USAID: Inviting applications for ‘New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP)’ 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.

Funding brief: 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: 1) Leveraging private development assistance to respond to the Administration’s priorities and strengthen long-term partners for the Journey to Self-Reliance; 2) Equipping and empowering new and underutilized development partners to maximize the impact of American tax dollars; 3) Supporting solutions to near- and long-term Administration priorities that will advance the President’s National Security Strategy and support the Foreign Assistance Realignment; 4) Identifying development solutions that will be country- and partner-driven for maximum long-term impact; and 5) Creating incentives for expanding and diversifying USAID’s partner base so that they help to equip

Funding Opportunity Number: 7200AA19APS00012

Funding Opportunity Title: New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict Prevention & Recovery Program (CPRP)

Category of Funding Activity:
● Agriculture
● Business and Commerce
● Community Development
● Disaster Prevention and Relief
● Education
● Employment, Labor and Training
● Energy
● Environment
● Food and Nutrition
● Health
● Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
● Income Security and Social Services
● Law, Justice and Legal Services
● Natural Resources
● Regional Development
● Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Donor Name: U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID)
Funding name: New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP)

Deadline: April, 29th, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Not Found

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: 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.

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.

● New and underutilized organizations that are local entities in a host country:
The central purpose of NPI is to diversify USAID’s partner base to incorporate more creative and innovative approaches to support governments, civil society, and the private sector to help partner countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance capable of planning, financing, and implementing solutions to their own development challenges. Therefore, USAID strongly encourages applications from “new partners,” defined as organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. The NPI also highly encourages “Underutilized Partners” to submit applications. These partners are defined under NPI as organizations that have received less than $25 million in funding cumulatively from USAID over the past five (5) years (either through direct awards or indirect awards) and, in the case of locally-established partners, currently have additional, non-U.S. Government funding streams that exceed total funding received worldwide from USAID.

Applicants must comply with applicable local laws, including on taxation. USAID advises prospective Applicants to consult local counsel on these issues in the Concept Paper phase.
● Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that are LEPs in the host country:
NPI also recognizes that many U.S.-based or international partners have invested heavily in establishing local chapters of their organizations in a number of countries that are fully registered and operate independently. Importantly, these organizations have not relied on USAID funding for their continued operations and will continue to operate after the completion of the award under this NPI APS and its Addenda. NPI defines “underutilized partners” as organizations that have received less than $25 million from USAID over the past five (5) years (either through direct awards or indirect awards such as sub-grants from other entities that are receiving USAID assistance). Additionally, to qualify under this form of engagement, underutilized entities must demonstrate non-Federal funding that exceeds the total USAID funding they receive worldwide (e.g., if an applicant has received $5 million in USAID funding over the last five (5) years, it must demonstrate at least $5 million in non-U.S. Government funds worldwide over the last five (5) years).4 Such funding can include private or non-U.S. Government official donor sources.

NPI is also premised on the notion that not all circumstances warrant direct awards to new or underutilized partners. NPI holds that established partners can provide important learning and mentorship to new and underutilized partners. Therefore, this APS allows for two (2) circumstances under which all other partners who are not new or underutilized (called “established partners”) are eligible to submit applications.

● Sub-awards to new or underutilized partners via prime awardees that are serving in a limited mentorship role: First, in cases in which established partners have identified specific new or underutilized local or locally established partners that cannot, or prefer not, to pursue direct USAID funding by choice or circumstance, the established partner can submit a Concept Note to propose a program in which it serves in a mentorship or support role. In the support role, an established partner will advise and build the capacity of new and underutilized partners (e.g., through technical oversight, compliance support, and mentoring). The prime will not provide direct assistance to project beneficiaries. NPI is not intended to establish umbrella grant programs. NPI seeks to engage potential mentors/primes who will focus on empowering local organizations to achieve clear and visible outcomes and impact in their communities through two modalities of awards:
Local Entity Sub-Awardees That Moves to a Direct Award: 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. In appropriate cases, USAID might pursue prime / mentor awards with a provision for transition awards to some local entities during the life of the award.
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 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).

● Direct awards to partners to leverage private/non-U.S. Government funding:
NPI also seeks to fund awards with new or established partners 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.

New or established partners are also encouraged to submit Concept Notes, with or without specific new or underutilized partners, in which they can demonstrate a significant amount of leveraged funding. 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.

