New Partners Initiative
The New Partners Initiative (NPI) announced by President George W. Bush in 2005 on World AIDS Day, is part of a broader effort within the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEPFAR) to work with new partners, including community and faith-based organizations, enhancing their technical and organizational capacity and ensuring the quality and sustainability of HIV/AIDS programs by building community ownership.
On World AIDS Day 2007, The U.S. Government announced the second round of planned grant awards under the NPI, establishing new partnerships through 14 grants.
These new partners will join prior NPI grantees announced on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006, in providing care for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as preventing new infections. Several of the organizations will work through networks of local and faith-based organizations, thereby strengthening their capacity as well.
How the New Partners Initiative Works
Under the New Partners Initiative, PEPFAR plans to award a series of grants totaling approximately $200 million to new partners to provide HIV/AIDS prevention and care services in the Emergency Plan's 15 focus countries. This second round of planned three-year grants will be worth at least $35 million.
To ensure the sustainability of the response, NPI offers assistance to successful applicants, focusing on successful program implementation, needs analysis, and organizational growth and strengthening.
The Need for New Partners
New Partners Initiative Goals
The Emergency Plan is reaching out to organizations through NPI, working to enable them to become new partners of the U.S. Government. The goals of the initiative are to: