Known as C19RM, the COVID-19 Response Mechanism supports countries to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on programs to fight HIV, TB and malaria, and initiates urgent improvements in health and community systems.
All countries, including regional/multi-country recipients, that are currently receiving funding from the Global Fund, are eligible to receive C19RM funding.
C19RM will continue to fund the following areas: (1) COVID-19 Response; (2) COVID-19 related adaption of programs to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; and (3) Strengthening health and community systems. These three areas should also incorporate cross-cutting activities that bolster community responses to COVID-19.
Applicants can request funding through a Full Funding Request and an optional Fast-track Funding Request.
Base Allocation: Represents an amount equivalent to 15% of the applicant’s 2020-2022 country allocation that, in principle, all countries can expect to receive if they submit quality requests. C19RM funding is additional to a country’s 2020-2022 allocation.
Above Base Allocation: Countries can also access additional funds (initial guidance is that this can be an amount equivalent to an additional 15% of the 2020-2022 country allocation but could ultimately be more or less than this) for prioritized programmatic needs.
Subject to quality, ambitious and prioritized requests, in principle, all countries should expect to receive above base allocation funding. The size of the above allocation award will take account of the adjustment factors including:
Applicants can request funding through a C19RM Full Funding Request and an optional Fast-track Funding Request.
Full Funding Requests: enable countries to submit an ambitious funding request for prioritized programmatic needs, for an amount including both the designated C19RM Base Allocation and indicated C19RM Above Base Allocation. Since all countries may receive some C19RM Above Base Allocation funding, an ambitious request is strongly encouraged.
Fast-track Funding Requests: enable countries to expedite fulfilment of urgent procurement requirements, which includes PPE, diagnostics and therapeutics (including oxygen) and the costs relating to the effective deployment of these health products. Countries can submit up to half of their overall C19RM Base Allocation request through this optional approach.
Applications must be endorsed by all Country Coordinating Mechanism members. In addition, COVID-19 control and containment interventions must be endorsed by the national COVID-19 response coordinating body.