The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the “Strengthening Teacher Education and Practice” (STEP) Activity in Malawi.
- Strengthen primary teacher education preparation programs (pre-service);
- Operationalize a continuing professional development framework, including an established system for new teacher induction.
- Eligibility for this NOFO is restricted to qualified U.S. colleges and universities (including minority serving institutions, community colleges, and women’s colleges). 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. The eligibility requirements apply to the principal recipients only and not to any organization with which the principal recipient may choose to use as a sub awardee. USAID encourages partnerships with Malawian universities and/or TTCs.
- USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. Recipients 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. The successful recipient(s) will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment (Pre-award Survey) by the Agreement Officer (AO).
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334626