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  1. LOI should include interventions for early and increased case detection of TB. These should be innovative approaches or proven approaches for early and increased case detection but not yet implemented in the country. Applicants are advised to either propose new innovative approaches to address TB case detection barriers, especially in underserved, at-risk and vulnerable population, or propose to rapidly scale up proven case finding interventions/approaches to the entire country or a large province.
  2. Since TB REACH funding is for one year LOIs should include a sustainability plan beyond the TB REACH grant period. Proposals demonstrating co-funding and/or robust plans for access to longer-term funding for sustaining or scaling up successful interventions will be prioritized for funding.
  3. Funding for treatment of drug resistant TB is beyond the scope and mandate of theTB REACH initiative. TB REACH cannot fund activities related to the management of MDR-TB. In the case that your LOI includes Xpert MTB/RIF testing, ensure and document in your LOI that funding from other sources is available to cover costs for DST and MDR-TB treatment.
  4. TB REACH supports Stop TB Partners, National Tuberculosis Programmes (NTP), NGOs, civil society organizations and other NTP Partners. "For-profit" organizations cannot apply for funding but can co-fund projects.
  5. All international NGOs and foreign universities must demonstrate how they will partner with local NGOs and build their capacity for sustaining interventions and activities.
  6. Applicants must have in-country presence. No funding will be provided to set up project offices.
  7. The applicant must demonstrate capacity for responsible fiscal management by submitting and be capable of leading rapid implementation of interventions. Applicants cannot receive grants for more than three times their annual budget.
  8. LOIs cover a period of 1 year.
  9. Each LOI for general track funding should have a budget of US$200,000 to 1 million.
  10. From the point of view of sustainability, TB REACH encourages applicants to limit costs that are not directly related to activities and interventions such as high human resource costs, purchase of vehicles and high overheads. As a general rule, the budget should not exceed USD 350 per additional case detected in the Additionality Table. This is not a cap, but in the cases where the number is above 350 additional justification will be required.
  11. Multiple applications from the same country are possible, but only one per organization per country.
  12. TB REACH encourages applicants to seek co-financing from other sources which can amplify impact, strengthen partnerships, and improve sustainability. Such co-financing should be clearly documented in your LOI.
  13. The following LOIs will be prioritized in the selection process for funding:
    (1) Proposals that scale up a proven intervention to an entire province or country.
    (2) Proposals that target mining affected communities, especially those that show evidence of possible co-funding.
    (3) Proposals that target the following vulnerable populations: migrants, children, indigenous populations, ethnic minorities, and incarcerated populations.
    (4) Proposals that demonstrate secured co-funding.
  14. For the "CBO/CSO/Small NGO Track" budget of LOIs should be from USD $80,000 up to USD $200,000. The CSO track is a special track of funding for small and local organizations and is NOT for NGOs that have an international presence, or organizations whose core operations are mainly biomedical in nature (e.g. laboratories/technical institutes/universities). Annual budget turnover of applicants in this track of funding must not exceed USD $500,000. Applicants to this track should propose local innovative approaches to address local TB case detection barriers in underserved, at-risk and vulnerable populations.
  15. Proposals that include Xpert testing activities should refer to the Xpert guidance note.


  • Both funding and TB cases detected under TB REACH should be additional. Please see the concept note on how TB REACH projects are evaluated.
  • It must be reflected in this proposal that funding provided under this grant is additional to what is being already provided by the national government, other donors.
  • Additional cases detected and treated successfully are those that would not have occurred in the absence of the TB REACH project.