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Vietnam DisabilitiesAnnual Program Statement (APS)APS-440-14-000001Interested Applicants ConferenceJune 10, 2014Verbal explanations or instructions given before award will not be bindingSlides will not be distributed at this conferenceUSAID Overview•The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a U.S. government agency that focuses on development around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.•Our Mission:We partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.•USAID/Vietnam: USAID assistance will be focused on collaborative efforts that support the goal of Vietnam’s continued transformation into a responsible, more inclusive partner. Agenda•Rules of the road•Aims of the Applicants Conference•Timeframe and Funding•Overview of Application Process•Clarifications and Way ForwardAims of the Applicants Conference•Networking between interested entities in order to see whether partnering arrangements are possible•Encourage new applicants•Learn about how USAID works•Questions & Answers (Process-related only)What is a USAID Annual Program Statement (APS)?•When USAID intends to support a variety of creative approaches towards developing methodologies to assess and implement development objective activities, the Agency may use an Annual Program Statement (APS) to generate competition for these awards. •When used, USAID will publish an APS at least once a year, either with an open-ended response time or a closing date of at least six months after issuance.•No contact with Technical Team prior to submission•All questions & answers will become available to the public on www.grants.gov•All information presented is based on the APS --any changes that arise will be posted.TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONPurpose (Goal)•Persons with disabilities have expanded opportunities through higher quality and sustainable services, awareness, and advocacy strengthening.Sub-Purposes (Objectives)•Sub-Purpose 1: Foster disability rights policies, advocacy, and coordination, including the private sector•Sub-Purpose 2: Deliver services to assist persons with disabilities to participate in society•Sub-Purpose 3: Improve ability to provide quality physical, occupational, and speech (POS) therapy services and training institutionsGeographic Coverage•TayNinh•BinhPhuoc•QuangNam•BinhDinh•Dong Nai•Hue•Thai BinhTimeframe2014 –2018Variable depending on when awardedNumber of awardsMultipleGeneral Information•Initial funding peraward will be for a minimum of$200,000over a two to five year period of performance.•USAID does not plan to include a maximumin the range per award.•$21 million totalGeneral InformationFundingApplication ProcessTimeframe•Deadline for Submission of Questions:Thursday, June 12, 2014 -4:00 pm Hanoi local time•Deadline for Submission of Concept PapersFirst Round:Friday, June 27, 2014 -4:00 pm Hanoi local timeSubsequent Rounds: Rolling submissions will be accepted after this deadline until the APS Close Date of June 2, 2015-4:00 pm Hanoi local timeEligibility Information for International OrganizationsTo be eligible for this program, an organization must meet the following criteria:•Country Code 937 (see ADS 310)•The organization (or its key personnel) must have demonstrated skills and experience in the programmatic area in which it is proposing to work.•All Applicants must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is the U.S. Government federal repository into which an entity must provide information required for the conduct of business as a Recipient. •Applicants must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number unless exempt under 22 CFR 25.100 to be eligible to receive an award. A DUNS number is a nine-digit number established and assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to uniquely identify business entities. Applications may be submitted under this APS without a DUNS number or SAM registration.Eligibility Information for local Vietnamese OrganizationsTo be eligible for this program as a local NGO, an organization must meet the following criteria:1.USAID’s definition of local organization requires that the organization:a.be organized under the laws of the recipient country,b.have its principal place of business in the recipient country,c.be majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the recipient country or be managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the recipient country, andd.not be controlled by a foreign entity comprised of individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of the recipient country.2.The organization must be a non-profit, non-governmental local organization, or a local for profit organization that is willing to forgo profit. These may include Vietnam nongovernmental organizations, faith-based organizations, foundations, professional associations, networks, and consortia/coalitions of the above. In the case of consortia and coalitions, one organization must be identified as the “prime partner”.Eligibility Information for local Vietnamese Organizations (cont.)3.The organization must have basic accountability, financial management, and program implementation structures in place.4.The organization must not have any pending disciplinary or legal action against them from another USAID or another U.S. agency.5.The organization must be willing to participate in an organizational capacity assessment process and in subsequent strengthening to improve its organizational systems and technical abilities.Application and Submission InformationThere are two stages to the application process:1.Step One (Concept Paper stage)–Applicants submit concept papers in the format provided in Annex A, including program description, budget and capability statement to USAID; –USAID teams review concept papers based on criteria outlined below (reference Section III –Part B / Evaluation Criteria):•Extent to which Applicant demonstrates understanding of the challenge/ opportunity, target population, country, and sector(s) in a creative, logical, and strategic manner; responsiveness to the needs for persons with disability and their independent living/functions;•Degree to which sub-purposes/outputs, methods, and anticipated results are logically connected and represent a reasonable and achievable approach; level of realization to which project design addresses the target population; gender concerns based on an analysis of the gender gaps and disparities; and examines the different impacts on women and men that the project may have.