The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified local organizations to implement the Kenya Health Partnerships for Quality Services (KHPQS) – HIV and OVC.
The purpose of the KHPQS is to increase use of quality county-led health and social services in select counties in Kenya. This is a service delivery project at the county level, providing HIV care and treatment; services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescents; and services in the areas of family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
The KHPQS is expected to support the Government of Kenya (GOK) in attaining its goal of addressing the HIV/AIDS response, safeguarding the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV/AIDS, and ensuring equitable access to and use of quality primary health care services including/RMNCAH, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services by the most vulnerable.
The purpose of KHPQS is to increase use of quality county-led health and social services in targeted counties in Kenya. The Sub-purposes are as follows:
- Increased Access and Demand for Quality HIV Prevention Services.
- Increased Access and Demand for Quality HIV Treatment Services.
- Increased Access to Quality Health and Social Services for OVC and their Families.
- Increased Access and Demand for Quality Family Planning, Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and
- Adolescent Health (FP/RMNCAH), Nutrition and Water and Sanitation Services.
Strengthened Capacity of County Health Systems, Local Partners and Communities to Deliver Quality Health Services.
USAID intends to provide total USAID funding over a five (5) year period as stated below:
- Cluster 3 – $23,311,454 in total funding over a five (5) year period.
Eligibility is restricted to Local Partners, who are Kenyan entities as defined below:
- Under PEPFAR, a “local partner” may be an individual, a sole proprietorship, or an entity. However, to be considered a local partner, the applicant must submit supporting documentation demonstrating their organization meets at least one of the three criteria listed below at the time of application.
- An individual must be a citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of and have his/her principal place of business in the country or region served by the PEPFAR program with which the individual is or may become involved, and a sole proprietorship must be owned by such an individual; or
- Entity other than a sole proprietorship (such as a corporation or not-for-profit) must meet all three areas of eligibility:
- either must be incorporated or legally organized under the laws of, and have its principal place of business in the country served by the PEPFAR program with which the entity is or may become involved; or must exist in the region where the entity’s funded PEPFAR programs are implemented;
- Either must be at 75% beneficially owned at the time of application by individuals who are citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of that same country; or at least 75% of the entity’s staff (senior, mid-level, support) at the time of application must be citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of that same country.
- where an entity has a Board of Directors, at least 51% of the members of the Board must also be citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of such country; or
- Parastatals and Quasi-Governmental Entities: Commercially oriented parastatals, or parastatals or quasi-governmental entities that meet at least one of the following:
- A majority of the members of the supreme governing body is not comprised of government officials,
- The entity does not deliver public goods or services,
- The entity is not subject to audit by the partner government’s Supreme Audit Institution,
- The entity does not use the Government of Kenya’s Public Financial Management (PFM) and procurement systems, or
- Implementation will involve the use of the Government of Kenya’s PFM or other systems.
- Universities and other governmental entities providing technical assistance: Universities or other educational units of the Government of Kenya whose primary purpose is to provide education, research, or training services. USAID funds to such entities cannot flow through the Government of Kenya PFM systems otherwise used to execute central government budgetary authority.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328552