Deadline: 16 December 2016
Partners for Global Research and Development (PGRD), on behalf of the USAID Child Blindness Program (CBP) is seeking applications for the program entitled “USAID Child Blindness Program (CBP)” that aims to increase the number of children provided with quality eye care services and increasing global knowledge of pediatric eye care through innovation and the implementation of best practices.
CBP is seeking projects that maximize the impact of eye health interventions targeted to children and vulnerable populations. Since 1991, CBP has funded effective and efficient programs to push forward the field of pediatric eye care in order to expand health care knowledge and increase the number of children served. The current RFA focuses on innovations that will drive improvements to on-the-ground programming.
The goals and objectives of CBP provide the basis for the program’s continued meaningful contributions to pediatric eye care. These goals are directly aligned with the broader goals of USAID, working in synergy to maximize impact in the developing world across all development efforts. CBP goals are:
- To increase the number of children provided with quality eye care services by:
- Increasing the availability and accessibility to quality eye health and vision services for children and other vulnerable populations.
- Improving the capacity of eye care organizations by strengthening administrative, technical, and/or financial functions.
To increase global knowledge of pediatric eye care through innovation and the implementation of best practices by:
- Testing, designing, and expanding the scale of innovative approaches for eye care in various country contexts.
- Increasing the evidence base for effective approaches leading to scale-up of pediatric eye care programs.
- Local and other Non-US, Non-Governmental Organizations for 12 months is US$250,000
- US-Based Organizations for 12 months is US$100,000.
The following types of organizations may apply for grants under this RFA. All applicants must be legally registered:
- US Not-For-Profit Organizations, including Private Voluntary Organizations, foundations, and private universities.
- US For-Profit Organizations (note that profit or fee is not allowed under grants)
- Non-US For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Organizations (note that profit or fee is not allowed under grants)
- Applicants otherwise qualified to receive awards under applicable US laws and regulations (e.g., Nondiscrimination, Lobbying, Debarment/Suspension, Terrorist Financing, etc.).
- Be registered or incorporated legally.
- Be able to legally operate in the country where the proposed grant activities will occur.
- Have sound managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve proposed project results.
- Apply a system of internal controls in order to safeguard assets, protect against fraud, waste, and conflicts of interest.
- Be in good standing with all civil and fiscal authorities.
- Possess financial accountability and maintain detailed records of all expenses.
- Be willing to sign applicable assurance and certifications required by USAID based on the value of their grant.
- Focus their activities on pediatric and vulnerable populations.
- Provide the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to CBP.
- Target children and vulnerable populations.
In order to be considered a local non-governmental organization, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a local entity organized under the laws of the recipient country. Being registered to operate in the recipient country does not automatically make an organization local. The organization must have been organized in the recipient country in order to qualify as a local organization.
- Has its principal place of business in the recipient country. If the organization has its headquarters, including its president/CEO or board of directors, in a different country, it is not considered a local organization.
- Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the recipient country or is managed by a governing body, the majority of whose members are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the recipient country.
- Is not controlled by a foreign entity or by an individual or individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of the recipient country.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit their applications via e-mail at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit USAID Child Blindness Program.