USAID/Kenya & East Africa is making a special call for the submission of concepts focused on empowering women in northern Kenya to improve their resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change and its impacts.
The GDAs created through this APS should advance and achieve:
- private sector led development;
- core business interests and objectives;
- USAID’s strategic priorities and objectives; and
- the ongoing and sustainable generation of valuable development outcomes, results and impact
The objectives of this addendum are aligned to USAID Kenya’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) whose goal is “Kenya’s competitive private sector, resilient communities and civil society organizations, and citizen-responsive public sector better collaborate to drive inclusive growth and well-being for Kenya’s self-reliance” and the USAID Kenya Environment Office Strategy whose goal is “Kenya’s capacity to drive sustainable and inclusive growth for its people and environment is strengthened”.
The specific objectives of the addendum are also aligned to the following USG priorities: the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality; USG Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security; and the USG Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally 2022. Furthermore, in accordance with USAID Climate Strategy 2022- 2030, USAID will support their partners to achieve systemic changes that increase meaningful participation and active leadership in climate action of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women, youth, and other marginalized and/or underrepresented groups. The specific objectives of this addendum are:
- Enhance women’s capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change in Northern Kenya.
- Stimulate job creation for women in conservancies, to reduce their dependence on natural resources and strengthen their resilience to the effects of climate change.
- Address gender-based violence.
- Award Ceiling: $1,500,000.
- The target area for this addendum is Northern Kenya conservancies, specifically the conservancies in the following 10 Counties: Samburu, Isiolo, Laikipia, Marsabit, Tana River, Garisa, Meru, West Pokot, Lamu and Baringo.
- The following list of potential applicants is not exhaustive and is provided for illustrative purposes only. USAID welcomes applications from many types of organizations including U.S. and non-U.S. private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, U.S. and non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, international organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities, civic groups, regional organizations, etc. All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law. An individual cannot apply as an applicant.
- In addition, for the following groups the criteria also apply:
- U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Profit Organizations: Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. private non-profit organizations may apply for USAID funding under this APS.
- U.S. and Non-U.S. For-Profit Organizations: In accordance with 22 CFR 200.400 potential forprofit applicants should note that USAID policy prohibits the payment of fee/profit to the prime recipient under assistance instruments, and as 22 CFR 200.101 states that, unless specifically excluded, all requirements applying to recipients also apply to sub-recipients if they meet the definition of “recipients”; therefore, fee/profit under assistance type awards is also prohibited for subrecipients. Forgone profit does not qualify as cost-sharing or leveraging. If a prime recipient has a (sub)-contract with a for-profit organization for the acquisition of goods or services (i.e., if a buyerseller relationship is created), fee/profit for the (sub)-contractor is authorized. A for-profit local organization may still want to apply for grant funding under this APS even though it is foregoing profit on the GDA activities. As determined by the needs of the GDA and development objectives, grant funds may be used to build the capacity of the local organization, whether it is for-profit or nonprofit.
- U.S. and Non-U.S. Colleges and Universities: Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities may apply for funding under this APS. USG and USAID regulations generally treat colleges and universities as NGOs, rather than governmental organizations. Hence, both public and private colleges and universities are eligible. Non-U.S. colleges and universities in countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts are ineligible.
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