USAID is currently providing grant opportunities for projects, initiatives, and innovations that advance global development across social, economic, environmental, and political realms. Don’t miss your chance to apply for these valuable opportunities to contribute positively to our world.
Request for Proposals: Climate Gender Equity Fund
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with the support of Amazon, has launched the Climate Gender Equity Fund (CGEF, or the Fund) – a public-private partnership to leverage funding to scale climate finance that advances gender equitable climate action.
CGEF’s grantmaking will be managed by 2X Global, an international non-profit membership organization and the leading global industry body working at the nexus of climate and gender finance. CGEF aims to increase access to finance for the investment vehicles, businesses, and community-based organizations developing and scaling women-led and women benefiting climate solutions in global emerging markets where USAID operates.
Deadline: 20 October 2023
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting applications for the annual DRG Photo Contest to promote, protect, and deepen democracy, human rights, and good governance around the globe.
USAID Development Innovation Ventures
Through a year-round grant competition, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) sources proposals for innovations that address international development challenges and improve the lives of people living in poverty in developing countries around the world. DIV provides tiered funding to pilot, test, and transition to scale (i.e., grow to reach the highest number of beneficiaries possible) those innovations that demonstrate evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and the potential to scale.
DIV funds four types of grants. Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 grants follow a tiered approach that aligns the funding amount to the strength of the evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and scalability of the proposed innovation. Evidence Generation grants are reserved for rigorous evaluations of already scaled or scaling development solutions that lack sufficient rigorous evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness.
USAID: Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Research Annual Program Statement
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) is pleased to announce the Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Research Annual Program Statement (APS).
The purpose of the SBC Research APS is to strengthen the generation and utilization of SBC evidence to improve the uptake and continuation of healthy behaviors, including but not limited to healthy spacing and timing of pregnancies, care-seeking at onset of illness, adequate complementary feeding, childhood immunizations, use of health and nutrition services, and other health outcomes.
Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships Program
The United States Government, as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Innovation, Technology, and Research (ITR) Hub, invites applications for the Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships in Higher Education program.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners have been working to tackle the world’s toughest development challenges for more than 50 years. Their mission is to partner to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.
NOFO: Innovative Health Practices to Improved Health Outcomes
USAID invites organizations and companies to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and participate in generating novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on creating, piloting, and scaling innovative research and development interventions utilizing innovative health practices to help reduce disease and mortality rates worldwide.
WE4F’s Open Call for Innovations: A Grand Challenge to positively impact Food Security, Gender, and Poverty Reduction
Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (WE4F) Call for Innovations is now open to address barriers to enable the production of more food with efficient and sustainable usage of water and energy along the value chain from farming to end-users, and to impact food security, gender, and poverty reduction in an environmentally sustainable way.
WE4F expects to target poor or vulnerable men and women, smallholder farmers and others working in all parts of the agriculture value chain.
Media Grant to strengthen Media Coverage of Environmental Crimes in the Western Amazon
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN), the Internews Americas team in alliance with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are pleased to announce a second round of media grants for organizations based in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
This opportunity seeks to strengthen the capacity of media outlets, journalist organizations or associations, and Indigenous and community-based organizations involved in communication and journalistic reporting to produce high-quality, factual and engaging public information about the impacts of environmental crimes in the Amazon.
Call for MENA-based Organization with a proven solution tackling Water/Energy issues
Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
Are you a MENA-based organization with a proven solution tackling water and/or energy issues in urban or rural food production? If, yes then apply now for Open Call for Innovation (O-CFI) Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (WE4F) Call for Innovations which is designed to support organizations in the region in growing their business by tackling the most common internal and external challenges.
This Open Call for Innovation (O-CFI) is designed to address barriers to enable the production of more food with efficient and sustainable usage of water and energy along the value chain from farming to end-users, and to impact food security, gender, and poverty reduction in an environmentally sustainable way.
Call for Innovations: Water and Energy for Food – A Grand Challenge for Development
Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Union (EU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invite eligible organizations to respond to the Open Call for Innovation (O-CFI) Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (WE4F) Call for Innovations.
The S/SEA RIH is proud to announce the second Call for Innovations. Companies, nonprofits with a for-profit program, and other organizations working on water-food, energy-food, and water-energy-food innovations are invited to apply. The winning organizations will receive customized support in the form of grants, business model support, and investment facilitation.
