Funds Available for New Media Planning

Content From: Jackie Nolan, Managing DirectorPublished: June 24, 20132 min read



Editor's note: Application revised on 6/26/13 to clarify eligibility for Washington, D.C.

We know that using new media can help HIV/AIDS service organizations extend the reach of their programs and messaging. At the same time, new media is helping to advance the goals of the Digital Government Strategy (DGS), which calls on us “to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives”?

In order to use new media effectively, organizations need to develop communications plans to guide their efforts. To support that critical planning process—and the goals of the DGS—John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity.

Funding is available for up to eight national or local HIV/AIDS organizations to assist, stimulate, or support using new media to help expand the reach of HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care activities. Organizations selected for this funding may receive up to $9,000.

New Media Meeting
Source: Mike Sheridan
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., EDT, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

Funding is available to HIV/AIDS organizations that provide services to communities of color and other minority groups in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., the six U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

JSI will award these planning microfunds with funding made available through HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund.

You can read the funding announcement here.