Deadline: 17 June 2019
The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking Concept Papers from qualified U.S. or non-U.S. entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations for funding to ensure that:
- Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement;
- Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community;
- Community services and facilities for the general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs.
Place of Performance
The place of performance is Georgia.
Level of Funding
The total estimated level of funding available for awards under this worldwide request is up to $6,000,000 over a 24-36 month period.
USAID/Georgia intends to fund individual programs in two categories:
- Programs ranging from $300,000 to $500,000
- Programs ranging from $500,000-$1,000,000.
- Applications should be from qualified U.S. or non U.S. entities, such as private, nonprofit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations. Local DPOs are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified local DPOs and/or any of the above organization types that directly collaborate with and/or award sub-grants to DPOs while meeting the requirements for funding. Mainstream (non-DPO) organizations applying for funds must include in their Application Letter (s) of signed support from local DPOs they wish to partner with for the purpose of the project.
- To be considered eligible to apply under this RFCP, the local organization must satisfy all conditions below:
- Be organized under Georgian laws;
- Have its principal place of business in Georgia;
- Be majority owned by individuals who are Georgian citizens or lawful permanent residents of Georgia or be managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are Georgian citizens or lawful permanent residents of Georgia and;
- Not be controlled by a foreign entity or by an individual or individuals who are not citizens’ or\ permanent residents of Georgia.
- The term “controlled by” means a majority ownership or beneficiary interest as defined above , or 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, e.g., ownership, contract, or operation of law.
- “Foreign entity” means an organization that fails to meet any part of the “local organization” definition. Government controlled and government owned organizations in which the recipient government owns a majority interest or in which the majority of a governing body are government employees, are included in the above definition of local organization.
- USAID will not accept applications from individuals.
- PIOs are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitting in writing at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316068