In order to be eligible to become a TB REACH grantee, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Applications are only eligible when their proposed project will be implemented in a country belonging to one of these three categories:

  1. Be classified as a low-income or lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank
  2. Have an estimated national incidence rate above 100 people with TB per 100,000, or
  3. Be included in the high TB, TB/HIV, and/or multidrug-resistant (MDR-TB) burden country lists of WHO.

Eighty-one low-income and lower-middle-income countries will be eligible without restrictions (Point 1).  Applicants from additional countries eligible for funding based only on the criteria in Points 2 and 3 must provide a justification in their proposal that activities will target areas with low TB case detection, patients with poor treatment outcomes, poor populations (poverty pockets), and/or people with limited access to existing TB care services.  A further 19 countries will be eligible with restrictions via Points 2 and 3. See here.