NOFO: Middle East Regional Cooperation Program
Applications are now open for the Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) Program to enhance research and development cooperation between Israel and its regional neighbours – in support of achieving a comprehensive and lasting Middle East peace.
The MERC Program is funded as assistance to promote scientific cooperation, technology-led development, and capacity building between partners in Israel and eligible countries/territories in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Subject to change based on U.S. federal law and country-specific restrictions on funding, those countries include: Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and the West Bank and Gaza (hereinafter “eligible MENA partners”). Emphasis is given to research and technology subjects of regional importance and relevance to the development in the MENA. Moreover, benefits should target developing, USAID-presence countries in the MENA and resource-limited populations.
Caribbean Climate Investment Program
The Caribbean Climate Investment Program (CCIP), a buy-in activity under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Climate Finance for Development Accelerator (CFDA), is seeking applications to mobilize private sector financing for technologies that advance climate mitigation and adaptation goals across the Caribbean region.
The primary focus of this APS is to catalyze financing for the development of RE and EE technology and deploy climate change adaptation interventions that increase the resiliency of clean energy investments in the region.
Open Call for Zimbabwe Biogas Innovation Grand Challenge
Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invites eligible organizations to respond to the Zimbabwe Biogas Open Call for Innovation Water and Energy for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Call for Innovations.
This Zimbabwe Biogas Open Call for Innovation (O-CFI) is designed to address barriers to enable the production of more food with efficient and sustainable usage of water and energy along the value chain from farming to end-users, and to impact food security, gender, and poverty reduction in an environmentally sustainable way.
USAID: Democracy, Human Rights and Accountability APS (Uganda)
The United States Agency for International Development in Uganda (USAID/Uganda) seeks applications from non-profit and for-profit organizations to participate in USAID’s Uganda Democracy, Human Rights and Accountability (DRA) Annual Program Statement (APS).
The Uganda DRA APS is an initiative to encourage new and innovative ideas, as well as new partnerships to create sustained, measurable improvements in development outcomes in the DRA space. USAID/Uganda welcomes innovative and creative ideas 5 that can be rigorously tested, shared, and potentially scaled in Uganda within this context. Through the Uganda DRA APS, USAID/Uganda is open to considering a wide range of approaches to achieve its development objectives. It is understood that all partners will share risks and responsibilities.
The United States Agency for International Development in Tanzania (USAID/Tanzania) is announcing the Strengthening Inclusive, Democratic, Participatory, and Accountable Governance Annual Program Statement (hereinafter SIDPAG APS).
USAID/Tanzania seeks to build partnerships with Tanzanians, government institutions, civil society, and the private sector to promote transformational change in key governance systems and processes.
Grants for Advancing Equity and Equality of Marginalized Groups Activity in Serbia
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Serbia is seeking concept papers from qualified applicants for the Advancing Equity and Equality of Marginalized Groups Activity in Serbia.
This Annual Program Statement (APS) publicizes the intention of the United States Government (USG), as represented by USAID/Serbia, to obtain concept papers, full applications and issue awards for the Advancing Equity and Equality of Marginalized Groups Activity in Serbia. The purpose of this activity is to support various economic empowerment initiatives for marginalized communities so as to help advance Serbia’s inclusive and sustainable development.
USAID Open Call “Guinea Local Health System Strengthening”
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Guinea is pleased to issue this Round for the implementation of an activity designed to strengthen local health systems in targeted geographic areas so that Guineans can access a higher quality of health care in their communities and local public health facilities.
FORSATY Research for Adaptation and Learning (REAL) Program – Morocco
The United States Agency for International Development in Morocco (USAID/Morocco) is seeking concept notes from qualified organizations for the FORSATY Research for Adaptation and Learning (REAL) Program.
The purpose of REAL is to strengthen the evidence base to effectively measure and assess the impact of youth and countering violent extremism programs and interventions in Morocco. By strengthening local monitoring and data systems and by supporting robust research, evaluation and learning methodologies, the program will provide valuable insights and datadriven evidence to improve program design, implementation, and decision-making.
USAID/Morocco Local Climate Action Program
The United States Agency for International Development in Morocco (USAID/Morocco) is seeking concepts from qualified local Moroccan organizations for the Local Climate Action Program.
The objective of this activity is to drive systemic changes to build resilience to climate change impacts, especially for marginalized groups, with a focus on women and girls. The activity supports locally led climate action that takes a local systems approach to strengthen resilience to climate change impacts and creates space for women, youth, and other local stakeholders to lead locally defined solutions to climate change impacts in Moroccan communities.
