The USAID (United States Agency for International Development) has four open distinct funding opportunities for NGOs around the world. The USAID Inclusive Health Access Prize offers grants of $150,000 for NGOs providing healthcare access to the poor; the Malaria Vaccine Development Program is seeking Expressions of Interest for novel and innovative approaches to malaria vaccine development; under the Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program, USAID seeks to partner with new organizations to address conflict-related issues; and the USAID’s MOMENTUM seeks to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden.
We go through each of these open opportunities one by one:
USAID’s Inclusive Health Access Prize with A Chance to Win $150,000
Deadline: 28 June 2019
USAID is offering $150,000 in prizes to private organizations with a track record of affordably, accountably, and reliably expanding health care access to the poor and most vulnerable through public-private integration, while also demonstrating a vision for expanding this approach to new geographies.
USAID’s Inclusive Health Access Prize is a global call for proven successes in expanding access to life-saving basic health care in low- and middle-income countries. This prize will recognize and incentivize work that demonstrates how integration and partnership between public and private sector expands access to affordable, accountable, and reliable health services for poor and vulnerable groups. The aim is also to celebrate and spur a broad range of approaches that are sustainable, scalable, and replicable.
USAID will spotlight and facilitate access to funding and other support so proven models can obtain maximum reach and impact.
- USAID’s Office of Health Systems will award $150,000 in prizes for innovative, privately-led approaches with strong scale-up potential that have helped expand access to affordable, accountable, and reliable health services for poor and vulnerable groups.
- Up to six winners will be announced at a United Nations General Assembly event in September 2019 and each will be awarded $25,000 in funding under USAID’s Innovation Incentive Award Authority. These awards are issued as funds transfers to bank accounts and all award monies may be used at the winning teams’ discretion.
- One representative from each winning team will represent their team at the United Nations General Assembly event to showcase their leadership, diversity, and potential in the global health field for other leading stakeholders and donors.
Prospective competitors should read the following eligibility criteria to confirm their entries will be reviewed by the judges, as the first step of the submission process will be to take an eligibility quiz.
- Open to a range of non-traditional competitors – The Prize is open to approaches from individuals, the private commercial sector, small and women-owned businesses, civil society, university, non-profit, and community or faith-based organizations with which USAID has not worked directly. Public sector or government entities (excluding universities) are not eligible.
- Local Right to Operate – Competitors will be asked to share registration documents in the country to demonstrate legal status to operate where their approach is taking place.
- Willingness to share learning – All competitors need to be willing to share their experiences and learning to help establish a body of knowledge that can bring about a greater awareness and sustained change in locally-driven health systems partnerships and providing integrated primary care for the poor and most vulnerable.
- Intellectual property – Competitors must clearly mark any confidential or proprietary content (including intellectual property and trade secrets) that they wish to protect. The competitor will retain ownership of such confidential or proprietary content. USAID will protect such marked confidential or proprietary content, and will only use it as necessary to administer the competition. Competitors must have rights to all of the intellectual property in the submission. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they are not infringing on the intellectual property of others.
- English only – Competitors must submit their entries in English. While entries will be decided on the strength of the content, USAID encourage applicants to invest in a translation or have someone with strong English skills review their submission to ensure that they are showing their work to their best advantage.
- Completeness – Incomplete entries may not be accepted.
- On time – Late entries may not be accepted.
- Eligible to receive USAID funds – USAID will conduct a responsibility determination to ensure that the award to the winning individuals or organizations meets applicable U.S. laws and policies, including but not limited to regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit this link.
USAID seeking EOIs for Innovations in Malaria Vaccine Development (IMV) Program
Deadline: 21 June 2019
USAID is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for novel and innovative approaches to malaria vaccine development that would encompass preclinical development through proof of principle clinical studies to motivate advanced development of a deployable, effective malaria vaccine.
USAID is seeking to enhance malaria vaccine investments through a collaborative design process. The goal of USAID’s Malaria Vaccine Development Program (MVDP) is to demonstrate the proof of concept of a vaccine to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria caused by infection with Plasmodium falciparum. Target malaria vaccine end characteristics will include at least 75% efficacy and evidence of affordability. USAID intends to support efforts towards vaccines that have the potential to directly protect recipients against disease caused by P. falciparum such as vaccines that target the pre-erythrocytic (sporozoite and liver stage) and erythrocytic stages of the life cycle.
