PEPFAR's annual planning process is done either at the country (COP) or regional level (ROP).
PEPFAR's programs are implemented through implementing partners who apply for funding based on PEPFAR's published Requests for Applications.
Since 2010, PEPFAR COPs have grouped implementing partners according to an organizational type. We have retroactively applied these classifications to earlier years in the database as well.
Also called "Strategic Areas", these are general areas of HIV programming. Each program area has several corresponding budget codes.
Specific areas of HIV programming. Budget Codes are the lowest level of spending data available.
Expenditure Program Areas track general areas of PEPFAR expenditure.
Expenditure Sub-Program Areas track more specific PEPFAR expenditures.
Object classes provide highly specific ways that implementing partners are spending PEPFAR funds on programming.
Cross-cutting attributions are areas of PEPFAR programming that contribute across several program areas. They contain limited indicative information related to aspects such as human resources, health infrastructure, or key populations programming. However, they represent only a small proportion of the total funds that PEPFAR allocates through the COP process. Additionally, they have changed significantly over the years. As such, analysis and interpretation of these data should be approached carefully. Learn more
Beneficiary Expenditure data identify how PEPFAR programming is targeted at reaching different populations.
Sub-Beneficiary Expenditure data highlight more specific populations targeted for HIV prevention and treatment interventions.
PEPFAR sets targets using the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) System - documentation for which can be found on PEPFAR's website at https://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance/. As with most data on this website, the targets here have been extracted from the COP documents. Targets are for the fiscal year following each COP year, such that selecting 2016 will access targets for FY2017. This feature is currently experimental and should be used for exploratory purposes only at present.
Years of mechanism: 2008
Uganda is one of the four countries implementing the PEPFAR funded Community based Orphan care,
Protection and Empowerment (COPE) project. The other COPE countries include Rwanda, Mozambique
and Tanzania. In Uganda, Africare is implementing the COPE project in Ntungamo District and South
Western Uganda. Ntungamo District is composed of three counties (Kajara, Rushenyi and Ruhaama), and
is further divided into 15 sub-counties, 96 parishes and 1001 villages. To date, the project has scaled up its
activities to all 15 sub-counties: Itojo, Nyakyera, Bwongyera, Ihunga, Rukoni, Ngoma, Nyabihoko, Kibatsi,
Rweikiniro, Ntungamo Sub-county, Rubaare, Rugaraama, Ruhaama and Kayonza and Ntungamo town
Council. With additional FY 2007 funding from USAID/Uganda, COPE will expand its services to Isingiro
District and support OVC in two sub-counties. Since inception to date, COPE Uganda has served 20,123
In FY 2008, the project had registered commendable results and as of March 2008, a total of 10,534
(5775F, 4759M) OVC and 4077 (2760F, 1317 M) caregivers and service providers received services
through 93 outlets. Activities supported by USG funds included providing life skills training, peer education
and psychosocial support (PSS) for OVC and caregivers. As of March 2008, scholastic materials were
provided for 3,163 OVC (1779F, 1384M,) and 700 OVC (333F, 367M) were enrolled in secondary school.
Capacity building programs were held for service providers, 80 primary school teachers were trained in life
skills, 1024 orphan care committee (OCC) members in home based care and 40 staff from seven
CBO/FBOs were trained in M&E and home based care. 1,439 caregivers were trained in savings,
governance, financial management and business development in preparation for undertaking the fruit drying
income generating activity (IGA). Among the activities implemented, school block grants and income
generating activities are successful program models that will be scaled up during FY 2009. The project
intends to maintain the same number of service outlets and will provide at least three core services to about
20,000 OVC in the same outlets. With COPE Plus-up funds, the project will reach 5000 new OVC working
through sub grantees. The additional service outlets in FY 2009 will be of sub grantees. Most of the
activities to be implemented in FY 2009 are continuing from FY 2008. The project will target 20,000 OVC
and 5,000 caregivers. The project will emphasize comprehensiveness of services by providing at least three
core services. With additional FY 2007 funds from USAID/Uganda, the project will serve 5000 new OVC.
In FY 2009, the project intends to accomplish the following activities per strategic objective:
1) Enhanced district/community capacity to coordinate care and support services for OVC and caregivers.
