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USAID works with partners to respond to humanitarian crises around the world.
Submitting a Proposal
If your organization would like to become a USAID disaster response partner, the Guidelines for Proposals are intended to assist organizations in the preparation of proposals for new awards and award modifications for submission to USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The Guidelines lay out considerations relevant to the proposal review and award process and outline the main components of an unsolicited proposal. The Guidelines also contain Sector Requirements (SRs) for each of the humanitarian sectors that USAID/OFDA funds. These guidelines should be used for all proposals.
USAID’s Annual Program Statements (solicited proposals) can be found on www.grants.gov.
Field Operations Guide
The Field Operations Guide (FOG) ((PDF) version 4.0 is a reference tool developed by USAID/OFDA for individuals sent to disaster sites as a member of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). The FOG includes information on general responsibilities for disaster responders, reference materials and formats for assessing and reporting on populations at risk, and other materials related to disaster activities. The FOG version 4.0 has been updated to include new information on a variety of topics. New and updated sections address humanitarian protection, safety and security issues, working with the U.S. military, and working with USAID/OFDA's Response Management Team (RMT). The FOG has also been cross-checked by technical specialists to ensure consistency with Sphere guidelines, and has been updated to reflect the current USAID/OFDA organizational structure.
Fuel Efficient Stove (FES) Programs Toolkit
In July 2010, USAID/OFDA published Fuel-Efficient Stove Programs in Humanitarian Settings: An Implementer's Toolkit, detailing good practices for FES programs in immediate and protracted humanitarian contexts.
Designed to lead humanitarian organizations through a step-by-step process of assessment, planning,implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of a proposed FES program, the Toolkit provides explanations of tasks to be conducted, tools to complete each task, and information on additional resources.
While the Toolkit is a comprehensive framework, the fields of stove design and testing methodologies are dynamic. Please refer to the USAID/OFDA Guidelines for Proposals to determine if there are any relevant revisions or updates before submitting a proposal for funding.
Last updated: May 17, 2013
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