USAID is looking for EOIs that clearly include one or more of the following:
- The potential to accelerate malaria vaccine development efforts and/or enhance the effectiveness of current malaria vaccine candidates targeting pre-erythrocytic (sporozoite and liver) and erythrocytic stages through strategic research, prototype vaccine development, preclinical, and early stage clinical testing (through proof of principle efficacy studies).
- A continuation or enhancement of USAID’s current funded R&D activities or that support novel approaches that could add or replace elements of current USAID MVDP R&D investments.
USAID encourages EOIs from potential partners who have access to systems that can obtain research materials and services including expert technical support for USAID and its collaborators in support of USAID’s malaria vaccine R&D efforts.
USAID anticipates awarding one or more awards totaling up to $35,500,000 (USD) over five years.
- USAID seeks to engage with partners from the private sector, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and other government agencies with demonstrated ability in vaccine development to identify novel and innovative approaches for malaria vaccine research and development during a co-creation Workshop.
- All organizations must be formed and legally incorporated, have the capacity to successfully execute the activities in their respective areas of expertise, and be capable of receiving and administering award funding. Sole proprietorships are not eligible for funding.
- A project can have only one Project Lead, who must be affiliated with the institution from which the EOI is being submitted. A Project Lead may only be listed on one (1) EOI to this Broad Agency Announcement. An institution may be the applicant on multiple applications, provided all EOIs have different Project Leads.
How to Apply
EOIs must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit this link.
USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative: Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program
Deadline: 29 April 2020
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP).
Through this Annual Program Statement (APS), entitled New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict Prevention & Recovery Program (CPRP), USAID announces its desire to engage new and underutilized partners to expand and amplify the Agency’s work, particularly in contexts at the risk of, or recovering from, violent conflict. The overall Agency NPI seeks to support partner countries’ progress on the Journey to self-Reliance, achieve sustainable and resilient results, and catalyze more effective partnering for impact.
The overarching goal of the NPI APS is to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities. NPI will increase USAID’s programmatic impact, based on more collaborative and adaptive partnerships, and improve measurable outcomes at the country level through the following:
- Leveraging private development assistance to respond to the Administration’s priorities and strengthen long-term partners for the Journey to Self-Reliance;
- Equipping and empowering new and underutilized development partners to maximize the impact of American tax dollars;
- Supporting solutions to near- and long-term Administration priorities that will advance the President’s National Security Strategy and support the Foreign Assistance Realignment;
- Identifying development solutions that will be country- and partner-driven for maximum long-term impact; and
- Creating incentives for expanding and diversifying USAID’s partner base so that we help to equip and fund more local and locally established partners to support country-level progress.
NPI envisions four specific forms for engagement, each intended to offer different entry points for working directly or indirectly with new, underutilized, or established organizations.
Organizations only need to qualify under one of the four forms of engagement listed below:
1. Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that are local entities1 in the host country or countries for which the Applicant is applying. New and underutilized partners may apply for direct funding via specific Addenda issued under the NPI APS. Applicants are eligible if they have received less than $25 million cumulatively in direct or indirect awards from USAID over the past five (5) years.
2. Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that are locally established partners (LEPs)2 in the host country or countries for which the Applicant is applying. U.S.-based or international partners are eligible if they have (1) received less than $25 million cumulatively in USAID funding over the previous five (5) years; and (2) currently have additional, non-U.S. Government funding streams that exceed total funding received worldwide from USAID. (e.g., if an applicant has implemented $5 million in USAID funding, it must demonstrate at least $5 million in funds worldwide from sources other than the U.S. Government).
3. Sub-awards to new or underutilized partners via prime awardees that serve in a limited mentorship role. NPI recognizes the important role and capacity that “established partners” (defined as those that already have a financial relationship with USAID above the NPI thresholds established in the APS) bring to local organizations around the world. NPI acknowledges that many local partners lack the capacity, or desire, to comply with the stringent requirements associated with awards from the U.S. Government. This modality will allow established partners to build the capacity of local partners to meet the requirements to become a USAID direct awardee or provide them the support they need to implement programs on behalf of USAID that have measurable impact. Established partners will play a support role to build the capacity of new and underutilized partners (e.g., through technical oversight, compliance support, and mentoring). The prime will not directly assist project beneficiaries. NPI envisions two modalities of support under this approach:
○ Modality 3a: Local Entity Sub-Awardees That Move to Direct Awards:
Prime awardees must pass a minimum of 50 percent of the total funding of their awards to local sub-awardees, with a goal of moving them to qualify for direct awards. Inappropriate cases, USAID might pursue prime / mentor awards with a provision for transition awards to some local entities during the life of the award.
