Consultant, Proposal Development and Management Services, AIDS United

The Organization

AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, policy and advocacy, and research and evaluation. AIDS United (AU) bridges policy with grantmaking and capacity building; linking the world of HIV service and community-based organizations with the public health, medical, advocacy and social justice communities to respond to the domestic HIV epidemic.  Our grantmaking and technical assistance efforts date back to the founding of the National AIDS Fund in 1987. Over the decades, AIDS United has managed strategic grantmaking efforts that have directly granted more than $104 million to local communities and leveraged an additional $117 million to increase the capacity of community organizations responding to HIV.  In 2019, our grantmaking provided direct financial support to over 157 grantees and program partners across 34 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Combined, these jurisdictions represent more than 96 percent of the domestic HIV epidemic. An additional 300 organizations were supported through technical assistance and capacity building activities.

Position Overview

AIDS United is seeking bids from seasoned proposal writers. This engagement would involve the contractor/consultant working with key members of the AU Programs team to target emergent federal, private and other funding opportunities and develop funding requests to support our work in the Southern US; with people who use drugs; and our capacity building services in affected communities.   Seeking core experience in these areas:

·       Conceptualization and development of federal funding applications for submission to the Department of Health and Human Services – with primary emphasis on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), and potentially National Institutes of Health (NIH).

·       Conceptualization and development of funding requests and applications to multiple corporate and foundation funders; both current and potential


·       This will be a limited engagement of approximately 6 months

·       Dependent upon the federal funding cycle during the period of engagement, the contractor will be expected to work with key Program Department staff to support development of 2-3 federal applications, and 3-4 proposal templates on designated focus areas.

·       Contractor with work primarily with the VP of Program Strategy, Director of Program Operations and Director of Grantmaking, with additional engagement with Senior Managers for key project areas

·       This engagement has the potential to be extended beyond the initial contract period

How To Apply

Please submit a proposed scope of work (SOW) for carrying out the required items highlighted above, in accordance with the following:

·       Period of performance estimated to be late October 2020 – March 30, 2021

·       SOW should be no more than 4 pages in length, and should include a cost estimation for the work outlined in the SOW; cost should correspond directly to the items outlined in the SOW

·       Related attachments (not part of the 4-page count) should include:

o   Current CV/resume, or appropriate organizational capability statement detailing experience in leading process for and developing federal funding applications, as well as corporate/foundation applications

o   a non-returnable, recent writing sample

o   2-3 professional references

Please submit your bid package by no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to

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