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GH Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Activity

ID: 7200AA24RFA00008 • Type: Posted

Description

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to invest in a five-year cooperative agreement titled GH Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Activity to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes.

The GH SBC Activity will build upon current USAID investments in SBC research and programming, including both global and bilateral projects, to guide integration of SBC evidence and theory in development programming, support generation and use of new learning, strengthen local technical and organizational capacity, and drive local leadership of SBC programming for better, broader, and more sustainable results. The project will fulfill a global leadership function within SBC, working through new and existing partnerships to create opportunities for locally-driven, innovative, and cost-effective SBC programs; systematic integration of SBC best practices within public and private health systems; and generating, synthesizing, and catalyzing the application of evidence-based and theory-informed SBC in diverse program settings to accelerate achievement of global health and development goals.

The strategic objective of the project is to increase implementation of theory-informed, evidence-based, locally-led SBC programming. While focused primarily on health, the project may address SBC needs in other sectors, with particular attention to areas of potential complementarity such as environmental conservation, agriculture, food security, and nutrition. Within the health sector, the project will maintain a substantive but non-exclusive focus on family planning, reproductive health (FP/RH) and reproductive empowerment; malaria; and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), with attention to emerging pandemic threats and other infectious diseases. Considerations of USAID priorities such as localization, gender integration, youth engagement/integration, health systems strengthening, the inclusion of LGBTQI+ people, the inclusion of people with physical and cognitive disabilities, engaging the voices, skills, and experiences of all including marginalized and underrepresented groups such as racial, ethnic, and Indigenous communities and climate change, will be a focus across the project.

Please see the Full GH Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Activity RFA under the "Related Documents" tab.

Background
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to invest in a five-year cooperative agreement titled GH Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Activity to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes. The GH SBC Activity will build upon current USAID investments in SBC research and programming, including both global and bilateral projects, to guide integration of SBC evidence and theory in development programming, support generation and use of new learning, strengthen local technical and organizational capacity, and drive local leadership of SBC programming for better, broader, and more sustainable results. The project will fulfill a global leadership function within SBC, working through new and existing partnerships to create opportunities for locally-driven, innovative, and cost-effective SBC programs; systematic integration of SBC best practices within public and private health systems; and generating, synthesizing, and catalyzing the application of evidence-based and theory-informed SBC in diverse program settings to accelerate achievement of global health and development goals.

Grant Details
The GH Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Activity aims to increase implementation of theory-informed, evidence-based, locally-led SBC programming. It may address SBC needs in sectors such as environmental conservation, agriculture, food security, nutrition, family planning, reproductive health (FP/RH), reproductive empowerment, malaria, maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), emerging pandemic threats, other infectious diseases. The project will focus on localization, gender integration, youth engagement/integration, health systems strengthening, inclusion of LGBTQI+ people, people with physical and cognitive disabilities, engaging marginalized groups such as racial, ethnic, Indigenous communities— and climate change.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility for this award is not restricted. The applicant must provide all information as required in the RFA and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this RFA.

Period of Performance
The period of performance is five years.

Grant Value
The total value of the grant is not specified.

Overview

Category of Funding
Health
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
True
Source
On 3/29/24 U.S. Agency for International Development posted grant opportunity 7200AA24RFA00008 for GH Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Activity. The grant will be issued under grant program 98.001 USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas.

Timing

Posted Date
March 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 43 Days
Last Updated
April 12, 2024, 3:11 p.m. EDT
Version
2
Archive Date
June 28, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
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 applications for this RFA. Further, the organization must be a legally recognized, organizational entity under applicable law, not otherwise restricted by statute, regulation, Agency policy, or administrative determination (i.e., suspension and debarment) from receiving assistance, and legally registered in a country that is not a prohibited source per ADS 310.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$321,500,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
LaVietra Shannon Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
SBC RFA Contact
Contact Phone
(202) 916-2731

Documents

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