Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Details for Mechanism ID: 11972
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Not Available
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

Based on the results of the updated OVC assessment, USAID will design a new activity to target OVCs and their needs.

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $0

Many children in the DR are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. In FY2009, the USAID AED contract has been slow to implement its OVC component. Only three grants were awarded to NGOs to address the needs of OVC in line with PEPFAR requirements [In 2010 it is expected that three more grants will be funded]. AED provided TA and support to NGOs and mentors to provide quality care and to coordinate with the community, government and civil society partners in order to meet the needs of OVCs. USG-supported package of services includes referral to health services (immunization, emotional and psychological counseling), educational assistance (including tuition), economic support for clothing, support for caregivers and communities. Legal services to secure birth registration and training caregivers on providing a better health and nutritional environment are also provided.

With FY2009 PFIP funds, USAID will continue to support AED to expand services to OVC in Region V and VII. With the results of the assessment to be funded with PFIP FY 2008 funds and with FY 2010 funds, USAID will design a new activity to fund NGOs, CBOs, FBOs to provide services addressing the needs of OVCs wherever they may be. This activity may include technical training for youth, urban vegetable gardens and/or summer camps offering sports and creative arts. This approach will build resilience and hope in these children.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $0
Education $0
Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery $0
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Addressing male norms and behaviors
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services
Child Survival Activities