS specialist and a PMTCT specialist.

Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $0

Funding for Treatment: Pediatric Treatment (PDTX): $182,082

Right to Care (RTC) currently has one Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) sub-grantee that implements MTCT, pediatric HIV/AIDS care and support and pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment related services, South to South (S2S). S2S is specialist partner in PMTCT, pediatrics and psychosocial programming. S2S provides support to the Department of Health and to USAID implementing Partners by providing Human Capacity Development (HCD) through training and mentoring; district specific technical assistance; technical assistance to PEPFAR implementation partners; and development and distribution of performance and training support tools and resources.The UGM mechanism provides support to non-governmental organizations (NGO) such as S2S through a sub-award agreement. As a UGM, RTC provides support to sub-recipients organizations in areas of program management, financial managements, grant management, and M&E. This support is provided through training, mentorship, site visits, and site assessments.The RTC UGM financial team conducts USAID Management training on USAID regulations, financial management and reporting, and audit preparedness. Wherever there are gaps identified at the sub-partners RTC provides on-site training and other additional capacity building support. The Right to Care UGM M&E unit provides the sub-grantees with support, training, and technical assistance in order to effectively meet USAID reporting requirements and also effectively manage their programs. This support is in the form of training on M&E systems, USAID reporting requirements, indicator definitions and data analysis, regular on-site and telephonic individual support and training on an as needed basis.The RTC program coordination team provides support to sub-partners on programmatic implementation according to the program areas they are involved in. The program team has access to support from the different RTC in-house clinical specialists who specialize in the different program areas including a Pediatric HIV/AIDS specialist and a PMTCT specialist.

Subpartners Total: $0
AgriAIDS: NA
Lifeline: NA
Stellenbosch University: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $400,000
Human Resources for Health $400,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Child Survival Activities
Mobile Populations
Safe Motherhood