Deadline: 30 September 2025
Through this APS, USAID announces its desire to engage locally-based new and underutilized partners to expand and amplify the Agency’s work in the health sector. The overall Agency NPI seeks to support partner countries’ progress on the Journey to Self-Reliance, achieve sustainable and resilient results, and catalyze more effective partnering for impact.
Round 1: Community Health Networks (CHN)
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In Round 1 of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Global Health (GH) Annual Program Statement (APS), USAID is requesting the submission of concept papers focused on promoting new and underutilized partnerships to address health priorities to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and combat infectious diseases globally.
The focus of the award(s) will be to decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality via a variety of interventions that could cross health sectors (hence the mention of the two other health priorities above – HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases).
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The overall goal for the Round 1 is to reduce child and maternal morbidity and mortality through the utilization of community-based high quality, high impact health services, while expanding the number of new and underutilized partners implementing such activities.
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- Result 1: Use of high quality community health services expanded through new and underutilized locally established partners
- IR 1.1 Availability of high-quality, high-impact community health interventions increased and expanded
- IR 1.2 Community health approaches increasingly integrated and consistent with international best practices and standards
- Result 2: Practice of health-seeking behaviors improved and scaled-up
- IR 2.1 Demand for high-quality health products and services increased at the community level
- IR 2.2 Social support for health-seeking behaviors increased at the community level
Round 2: Expanding Health Partnerships (EHP)
In Round 2 entitled Expanding Health Partnerships (EHP) of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Global Health (GH) Annual Program Statement (APS), USAID is requesting the submission of concept papers focused on promoting new and underutilized partnerships to address health priorities to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and combat infectious diseases globally.
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This Round 2: EHP is intended to diversify and broaden USAID’s partner base, as described in the NPI GH APS. Round 2: EHP will be utilizing modality three (3) of the NPI GH APS whereby prime award recipient(s) will issue sub-awards to advance health programs at the country level through the engagement of local new and underutilized partners (NUPs) (including locally established partners), with between 50-75 percent of total funds obligated to the prime recipient used for such sub-awards.
USAID/GH is seeking concept papers that incorporate interventions that will build upon and expand USAID/GH’s efforts to address health priorities to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and combat infectious diseases globally.
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Round 2: EHP Expected Results
- Result 1: Organizational sustainability of new and underutilized local entities or locally established partners strengthened
- IR 1.1: Increased number of new and underutilized local and locally established subawardees with improved financial, managerial and/or structural capacity, and are prepared to meet USAID reporting and compliance requirements
- IR 1.2 Increased number of new and underutilized local and locally established subawardees connected nationally and internationally through formal and informal networks
- Result 2: Utilization of high-quality, high-impact health services, information and supplies expanded
- IR 2.1 Increased number of new and underutilized local partners (including LEPs) working with USAID to expand targeted interventions for improved health services
- IR 2.2 Utilization of high-quality high-impact health interventions at sub-national and/or national levels increased and expanded
- Result 3: Promising and innovative health approaches scaled-up through new and underutilized partnerships for increased sustainability
- IR 3.1 Systems in place to identify, assess and measure the impact of innovative health approaches
- IR 3.2 Innovative health approaches scaled-up sub-nationally, nationally, or internationally through new and underutilized local partners, including LEPs
- Round 1
- Subject to the availability of funds, USAID anticipates making up to three (3) awards, which will not exceed a cumulative ceiling of $75,000,000.00 over the course of the next five (5) years.
- Period of Performance
- For Round 1, the anticipated start date for the award(s) is on or about September 30, 2019.
- Round 2
- Subject to the availability of funds, USAID anticipates making up to three (3) awards, which will not exceed a cumulative ceiling of $100,000,000.00 over the course of the next five (5) years.
- Period of Performance
- For Round 2: EHP, the anticipated start date for the award(s) is on or about September 30, 2019.
- U.S. and non-U.S. public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, and non-governmental organizations, are eligible to submit a concept paper under each Round(s) of the APS. Further, the organization must be a legally-recognized, organizational entity under applicable law, legally registered in a country within the geographic code 937 (“the United States, the recipient country, and developing countries other than advanced developing countries, but excluding any country that is a prohibited source,” per ADS 310.3.1.1). Each Round may further restrict eligibility if the Mission or B/IO determines it is in their best interest (this may be subject to further approvals).
- All applicants must comply with all USAID required rules and requirements.
- Each recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a Pre-Award survey is required and if so, would establish a formal survey team to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program. USAID strongly encourages applications from potential new partners who meet the eligibility requirements and are willing to be subjected to a Pre-Award Survey.
- Individuals, unregistered, or informal organizations are not eligible to apply to this APS. Concept papers from organizations that do not meet the above eligibility criteria, and individuals, will not be reviewed and evaluated.
- Additionally, consistent with the Round to which they are applying, the applicant must identify which of the four types of partnerships they are seeking below in the concept paper to be eligible. A concept paper that does not meet the type(s) of partnerships allowed in a Round will be determined to be ineligible and not be evaluated:
- Modality 1: Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that are local4 entities in the host country(ies) in which the applicant is applying.
- Modality 2: Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that are locally established partners (LEPs) in the host country(ies) in which the applicant is applying.
- Modality 3: Sub-awards to local new or underutilized partners via prime awardees serving in a limited mentorship role.
- Modality 3a: Local Entity Sub-Awardees Moving to Direct Award.
- Modality 3b: Locally Established Partner Sub-Awardees.
- Modality 4: Direct awards to partners to leverage private/non-USAID funding.
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