Refresher trainings on home based care will be given to 40 staff members from CBO/FBOs and 45 service
corps volunteers. The organizations and SCV will in turn provide refresher training to 1,024 OCC members
who will then train caregivers. Advocacy and lobbying for OVC support will be done through four radio talk
shows. Semi-annual partners' coordination and review meetings will be held to share best practices and
lessons. With a plus up grant from USAID/Uganda, COPE will scale up the methodology to Isingiro District
and will sub-grant four CBOs- two in Ntungamo and two in Isingiro. These CBOs will reach 5000 new OVC
with comprehensive services within a period of two years. Orientation will be conducted for Isingiro District
OVC coordination committee on the COPE methodology. Training will be conducted for 20 staff from the
four CBOs in Isingiro and Ntungamo Districts on OVC identification, monitoring and supervision, financial
management, and on the general COPE methodology. Identification and training of community structures
that will include Service Corp volunteers and Community Care Committees in OVC identification,
monitoring, and supervision of OVC services will also be done. An organizational capacity assessment will
be conducted for CBOs that will receive grants. COPE will work with the identified CBOs in Isingiro to carry
out rapid assessment of OVC Households. Four grants will be disbursed to four CBOs, COPE will conduct a
mid term survey assessment of COPE project's impact on OVC. The project will hold quarterly review
meetings with sub- grantees. Hold semi-annual review, planning and coordination meetings with OVC
implementing partners. Attend regularly scheduled DCF meetings for OVC coordination. Monthly monitoring
and supervision visits to CSO sites will be conducted by COPE staff. COPE project will work closely with the
TSO in south western Uganda to strengthen coordination mechanisms of CSOs that support OVC in
Ntungamo and Isingiro districts.
2) Increased access to life skills training, peer education and psychosocial care and support to OVC and
their families. The project will continue to train 5,000 in-school and out-of-school OVC in life skills and PSS.
80 teachers will receive refresher training in PSS and life skills. Caregivers, too, will be trained in PSS. 458
peer educators will be trained in a new module of peers understanding sexuality. Train 9,000 peers in HIV
prevention and HIV risk factors using IMBR model. Training of OVC caregivers in PSS (200 caregivers/15
sub-counties). Hold HIV prevention awareness raising sessions in school. Hold HIV/AIDS awareness raising
sessions in communities through video shows. Hold 30 exchange visits of community and school COPE
clubs reaching 2000 OVC. Link OVC in schools with existing youth services of child development centers
for PSS and recreational activities. Link OVC in schools with existing youth services of child development
centers for PSS and recreational activities. These are new activities: 34 COPE clubs will be formed in new
schools supported by sub-grantees, 5000 new OVC in Life skills, PE and PSS using IMBR model.
3) Increased access to educational support services for OVC. COPE will continue to provide scholastic
materials and uniforms to 10,000 OVC from 64 primary schools. 11 secondary schools with 700 students
will receive school fees under the resources exchange program. Distribute uniforms to 1000 OVC in the
same schools. Monitoring OVC school attendance in those schools being supported by block grants and
primary schools will continue to be done.
4) Increased access to healthcare and nutritional support (including nutrition education and food for OVC
and caregivers). COPE will continue to provide improved vegetables for nutrition improvement to 500
vulnerable households to help them establish backyard gardens, support school-based food programs
through the provision of seeds to support the activities of 10 COPE clubs in the schools, train 1,000
caregivers in nutrition, establishing nursery beds, less intensive farming technologies, support growing of
fruit trees to supplement nutrition and to ensure the sustainability of the project. 500 caregivers will be
trained in domestic hygiene and sanitation to control the occurrence of sanitation related diseases, provide
hygienic materials to 10,000 OVC in schools and COPE club members, provide 3,000 long lasting
insecticide treated nets (LLITN) to control malaria among OVC. COPE will continue to link 1,000 caregivers
and 1,000 OVC to VCT services. Facilitate and coordinate the birth registration exercise for OVC in Isingiro
Activity Narrative: and Ntungamo Districts.
5) Increased access to income generating opportunities for OVC and Caregivers. The project will continue
to support viable IGA for 1,300 new caregivers by working with four sub-grantees, IGA activities for 60 child
headed households, place 50 OVC in artisan training programs, procure start up kits for 60 artisan
graduates, Caregivers and OCC will form 10 savings and loan associations to improve the saving culture
and facilitate sustainability of their projects. Training of 4 sub-grantees in the COPE IGA methodology will
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 14181
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
14181 4437.08 U.S. Agency for Africare 6727 1116.08 Community- $584,044
International Based Orphan
Development Care, Protection
8402 4437.07 U.S. Agency for Africare 4824 1116.07 OVC Track $730,033
International 1/Round 2
4437 4437.06 U.S. Agency for Africare 3348 1116.06 OVC Track $243,228
* Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS programs
* Increasing women's access to income and productive resources
* Increasing women's legal rights
Health-related Wraparound Programs
* Child Survival Activities
* Malaria (PMI)
Human Capacity Development
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Human Capacity Development $298,577
Public Health Evaluation
Food and Nutrition: Policy, Tools, and Service Delivery
Food and Nutrition: Commodities
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Food and Nutrition: Commodities $25,000
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Economic Strengthening $31,764
Estimated amount of funding that is planned for Water $73,181