•How the Applicant establishes and demonstrates that it is the right entity for delivery of effective and scalable development impact. Applicant may cite performance of relevant past or current programs or those completed during the past three years, which should be consistent with type and scope of proposed activities.Environmental Compliance•Although specific documentation pertaining to environmental compliance is not required during the concept paper stage, please keep in mind potential environmental ramifications and effects as you are designing and presenting your activity.Application and Submission Information2.Step Two (Full Application stage)Do not submit a Full Application unless you receive a formal letter requesting you to do so by USAID. An invitation to submit a Full Application does not constitute an award; USAID may choose not to fund applications even after they have been requested.Applicants submit full applications in two separate files:–Technical Application –Cost ApplicationApplication and Submission InformationTechnical Application•Cover Page: (one page)•Executive Summary: (one page)•Full Technical Application: (10 pages maximum)−Program Description−Goal and Objectives−Target Audience and Geographic Focus−Proposed Outcomes−Technical Approach−Expected Impact−Management Plan (including partnership arrangements where applicable)−Implementation Schedule (Milestones, if applicable)•Annexes (Does not Count toward any page limit):−Curriculum Vitae for Key Personnel−Performance Monitoring Plan (if applicable)Application and Submission InformationTechnical Evaluation CriteriaTechnical Approach•Extent to which Applicant demonstrates understanding of the challenge/opportunity, target population, country, and sector(s) in a creative, logical, and strategic manner;•Degree to which sub-purposes/outputs, methods, and anticipated results are logically connected and represent a reasonable and achievable approach. This includes reviewing the relevance of the approach to the problem to be addressed, whether the proposed activities are consistent with the objectives sought, and how the activities are inter-related; level of realization to which project design addresses gender concerns based on an analysis of the gender gaps and disparities; and examines the different impacts on women and men that the project may have; and roles/responsibility of fathers/male family members.•Responsiveness to needs of persons with disabilities and their independent living/functions.Management Approach•USAID will review the effectiveness of the Management Approach in terms of internal structure, technical ability, and whether they can represent beneficiary interests. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships and coalitions, as appropriate, to broaden geographic diversity, promote greater inclusion, and increase program reach. Partnerships that build on the relative strengths of participating organizations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities of each organization in the application will strengthen an application; and M & E Plan.Past Performance•Documented Past Performance consistent with type and scope of proposed activities; emphasis will be on prior activities, if any, which are similar to that which is proposed. If the applicant has no past performance history, the applicant will receive a neutral rating in this category.Application and Submission InformationCost Application•Submit a budget and budget narrative(see Annex B)•Forms SF 424, 424A, and 424B•Representations and Certifications (accessible through, http://inside.usaid.gov/ADS/300/303mav.docx)•Cost Share: –A cost-share or match from non-government sources of 10% or more for local organizations is required. –A cost share of 15% or more is required for international organizations.System for Award Management•Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is now replaced with System for Award Management(SAM) -www.sam.govClarifications•Will USAID be presenting anticipated results, activities, and indicators as no illustrative ones were included?(Reference: Section I Part B -Page 4)No, these are to be proposed by applicants.•How many key personnel are to be proposed?This is part of your technical approach. Vietnamese leadership is encouraged.•Can we propose activities beyond the 7 provinces mentioned?Yes, some activities of a national scope will be permitted if they are focused on improving the overall enabling and policy environment.•When does a branding strategy and marking plan need to be submitted?Once an apparently successful applicant is identified, but prior to the signing of a cooperative agreement or grant. The reference to the branding strategy and marking plan being needed does not refer to when an application is initially submitted.•Are certain amounts allocated per type of activity?This is part of your technical approach in terms of what you prioritize to be the most important elements. ClarificationsQuestions and Answers•Questions can be received until Thursday, June 12, 2014 for the initial round•Additional questions can be submitted thereafter•All questions will be answered through amendment(s) to be posted on www.grants.gov•Any other additional information will only be posted on www.grants.gov–the documents posted on the website supersede any other publicly available information.