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2024 DRG APS

ID: 72061724APS00003 • Type: Posted

Description

USAID/Uganda welcomes you to submit concept notes in response to the release of this Annual Program Statement (APS).

This APS is intended to increase the sustainability and impact of USAID/Uganda's development assistance through civil society and non-governmental organization related partnerships in the following areas:

1. MEDIA STRENGTHENING

USAID aims to support a vibrant media environment as a key tenet of a healthy democratic society, in which media organizations, civil society, journalists, and the public freely enjoy their right to freedom of speech and expression.

2. CIVIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT

USAID seeks to support civic education and youth engagement to enhance civic agency, civic engagement, and strengthening demand side and voice interventions aimed at enhancing access, and informed youth participation in Uganda's governance processes. USAID sees opportunities to focus on key groups including, but not limited to, youth and women and enhancing collaboration with state agencies that accredit civic education. USAID also sees opportunities in interventions able to use technology and channels / spaces readily appealing to youth and other focus groups, keeping in mind access challenges posed by technology.

Please read the solicitation carefully and bring your best ideas!

Thank you and good luck.

Background
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 Governance (DRG) Annual Program Statement (APS). The APS is intended to increase the sustainability and impact of USAID/Uganda’s development assistance through civil society and non-governmental organization related partnerships in the areas of Civic Education and Engagement and Media Strengthening.

Grant Details
This APS requires submission of a three-page concept paper that answers the questions provided in SECTION D: APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION. Interested organizations must read this document in its entirety and follow the instructions to apply to this APS. Depending on the response, USAID/Uganda may make multiple awards or, if there are not sufficiently suitable submissions, none. The total amount of funding to be awarded under this APS is estimated at approximately US Dollars (USD) $25 million. Resulting awards are not expected to exceed USD $15 million per award. The period of performance must be 60 months or less.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility is unrestricted. Eligible implementing partners include non-governmental/non-profit or civil society entities, private sector independent media organizations, Local Entities, Locally Established Entities, New Partners, and Non-traditional Partners as Implementing Partners.

Period of Performance
The period of performance must be 60 months or less.

Grant Value
The total amount of funding to be awarded under this APS is estimated at approximately USD $25 million. USAID/Uganda intends to award 2-3 Fixed Amount Awards, Cooperative Agreements, Renewal Awards, and/or Simplified Grants. Resulting awards are not expected to exceed USD $15 million per award.

Overview

Category of Funding
Community Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 7/5/24 U.S. Agency for International Development posted grant opportunity 72061724APS00003 for 2024 DRG APS with funding of $25.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 98.001 USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas. It is expected that 2 total grants will be made worth between $250,000 and $15.0 million.

Timing

Posted Date
July 5, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
July 5, 2025, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 353 Days
Last Updated
July 5, 2024, 5:36 p.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
Aug. 4, 2025

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$15,000,000
Floor
$250,000
Estimated Program Funding
$25,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
2

Contacts

Contact
Tien Nguyen Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
USAID Uganda Office of Acquisition and Assistance
Contact Phone
(206) 785-5131

Documents

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