The Global Fund Board made an important decision at its 24th Board Meeting on 26 September 2011 relating to Round 11 proposals, Second Wave of National Strategy Applications and funding requests through the Health Systems Funding Platform. Due to uncertainties in the amount of financing which is expected to be available to fund this Round, the Board has agreed to:

  • Delay the closing date for Round 11 proposals, Second Wave of National Strategy Applications and funding requests through the Health Systems Funding Platform from 15 December 2011 to at least 1 March 2012;
  • Examine options for modifications to the application, renewal and approval processes for new and existing investments; and
  • To make further decisions in relation to the options at its forthcoming 25th Board Meeting on 21-22 November 2011.

Applicants are therefore informed that the application, renewal and / or approval processes for new and existing grants are liable to change.

The Board made these decisions in recognition of a revised current estimate that not more than US$ 0.8 billion is expected to be available for approving Round 11 proposals Second Wave of National Strategy Applications and funding requests through the Health Systems Funding Platform, and the fact that these resources may not be available until the fourth quarter of 2013.

The Board has committed to communicating its decision on the modifications that may apply to the application, renewal and approval processes no later than 1st December 2011. However, until such time, the existing application forms, processes and guidance for Round 11 (including the Eligibility List), the Second Wave of NSAs and the Health Systems Funding Platform remain valid and applicable (although they are subject to future changes).

Please visit the Global Fund website for more information.

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