Leveraged funding will not be added or included in any USAID award (as is the case with “matching” requirements), nor will it be subject to USAID audit or oversight. Any specific cost-sharing or matching requirements for entities will appear separately in individual Addenda.

Concept Notes submitted under for Addenda issued under this NPI/CPRP APS must follow all instructions in this Program Statement, and should address the Merit Review criteria in Section V. Each Addendum will provide limits, if any, on the number of proposals a single organization or individual may submit.

Organizations or individuals that do not meet the stated criteria listed above under “Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that are local entities in the host country or countries in which the applicant is applying, ” “Direct awards to new and underutilized organizations that are locally established partners (LEPs) in the host country or countries in which the applicant is applying,” “Sub-awards to new or underutilized partners via prime awardees that are serving in a limited mentorship role,” or “Direct awards to partners to leverage private / non-U.S. Government funding,” are not eligible to apply.

There is no requirement for cost-sharing or matching in this APS. Addenda issued by Missions or other USAID Operating Units may require cost-sharing or matching. Instructions on such cost-sharing or matching will appear in each Addendum.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions-conditional)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Fixed- Amount Award (FAA): Click to view
● Cooperative Agreement : Click to view
● Grant: Click to view
● Leader with Associates (LWA): Click to view

How to apply: Please contact with the donor directly to know the details for applying.

● Applicants should submit all questions regarding this APS in writing to the following: Joy Burriss, Agreement Specialist, U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Acquisition and Assistance , 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., SA-44 Washington, D.C. 20523, Tel: 202-567-4174, Email: jburriss@usaid.gov

Each Addendum will outline a three-phase process:
● PHASE 1: SUBMISSION OF CONCEPT PAPERS
● PHASE 2: CO-CREATION.
● PHASE 3: FULL APPLICATION.

PHASE 1: SUBMISSION OF CONCEPT PAPERS
A Concept Paper is a short document, not to exceed five (5) pages, in which the Applicant provides an overview of its idea. USAID has provided a template in Paragraph C below.

Applicants may submit a Concept Paper in response to an active Addendum to the NPI/CPRP APS at any time. Organizations interested in being considered for funding through Addenda during Fiscal Year 2019 (which ends September 30th, 2019), must submit Concept Papers no later than June 15, 2019. USAID will acknowledge the submission of Concept Papers within three (3) business days. USAID will review Concept Papers against the merit-review criteria detailed in the NPI/CPRP APS and the relevant Addendum. Each Addendum to the NPI/CPRP APS will provide a time-table for reviewing Concept Papers against merit review.

USAID will provide individual results to each applicant within 20 work days following the meeting of the Selection Committee or Technical Evaluation Committee. USAID will notify potential Applicants of significant changes in the review-process timeline through a written amendment to the relevant Addendum. USAID, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to review Concept Papers out of cycle.

USAID anticipates two (2) possible results from the Concept Paper merit-review process:
● Conditional Acceptance – Invited for Co-Creation: The Concept Paper generally meets the objectives of the Addendum and receives strong ratings against the merit-review criteria in the NPI/CPRP APS and the relevant Addendum. Additional clarity is needed. USAID invites the Applicant to engage in Co-Creation to address the weaknesses identified. If the applicant concludes the Co-Creation process successfully, USAID will follow with a request for the submission of a full application.
● Rejection: The Concept Paper does not meet the objectives of the relevant Addendum and receives inadequate ratings against the merit-review criteria in the NPI/CPRP APS and the relevant Addendum. The USAID Mission or B/IO rejects the Concept Paper.

Content of concept papers
Applicants should submit only the information and materials requested, and in the format specified below.
 Concept Papers MUST be written in the English language and submitted electronically via e-mail in Word 2000 or Word 2003 text-accessible, or Adobe PDF.
 Concept Papers shall not exceed five (5) pages, using 1” page margins with 12-point font. Applicants must follow the format below.
 Clarity and specificity are important, as is ensuring that the narrative in the Concept Paper addresses the points outlined in this APS and any Addendum used to review the Concept Paper. During the merit-review process, USAID may reject for funding those Concept Papers that are vague or merely restate language found in this APS or any Addendum.
 USAID will not accept Concept Papers that are more than five (5) pages in length.

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