Tuesday, 11 November 2014

USAID Funds for Vulnerable Population in Rwanda

Deadline: 26 November 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified and eligible organizations for a five-year activity to improve and sustain the health and social well being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in Rwanda.
Program Objectives
  1. Increased capacities of families and communities to provide better care for vulnerable individuals.
  2. Improved household and community care and support practices for vulnerable populations, especially children.
  3. Increased access to education and social services for vulnerable populations.
The funds available are approximately $37 million to be allocated over the 5-year period. The estimated start date for funds allocation is on 24 February 2015. Applicants are required to submit both technical and cost application separately. The best application evaluated will be chosen for award.
The following development challenges impact this program
  1. Malnutrition
  2. HIV and AIDS
  3. Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health
  4. Orphans and Vulnerable Children
  5. Education
  6. Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Eligibility criteria
  • Applicants must be U.S. or non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), for-profit companies willing to forego profit, and Public International Organizations (PIOs).
  • Faith-based and community organizations that fit the criteria above are also eligible to apply.
  • Potential new partners are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants having previous experience with USAID are ineligible to apply.
  • Applicant should match the cost sharing of at least 15% of the total estimated amount of the USAID support which must be used for the accomplishment of program objectives.
  • Applicants must submit only one (1) application.
For more information visit grants.gov and search for funding opportunity number RFA-696-14-000002.

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