○ Modality 3b: Local and Locally Established Partner Sub-Awardees: Prime awardees must pass a minimum of 75 percent of the total funding of their awards to sub-awardee local partners or LEPs. An award could also have a structure in which the prime partner receives a declining percentage of the value of the award year-on-year (e.g., from 25 percent in Year 1 to 20 percent in Year 5).
4. Direct Awards to Partners to Leverage Private/Non-U.S. Government Funding: NPI also seeks to support partnerships with organizations that can leverage their own private (or non-U.S. Government) funding, in recognition of the important dual-role that many established partners have as both implementers and fundraisers. Organizations of all types (non-profit, private-sector, host governments, etc.) can apply. Awardees must propose additional leveraged funds worth a minimum of 50 percent of the total value of the award they seek from USAID; this cannot include in-kind contributions but can include non-Federal grants and external awards.
- NPI defines “Implementing Partners” as U.S. and non-U.S. non-governmental organizations that can design and implement assistance activities outside the United States. All potential Applicants are eligible to submit a Concept Note, provided they follow all requirements and instructions provided in the individual Addendum to which they are applying. Each Addendum may further restrict eligibility if the Mission or B/IO determines it is in its best interest.
- To be eligible, all Implementing Partners must be legally registered entities under applicable law and eligible under the relevant laws to receive funding from a foreign source. Individuals, unregistered, or informal organizations are not eligible to be Implementing Partners.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit Concept Papers via e-mail at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit this link.
USAID: MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)
Deadline: 30 September 2025
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) and Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) are pleased to announce the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) Annual Program Statement (APS).
MOMENTUM seeks to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), voluntary family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services.
MOMENTUM is designed to build upon existing evidence and best practices, as well as to catalyze new ideas, partnerships, and approaches.
The goal of this APS is to contribute to the Agency’s priority of preventing maternal and child deaths, by assisting USAID-supported FP and MCH priority countries in meeting global goals in maternal, newborn, and child health and voluntary family planning by 2030. Further, activities under this APS will help the Agency advance countries toward increased self-reliance.
The purpose of this APS is to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity by increasing the capacity of host-country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale-up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality MNCH, voluntary family planning and reproductive health services.
Collectively, Rounds under this APS will seek to meet this purpose through achievement of four results and fifteen intermediate results, as described below. Each Round will address one or more of the four MOMENTUM APS results through a myriad of modalities.
- Result 1: Access to and use of evidence-based, quality MNCH/FP/RH information, services, and interventions scaled-up and sustained. MOMENTUM will improve the health status of women and children by increasing effective coverage of evidence-based and culturally acceptable interventions and services that address their health needs. This will be achieved through the following intermediate results:
- Improved service readiness to provide quality MNCH/FP/RH interventions in public and private sectors, including emergency care.
- Improved MNCH/FP/RH practices at the individual, family, and community level.
- Increased demand for and utilization of quality MNCH/FP/RH interventions and care by individuals, families, and communities.
- Result 2: Capacity of host-country institutions, local organizations, and providers to deliver evidence-based, quality MNCH/FP/RH services improved, institutionalized, measured, documented, and responsive to population needs. MOMENTUM will help institutionalize evidence-based, quality interventions and innovative solutions within sub-awardees and a broad range of host-country institutions and local organizations, and measure and document local organizations’ strengthened capacity and progress toward self-reliance. Intermediate results include the following:
- Increased effectiveness of country institutions and systems to sustainably plan and manage quality MNCH/FP/RH services, including anticipating and responding to crises, as well as long-term demographic and epidemiologic transitions.
- Enhanced capacity of country governing bodies to align MNCH/FP/RH policies and guidelines with international standards and evidence-based, innovative, and promising practices.
- Strengthened engagement with civil society, local institutions, community-based and faith-based organizations to narrow MNCH/FP/RH equity gaps,improve quality of care, and hold health systems accountable.
