Funding opportunities to address sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI)

Via the Government of Canada

Supporting the community response to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) submissions under the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF) and Harm Reduction Fund (HRF). The deadline to submit an LOI is January 29, 2021 at 3 PM Eastern Time. We will only accept LOIs until the submission deadline. Only those applications submitted through the online portal will be accepted for consideration.

Government of Canada efforts to address STBBI in Canada are guided by the Pan-Canadian Framework for Action on STBBI and the Government of Canada Five Year Action Plan on STBBI.


HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF):

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) invests $26.4 million annually to support time-limited projects across Canada to address HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted infections (e.g. chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) through the CAF.

Organizations can apply for a maximum of 5 years of project funding.


Harm Reduction Fund:

PHAC invests $7 million annually to support time-limited projects across Canada that will help reduce HIV and hepatitis C among people who share injection and inhalation drug-use equipment through the HRF.

Organizations can apply for 3 or 5 years of project funding for a maximum of $250,000 per year. PHAC may accept requests for larger investments depending on the scope and scale of the project.


The CAF and HRF seek to ensure that:

  1. community-based efforts reach key populations, including people unaware of their HIV or hepatitis C status, and link them to testing, prevention, treatment and care
  2. communities design and implement evidence-based front-line projects to prevent new and reoccurring infections
  3. high impact interventions are brought to scale so that more people benefit from them
  4. community-based efforts reduce stigma toward populations disproportionally affected by STBBI, including people living with HIV or hepatitis C


To answer any questions you may have about the application process, PHAC will be hosting Question and Answer Sessions. You must register in advance using the links in the table below. Please select the session that is convenient for you, and enter the required registration information. Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a personalized link to join the session online via Zoom and information about how to access the session. Be sure to save this email until the day of the session.

You are encouraged to review a pre-recorded presentation found here that will walk you through the application process in advance of attending the Question and Answer sessions.


Date Registration Link
Dec 8, 2020,

7:30 – 9 AM Pacific time
Dec 9, 2020

10:30 AM – noon Pacific time

For more information on these funding opportunities, we encourage you to visit the following page: Funding Opportunities to Address STBBI.

Should you have any additional questions regarding the solicitation process, please contact the Centre for Grants and Contributions via email, at [email protected].





Learn more about these funding opportunities on the Government of Canada site.