Deadline: 18 April 2019
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept papers from local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), partnerships and consortia to implement USAID Localworks (Snaga lokalnog) initiative.
The goal of USAID’s localworks (Snaga lokalnog) Activity is to increase the quality, sustainability, and resilience of community networks to enact change.
To achieve the aforementioned goals, Snaga lokalnog will support LROs to achieve the following:
- Locally-led development established in and by local communities.
- Degree to which local actors are able to set priorities, influence direction, lead decisions, define success, and engage wider groups of citizens for the purpose of community development;
- Identify and prioritize local issues and opportunities.
- Localworks does not have a specific list of preferred or non-preferred sectors or issues. Any issues or sectors important to local constituencies will be considered.
- Mobilize local stakeholders to design and implement solutions to address the problems or to take advantage of the development opportunity.
- This will increase self-reliance within selected communities;
- Enhance engagement of citizens on the local level;
- Increase capacities of local actors to reach out to and engage citizens and other relevant stakeholders, as well as ties to local funding opportunities;
- Increase number of local partnerships; and
- Mobilize resources to address community needs and priorities at the local level.
- USAID intends to provide up to $500,000 per award in total USAID funding over a five-year period. The award floor is $250,000 per award.
- The anticipated period of performance is up to five years. The estimated start date of the first round of awards will be September 22, 2019.
- Only local organizations as defined below are eligible for award. USAID defines a “local entity” as an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that:
- Is legally organized under the laws of; and
- Has as its principal place of business or operations in; and
- Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of; and
- Is managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country receiving assistance.
- For purposes of this section, ‘majority owned’ and ‘managed by’ include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization’s managers or a majority of the organization’s governing body by any means.
- These eligibility requirements apply to the principal Applicant only.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313836