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Partnership and Business Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in partnership opportunities with USAID/Burma. 

For general USAID opportunities, visit our Agency’s central “Work with USAID” page: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid

You can view global grant and contract opportunities here: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/get-grant-or-contract/opportunities-funding


Upcoming and ongoing solicitations: 

1) USAID Civil Society and Media Project II (CSM II)

USAID's new Civil Society and Media program, Advancing Transition to Peaceful Democracy Through Participation of Civil Society and Media (CSM-II), is a five-year project implemented by FHI 360, in partnership with Internews, PILPG and VSO. USAID's CSM II announces new funding opportunities available for local organizations focusing on legal and policy reform, intercommunal harmony and religious freedom, and peace and national reconciliation; and local independent media organizations. Click here https://www.ngoconnect.net/csm-ii-opportunities to learn more and apply for these 6 new grant opportunities!

a)    The Advocacy & Engagement Fund (AEF): Grants available for local civil society and media organizations for advocacy and awareness raising on legal and policy reform, intercommunal harmony and religious freedom, and peace and national reconciliation: http://themimu.info/sites/themimu.info/files/call-for-proposals/AEF_0.zip

b)    The Public Information Fund (PIF): Grants  for local independent media and civil society organizations reporting on and increasing access to information on the topic areas above: https://themimu.info/sites/themimu.info/files/call-for-proposals/APS_PIF.zip

c)    The Direct Action Fund (DAF): Support available for individuals or organizations from civil society and media in Myanmar to carry out short, one-off activities on the same topic areas: https://www.scsglobal.org/csm-ii-opportunities

d)    The Women’s Peace Fund (WPF): Support available for women’s participation in the peace process: https://www.scsglobal.org/csm-ii-opportunities

e)    In-depth Reporting & Innovation Support Scheme (IRISS): Grants to support individual journalists to produce a well-researched, comprehensive stories on the above topic areas: IRISS announcement

f)     Media Intermediate Support Organizations (MISOs): Grants available for media-focused intermediate support organizations to provide capacity building support for CSM-II media partners: http://themimu.info/sites/themimu.info/files/call-for-proposals/MISO.zip


2)      Promoting Rule of Law in Myanmar (PRLM)

The Promoting the Rule of Law in Myanmar activity released two Requests for Applications (RFAs) in early 2019 soliciting applications from CSOs to support Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP)-related activities. The first RFA seeks applications from local CSOs to provide training for legal providers in witness and victim identification and in provision of legal assistance to victims, and/or training community advocates in witness and victim identification and in facilitation of links to legal services. The second RFA  will support local CSOs and/or INGOs to: provide training and supporting community advocates on promoting safe migration; linking victims/survivors to legal aid services and supporting them through the criminal justice process and preparing and launching tailored advocacy campaigns related to legislative or regulatory reform. Proposed activities can be implemented nationwide or in targeted states or regions. The closing date for applications is February 18, 2019. PRLM will release additional RFAs to support access to justice services later in 2019.

The RFAs can be reached through these links. Additional information available at the Chemonics website at:




If accessing through the MIMU site, you have to go to the general site and scroll down to the two Chemonics’s RFAs.  http://www.themimu.info/calls-for-proposals


3)      USAID Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) 

USAID’s ACE project in southeastern Myanmar, implemented by Pact, announces Essential Services Grant opportunities open from November 2018 for one year.  ACE is accepting expressions of interest from local or national organizations for programming in health, education or livelihoods sectors in southeastern Myanmar. Additional information, video overview and application forms available on Pact’s website at: https://www.pactworld.org/blog/advancing-community-empowerment-call-health-education-livelihoods-services


4)      Community Strengthening Program (CSP)

USAID’s Community Strengthening Project (USAID CSP), implemented by DAI, is seeking prospective partners (civil society organizations, community-based organizations, NGOs, INGOs, think tanks, etc) to propose creative approaches to respond to the unique needs of conflict-affected and vulnerable communities in Kachin, Northern Shan, and Rakhine States. Email cspgrants@dai.com for more information.

Last updated: April 12, 2019

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