• The information provided below concerns only the renewal of existing grants approved under the rounds-based funding system (Rounds 1 through 10)

    Grant Renewals

    The Global Fund makes funding decisions based on performance to ensure that investments are have impact in the fight against HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. The grant renewals process is an important part of how the Global Fund puts performance-based funding into practice. Renewals involves the review of grants, the  identification of opportunities to reprogram funds toward more strategic investments and a final determination by the Board on funding recommendations based on performance and contextual information relevant to program implementation.


    Under the current model, the renewals process applies to all Rolling Continuation Channel (RCC), Phase 2 and Single Stream of Funding (SSF) grants, including those derived from National Strategy Applications (NSA) and Health System Strengthening (HSS) proposals.
    Global Fund grants are divided into two phases:

    1. The initial period for which a grant agreement is signed with a PR; and
    2. The period from the end of the first implementation period to the end of the period covered by the approved proposal.

    Towards the end of the first implementation period, the Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) are invited to submit requests for renewals on behalf of countries.

    To be eligible for renewals, in addition to the criteria listed below, the CCM must have satisfied the minimum compliance requirements for coordinating mechanisms within the last two years of submitting their request.


    The Global Fund Board, at its Twenty-Fifth Meeting in November 2011, decided on eligibility criteria that will be applied to the renewal of grants. Previously, these criteria only applied when submitting proposals for new grants.

    The following criteria are considered to determine eligibility for renewals:

    • Income level (by GNI per capita), based on the World Bank (Atlas Method) income classifications published in July of each year;
    • G20 membership and disease burden for upper-middle-income countries, using data provided by WHO and UNAIDS.

    Based on these criteria the following countries are eligible for renewals: (i) low income countries, (ii) lower middle income countries, (iii) upper middle income countries (UMICs) not belonging to the G20 group, (iv) UMICs belonging to the G20 group provided they have extreme disease burden.

    Depending on its income level, a country shall comply with requirements regarding the focus of proposal and counterpart financing, as summarized in Table 1.


    Table 1: Impact of Eligibility, Counterpart Financing and Prioritization on Countries by Income Levels