Civic Engagement in Local Governance for Accountability (CELGA) in Sierra Leone

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Notice of Funding Opportunity Number 72063622RFA00001

Federal Assistance Listing Number: 98.001

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the program entitled the “Civic Engagement in Local Governance for Accountability (CELGA) in Sierra Leone”. Eligibility for this award is not restricted. The authority for this funding opportunity is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

USAID intends to make an award to the applicant who best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity based on the merit review criteria described in this NOFO subject to a risk assessment. Eligible parties interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and selection process.

Subject to funding availability, USAID/Guinea intends to provide $3.5M in total USAID funding over a three-year (3) period. The applicant must provide all information as required in this NOFO and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this NOFO. This funding opportunity is posted on,
and may be amended. It is the responsibility of the applicant to regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this notice of funding opportunity and to ensure that the NOFO has been received from the internet in its entirety. USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from
transmission or conversion process. The applicants will be evaluated on their demonstrated ability (as described herein) to successfully meet the required standings in Section C, as well as other criteria specified herein.

USAID may not award to an applicant unless the applicant has complied with all applicable Unique Entity Identifier Number and System for Award Management (SAM) requirements detailed in Section D. The registration process may take many weeks to complete. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to
begin registration early in the process.

All submissions (including questions) must be emailed to the undersigned at with a copy to by the date and time indicated on this cover letter. Responses to questions received prior to the deadline will be furnished to all potential applicants through an amendment
to this notice posted to

Issuance of this NOFO does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government, nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of comments/suggestions or an application. In addition, final award, if any, cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed through internal USAID procedures. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant; should circumstances prevent an award, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

Issuing Country 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 12:15pm

Last updated: May 19, 2022