- Result 3: Adaptive learning and use of evidence in MNCH/FP/RH programming through sustained USAID and host country technical leadership increased. MOMENTUM will also utilize USAID’s catalytic, global leadership role to advance MNCH/FP/RH. This will be achieved through the following:
- Increased appropriate and timely availability and use of health information system data for decision making in MNCH/FP/RH policy and programs at global, regional, and sub-national country levels.
- Increased knowledge generation, translation, and management strategies adopted to support best practices in MNCH/FP/RH policies and programs at the global, regional, and sub-national country levels.
- Testing and adoption of innovative practices to improve MNCH/FP/RH outcomes.
- USAID’s catalytic global technical leadership in MNCH/FP/RH supported and sustained.
- Result 4: Cross-sectoral collaboration and innovative partnerships between MNCH/FP/RH and non-MNCH/FP/RH organizations increased. MOMENTUM will advance a holistic, multi-sectoral approach to meet the health needs of women and children across the MNCH/FP/RH continuum, exploring strategies to support cross-sectoral linkages and priorities where possible with both traditional and non-traditional organizations.
- International and national public-private partnerships increased.
- Health partnerships with educational institutions expanded.
- Health partnerships with corporate and philanthropic organizations increased.
- Health and non-health organization partnerships expanded.
Principles and Approaches Under each Round, applicants are requested to incorporate fundamental cross-cutting principles underlying each of the expected results above. These principles are:
- promoting dignity, respect, and equity in healthcare services;
- fostering gender equality by increasing use of approaches designed to empower vulnerable populations including women, and couples, and engage men more fully in MNCH/FP/RH;
- building and bolstering the resilience74 of populations and communities, thereby encouraging sustainability, and leveraging the work of other US government agencies and donors;
- addressing the role of social norms, both as barriers and contributors to achieving health and development outcomes;
- improving the quality of care provided across the continuum from household to facility;
- promoting client-centered care by listening to and engaging individuals, families, and communities;
- implementing evidence-based approaches and interventions;
- fostering iterative, continuous learning and adaptive management;
- coordinating monitoring and evaluation efforts across MOMENTUM awards to effectively monitor collective results and impact; and
- partnering with a range of health and non-health actors.
The Award Ceiling of this APS is $500,000,000.
- U.S. and non-U.S. public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, and non-governmental organizations, are eligible to submit a concept paper under each Round(s) of the APS. Further, the organization must be a legally-recognized, organizational entity under applicable law, legally registered in a country within the geographic code 937 (“the United States, the recipient country, and developing countries other than advanced developing countries, but excluding any country that is a prohibited source,” per ADS 310.3.1.1).
- Each recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a Pre-Award survey is required and if so, would establish a formal survey team to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program.
- Organizations in developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply, in as much as they will support not only the objectives of this APS and the Round(s) they are applying to, but also USAID’s objectives to build the capacities in local organizations that are needed for sustainable development. USAID strongly encourages applications from potential new partners who meet the eligibility requirements and are willing to be subjected to a Pre-Award Survey.
- Concept papers from organizations that do not meet the above eligibility criteria will not be reviewed and evaluated. Individuals are not eligible to apply for any Rounds of this APS.
- While for-profit firms may participate, pursuant to 2 CFR 200.400(g) it is USAID’s policy not to award profit to prime recipients and sub-recipients under assistance instruments. However, while profit is not allowed for sub-awards, the prohibition does not apply when the recipient acquires goods and services in accordance with 2 CFR 200.317 -326, “Procurement Standards.” This is discussed more specifically in ADS 303sai “Profit Under USAID Assistance Instruments”.
- Program income may be generated under awards resulting from this APS. Program income for all award(s) resulting from Rounds under this APS may be used for cost-sharing or matching in accordance with 2 CFR 200.307(e) for US NGOs and the Required as Applicable Provision “Program Income” (December 2014) in ADS 303 for non-US NGOs. If the program income is to be utilized in a different way, the Round document will include this information.
- If an organization does not submit a successful concept paper and is not invited to attend the cocreation workshop/submit a full application in a specific Round, which organization may still submit another concept paper in a future Round(s), if one occurs. Evaluation criteria will be revised to the specifics of the Round; another submission in another Round does not guarantee a successful concept paper and invitation to attend the co-creation workshop/submit a full application.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must register themselves in SAM (System for Award Management).
For more information, please visit this link.