Deadline: 26 May 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept papers for a cooperative agreement from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled “Health System Strengthening.”
USAID/Nepal anticipates awarding a 5-year Cooperative Agreement to improve health outcomes, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups, by improving access to and quality of maternal, child and reproductive health services, with specific focus on newborn care. The focus will also be on strengthening data driven planning and governance of a decentralized health system, which in turn will increase utilization of equitable, accountable and quality health care services.
The health system strengthening activity will ensure better maternal, neonatal and child health and family planning services and in doing so, will assist Nepal in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The activity will contribute to USAID/Nepal’s CDCS Development Objectives that are:
- Increased Human Capital, will directly address the Intermediate Result (IR)
- A Healthier and Well-nourished Population, and will contribute to (IR)
- Social Sector Policy and Performance Improved.
USAID intends to provide up to $25,000,000 in total funding over a five-year period.
- Outcome 1. Improved access to and utilization of healthcare services
- Outcome 2. Improved quality of health services
- Outcome 3. Improved health system governance, including within the context of decentralization and federalism
- USAID seeks to make awards to a U.S. or non-U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) or a private, non-profit organization (or a for-profit company willing to forego profits) that has concrete assets for strengthening equitable and quality service delivery within national and local policies and implementation plans.
- This includes a strong track record in implementation, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), local capacity building with a focus on learning and use of data for decision-making, and credibility in policy engagement processes.
- Since USAID aims to work with experienced organizations to focus on and build local and community capacity, USAID will not provide separate technical assistance to partners.
- Any anticipated technical assistance needs (i.e., for M&E, knowledge management, etc.) must be built into activity design.
- USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
- Applicants must have 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.
- To be eligible for a Cooperative Agreement, an organization must be any of the following types of organizations:
- Non-Federal Entities (referred to as U.S. NGO) – U.S. NGOs that meet the definitions in 2 CFR 200.69.
- Nonprofit Organization (also referred to as U.S. NGO) – U.S. non-profit organizations that meet the definition in 2 CFR 200.70.
- Foreign Entities (referred to as non-U.S. NGOs) – either non-profit or for profit organizations not affiliated with a foreign government that meet the definition in 2 CFR 200.47.
How to Apply
Concept papers must be submitted electronically via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.