USAID partners with organizations through an acquisition (contract) or assistance (grant or cooperative agreement) award, depending on the type of work, the purpose of the funding, and the nature of the relationship between the Agency and the implementing partner.
Awards for either acquisition or assistance awards typically include indicators and results, budget, and other terms and conditions applicable to the work performed under the award.
We expect our development partners to achieve high performance and partner with us to provide sustainable development solutions to beneficiaries in the countries we work in around the world.
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Read about unsolicited proposals.
USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth Program - Annual Program Statement (APS) No. 001
The USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth program is seeking concept papers from non-government entities for implementation of activities designed to improve the legal and regulatory frameworks in Vietnam through enhanced and more participatory policy-making processes; to improve accountability of governance institutions and increase the role of citizens and nongovernment entities in governance; and to bolster inclusion and equality for marginalized groups in Vietnam, including women and ethnic minorities. All registered non-government organizations, private or business associations, and independent research or policy institutions working in Vietnam are eligible to apply. Please refer to the full APS for detailed information and instructions. Details about the APS and application package – as well as the Vietnamese language version – can be accessed at this link.
Global Resilience Challenge
Global Resilience Challenge is a three-stage grant competition focused on developing and implementing locally driven, high-impact solutions that build resilience in three focal regions: the Horn of Africa, the Sahel and South & Southeast Asia. In the first stage of the Global Resilience Challenge, diverse, cross-sector teams will assemble and submit proposals that demonstrate a locally-driven understanding of the barriers to building resilience in their focal region. Teams that advance to the second stage will receive up to $200,000 to further develop their problem statement and to develop a bold, innovative, scalable solution and implementation plan. And in the third and final stage, teams who have built the most promising solutions will receive initial funding on the order of $1 million to implement their transformative proposal--turning their ideas into reality.
The Global Resilience Partnership is a collaboration with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Swedish International Development Agency.
Mekong Partnership for the Environment Launches Local Grants Program
The USAID-funded Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) has launched a new grants program to help local organizations strengthen their work on ensuring responsible development in the Mekong region. From the release of its Annual Program Statement (APS) on August 29, MPE expects to increase civil society’s capacity to take part in decisions surrounding the development of large infrastructure projects. Local groups can apply for grants and pitch project ideas that help civil society engage in regional development decisions, assist their efforts to network, strengthen dialogue with multi-stakeholders, enhance public participation, develop cost and benefit analysis or improve access to information about regional development decisions. Grants are available for local organizations from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam that work on issues related to the social and environmental impacts of infrastructure investments in the Lower Mekong sub-region. Interested organizations are requested to read the full APS before submitting a concept paper. The APS and the concept paper template can be found here.
Last updated: December 10, 2014