The United States Government as represented by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), Private Sector Engagement Team, invites applications for Global Development Alliances (GDAs).
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to engaging and working with the private sector to determine how markets, market-based approaches, and private sector behaviour can drive development outcomes, results and impact in an ongoing and sustainable manner.
The GDA APS is designed to describe and provide a process through which organizations can work with USAID and the private sector to build Global Development Alliances (GDAs) that leverage markets, market-based approaches and private sector expertise to 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.
- Award Ceiling: $2,000,000;
- Award Floor: $1,000,000.
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 below also apply:
- U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Profit Organizations: The qualified U.S. and non-U.S. private nonprofit 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 for-profit 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 sub-recipients.
- 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.
If USAID requests a full application, the application must include:
- Letter(s) of support or commitment from the core partners to the GDA. 65 Applicants may use the letters from the private sector partners that were submitted with the original concept paper provided the letters are revised to reflect the resource contributions, roles and responsibilities the private sector partners have agreed to during the GDA development discussions.
- Implementation schedule, including details regarding when and how private sector contributions will be applied during each quarter (3 months) of the GDA.
- Detailed sustainability plan clearly demonstrating how desired outcomes, results and impacts will continue to be generated after USAID support ends, and in the longer term.
- Detailed budget and financial plan with major line items, identification of funding source (i.e., by partner) for each, and a narrative description of what the resources will be used for. Cost-share resources should be distinguished from other resource contributions (e.g. leverage from other partners), including private sector resource contributions.
- A statement outlining gender and disability integration issues and how the applicant proposes to address the issues.
- Branding and marking plans.
- A detailed monitoring and evaluation plan, including the gathering of baseline data, and the use of control groups and/or counterfactual approaches.
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