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March 20, 2017

USAID's policy is that programs, projects, activities, public communications, or commodities implemented or delivered under assistance awards are generally "co-branded and co-marked."

March 20, 2017

There are two types of notices of funding opportunity (NOFO) available to USAID Agreement Officers: Requests for Applications (RFA) and Annual Program Statements (APS). The AO makes the determination of which NOFO to use based on the intent and characteristics of the result(s) USAID is seeking. The method selected will influence the number of applications received and the level of detail they provide.

March 17, 2017

An unsolicited concept paper/application is submitted to USAID for consideration of award by an organization solely on its initiative, without prior formal or informal solicitation by a USAID official. It is submitted in the hope USAID will issue an award with the applicant for development of the methods, approaches, or ideas it contains. Unsolicited applications are a valuable means by which USAID can obtain unique, innovative and proprietary programs that have originated outside USAID. Unsolicited applications are covered in Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 303.3.6.5(a)(2)(g).  

March 14, 2017

The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act (FGCA) of 1977 states that federal agencies must “encourage competition in the award of grants and cooperative agreements.” USAID complies with this statutory directive and its policies reinforce the fact that maximizing competition broadens the competitive base.

March 13, 2017

USAID uses several major types of instruments when funding assistance programs. Implementing Partners (IPs) need to understand the characteristics of each since the type of instrument selected can affect both award planning and management responsibilities.


Last updated: May 08, 2017

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