The Development Grants Program (DGP) is a competitive small grants program, established in 2008 by Section 674 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, that provides opportunities for U.S. PVOs and local NGOs that have limited or no experience managing direct USAID grants. The DGP was designed to expand the number of direct partnerships USAID has with U.S. PVOs and indigenous, local NGOs and to build the capacity of these organizations to better meet the needs of their constituents. The DGP provides an opportunity for U.S. PVOs and local NGOs to make contributions to USAID's objectives to address the development challenges of local communities through strengthening civil society organizations.
Successful PVO/NGO applicants receive awards for up to $2 million to implement activities in the field over a period of up to five years. Awards include a capacity development component providing awardees with access to resources for technical assistance and/or organizational strengthening. To date, the DGP has supported 162 organizations in 49 countries, totaling $173 million in assistance to carefully vetted US and indigenous local organizations.
USAID Niger is pleased to announce that Niger is one of the countries for which applications may be submitted. Applications must target Democracy and Governance: Support Community Governance and People to People Resilience through Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.
Last updated: February 25, 2014