5 Feb 2013

In an article in GFO Newsletter 208 (“NFM Will Be Launched by the End of February 2013”), published on 29 January 2013, we provided some information describing early, interim and standard applicants under the new funding model (NFM) that was incomplete.

The text should have read as follows:

As reported previously in GFO, countries will participate in the application process for the NFM at different times, depending on their circumstances. The Global Fund has identified three types of applicants: early, interim and standard.

Both early and interim applicants have to meet at least one of the following criteria: (a) are considered by the Global Fund to be significantly underfunded; (b) face service disruption in 2013 and through part of 2014; or (c) are considered by the Global Fund to be “well positioned” for impact. The Secretariat will develop a list of applicants that meet at least one of these criteria and, from this list, will select the early and interim applicants. The Global Fund wants to ensure that the pool of early and interim applicants is diverse, geographically and in other ways.

Early applicants will submit concept notes and go through the full NFM process. Interim applicants will access funds through reprogramming, Phase 2 renewal or grant extensions. “Standard” applicants refers to all other applicants. Standard applicants will have an opportunity to apply when the NFM is fully implemented, possibly as early as the last quarter of 2013.

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