The National AIDS Fund (NAF), with support from the Ford Foundation, is providing $1.5 million in grants to advance HIV/AIDS public policy and advocacy through an initiative called Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS), according to an NAF statement. Organizations located in nine southern states are eligible for up to $100,000 in funding and technical assistance for one year. Applications are due October 15.

To read the NAF statement, click here.