Deadline: 28 June 2019
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission in Ethiopia (USAID/Ethiopia) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity (PARA).
The Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity consists of core activities and crisis modifier activities. The core activities will target 250,000 households (approximately 1.5 million people) in 30 or more selected districts (Woredas) of Oromia, Somali, Afar and potentially South Omo by tackling the root causes of vulnerability for lowlands households to improve their capacity to withstand and recover from climate and conflict related shocks and stresses. These include weak disaster risk management capacity at different levels, limited livelihood diversification options, poor livestock and crop productivity and market linkages and low levels of nutrition. Implementation will focus on systems change, with a strong learning component to ensure interventions are adapted per the latest analysis and research. The Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity will be one piece to the larger puzzle of building the resilience of Ethiopia’s pastoral populations, and partnerships with other implementers, donors, the GoE and the private sector will be essential to reach the scale needed for real systems change.
The overall purpose of PARA will be: to improve resilience to enhance food security and inclusive economic growth. It has the following five interrelated intermediate results:
- Component 1: Improved Disaster Risk Management Systems and Capacity;
- Component 2: Diversified and Sustainable Economic Opportunities for People Transitioning out from Pastoralism;
- Component 3: Intensified and Sustained Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Production and Marketing;
- Component 4: Improved Nutritional Status of Targeted Households; and
- Component 5: Crisis Modifier.
USAID/Ethiopia intends to provide US$ 56.9 million in total USAID funding over a five-year period. This will consist of $43.9 million in core activities and $13 million in crisis modifier activities.
Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted. USAID/Ethiopia welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
Cost Sharing or Matching
USAID/Ethiopia has established a mandatory minimum recipient cost-share of ten percent of the projected USAID funding for the expected assistance award. Such funds may be provided directly by the recipient; other multilateral, bilateral, and foundation donors; host governments; and local organizations, communities and private businesses that contribute financially and in-kind to implementation of activities at the country level. This may include contribution of staff level of effort, office space or other facilities or equipment which may be used for the program, provided by the recipient.
How to Apply
Applications shall be electronically delivered at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315492