Deadline: 3 March 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from eligible U.S. and non-U.S. organisations for a program entitled “Breakthrough-RESEARCH” with an aim to increase the practice of priority health behaviors and enabling social norms, including gender norms, for improved health and development outcomes, with an emphasis on FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and malaria.
Breakthrough-RESEARCH to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including increasing demand for family planning (FP) satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world.
This purpose will be achieved through the integration of proven social and behavior change (SBC) interventions in health and development programs worldwide. Breakthrough-RESEARCH will closely coordinate with its sister project to achieve this shared purpose.
Breakthrough-RESEARCH is envisioned as a global leader in actionable SBC research that will directly influence health and development programming within the life of the project. To be successful, the project must capitalize on previous investments and current efforts in SBC research and evaluation within and outside of USAID and focus on producing, packaging, and disseminating research that may be utilized by SBC implementers in their work.
- Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $55 million in total USAID funding over a 5-year period to support one Cooperative Agreement.
- The period of performance anticipated herein is five years from the date of award. The estimated start date will be upon the signature of the award, on or about July 1, 2017.
- Research agendas developed and disseminated within health and development communities of practice
- Evidence of SBC impact, feasibility, and cost-benefit generated
- Evidence of SBC impact, feasibility, and cost-benefit packaged and shared with priority audiences, including implementers, at global, regional, and country levels
- SBC evidence and learning used in targeted United States Government (USG)- supported country programs
- USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
- To be eligible for the CA under this RFA, applicants submitting as prime recipients must meet the requirements stated below. In order to be a Prime Applicant, the applicant must be:
- Be a US or non-US based for-profit NGO, not-for-profit NGO, international organization, or private voluntary organization, inclusive of universities.
- Demonstrated capacity in SBC research and evaluation across a range of health and related areas in LMICs;
- Demonstrated managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve the results outlined in this RFA, including financial systems;
- Documented capacity to collaborate with a range of stakeholders to achieve the results outlined in this RFA;
- Established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations;
- Propose to contribute cost share from their own, private, or local sources no less than 10 percent of the amount of funds obligated by USAID for the implementation of this project over the course of the agreement. Specifically, such funds may be mobilized from the recipient; other multilateral, bilateral, and foundation donors; host governments; and local organizations, communities and private businesses that contribute financially and in-kind to the implementation of activities at the country level. Mobilization of funds from outside sources through cost share of project activities is highly encouraged.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can send their applications at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Breakthrough-RESEARCH.