USAID Social Cohesion Activity in Sri Lanka
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka & Maldives Mission invites applications for cooperative agreement(s) from qualified entities to implement the Social Cohesion Activity.
USAID/Sri Lanka and Maldives requires innovative solutions that advance the Country Development and Cooperation Strategy Development Objective (DO) 1: Effective Democratic Governance Strengthened, Intermediate Result (IR) 1.1: Responsiveness of Governance Institutions Improved, IR 1.2 More Informed and Active Public Participation, and IR 1.3: Rights and Tolerance Elevated.
Applications open for Central America Criminal Justice Pilot Project in Honduras
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project to address criminal justice reform in Honduras by strengthening the criminal justice chain as an interrelated system and developing layered accountability mechanisms for identifying points of corruption.
USAID/Guatemala Locally Led Development Annual Program Statement (APS)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Guatemala invites applications to advance Guatemala’s development by connecting indigenous peoples, women, and youth to opportunities that enable them to achieve prosperous, secure, and dignified lives at home in Guatemala under Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).
The CDCS seeks to address the systemic development challenges which underpin Guatemalans’ decisions to immigrate to the United States, while helping create greater opportunities in Guatemala. Core areas that influence the decision to migrate include lack of economic opportunity, insecurity, and inadequate access to basic services. USAID/Guatemala seeks to partner with stakeholders to increase opportunities for Guatemalans in the areas that exhibit the highest levels of out-migration, corresponding to the areas with weakest state presence and lowest levels of economic development.
USAID Disaster Risk Management Activity (Ethiopia)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Ethiopia is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the USAID Disaster Risk Management Activity.
Ethiopia faces frequent and severe shocks, but capacity to manage disaster risks is limited, particularly at subnational level. Critical investments are needed to strengthen DRM to enable anticipatory and early action and reduce humanitarian need.
USAID/Ethiopia intends to award a five-year assistance activity entitled “USAID Disaster Risk Management Activity” referred to henceforth as “the activity”. The purpose of the activity is to enable timely anticipatory and early action to preempt crises and reduce the impact of shocks in Ethiopia by strengthening disaster risk management (DRM) planning and preparedness, improving DRM coordination, and enhancing resource mobilization and management. The activity will also strengthen gender in emergencies (GiE) capacity, increase private sector engagement in DRM, and expand local organizations’ capacity to engage in DRM. The activity will support the implementation of Ethiopia’s new Disaster Risk Management Policy and Disaster Risk Finance Strategy.
Call for Applications: USAID Nepali Women in Business Activity
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement USAID Nepali Women in Business.
In support of the USAID/Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), the USAID Nepali Women in Business activity will increase economic opportunities for women-led and inclusive local businesses, and women from marginalized communities leading to improved economic security.
USAID Nepali Women in Business seeks to advance gender equity and equality, and accelerate the economic security of women and girls, with an intentional emphasis on including and addressing the needs of those from marginalized and underserved populations, in a gender-transformative way. Key stakeholders and partners in this activity will primarily be private sector institutions (such as financial institutions, cooperatives, e-commerce aggregators, anchor firms, employment agencies, business service providers, technical education and vocational training institutes, etc.) and civil society organizations including advocacy and research organizations.
Grants for SMES and Organizations for the Development of Entrepreneurship (ORP) – Ukraine
Grants for SMEs and entrepreneurship development organizations (EROs) for the implementation of measures aimed at increasing the personnel, innovation and export potential of Ukrainian business.
The purpose of this program is to support initiatives aimed at increasing the personnel, innovation and export potential of Ukrainian business, including in cooperation with regional and national authorities and educational institutions.
The USAID program “Competitive Economy of Ukraine” (KEU), which is implemented by the company “Kimonix International”, accepts grant applications from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of private ownership, business associations, non-governmental organizations, business communities and other organizations for the development of entrepreneurship (ORP) for the implementation of measures lasting up to 10 months, aimed at preserving and creating jobs, in particular, through qualification improvement, retraining and employment of employees of enterprises (including internally displaced persons) who lost their jobs as a result of the war and/or would like to move to a new industry (switchers), implementation of incubation/acceleration programs for the development of entrepreneurship, self-employment and export capabilities of enterprises.