USAID: Inviting applications for the funding title-‘Country Health Information Systems and Data Use’ to strengthen country capacity and leadership to manage and use health information systems to improve evidence-based decisions.

Funding brief: The project goal is to strengthen country capacity and leadership to manage and use health information systems to improve evidence-based decisions. Integration and harmonization of systems across health areas is needed to improve data collection, analysis and use at national and sub-national levels. A cross cutting priority for the project will be the promotion of local partners including but not limited to the private sector and public health institutes and institutes of higher education (HEI) as sustainable organizations contributing to the use of health information systems.

The project will work on multiple levels providing technical assistance, implementation support, training and capacity building to achieve the project objectives. It is anticipated that the project will work in 20 countries or more, over the course of the project, depending upon the USAID Mission health team priorities, resources and host country HIS needs. It will apply an adaptive learning approach, support technology transfer, information sharing and contribute to global leadership on related health information and data priorities. These inputs are critical to the achievement of each of the results.

The project will also focus on building the capacity and readiness of local partners such a public health institutions , the digital health industry and other non governmental organizations working to advance country HIS that may seek USAID direct awards in the future beyond the life of this project.

The project will work to achieve this goal by concentrating on four primary objectives:
Strengthened governance and enabling environment of the host-country health information systems;
Increased availability and interoperability of quality health data and information systems;
Increased demand and use of health data and information to address health priorities, gaps and challenges; and,
Strengthened organizational development of local, non-governmental partners for sustained local engagement on health data use.

Funding Opportunity Number: 7200AA20RFA00001
Funding Opportunity Title: Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU)

Donor Name: USAID
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: 26th, November, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: USAID intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity; however, USAID reserves the right to fund additional cooperative agreements or none. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide up to $200 million in total USAID funding not to exceed five (5) years as a period of performance (POP).

The project will be able to accept all forms of USAID Global Health Program (GHP) funding, both core and field support. It is expected to work in 20 countries or more beyond depending on funding, over the life of the project.

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

Project start date: The estimated start date will be upon signature of award, on or around February 2020.

Project duration: The anticipated period of performance is five (5) years.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted. USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. The Recipient must be a responsible entity and have the necessary organizational, experience, accounting and operational controls and technical skills, or ability to obtain them in order to achieve the objectives of this project and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.

Individuals, foreign governments and foreign government-owned parastatal organizations, United States government (USG) departments and agencies (at the federal, state, or local levels), and Public International Organizations (PIOs) (as defined by ADS 303) are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.

Eligible Country: Geographic Coverage- USAID envisions a majority of the project work will take place in the Africa region, followed by Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe and Eurasia; however this will be dependant on USAID Mission funding (buy-in) and is subject to change.

Submission mail: chisu@usaid.gov

Other important link:
USAID’s Indirect Cost Rate Guide for Non Profit Organizations: Click to view

How to apply: Applications must be submitted by email to chisu@usaid.gov. Email submissions must include the NOFO number and applicant’s name in the subject line heading. In addition, for an application sent by multiple emails, the subject line must also indicate whether the email relates to the technical or cost application, and the desired sequence of emails and their attachments (e.g. “No. 1 of 4”, etc.). For example, if your cost application is being sent in two emails, the first email should have a subject line that states: “[NOFO number], [organization name], Cost Application, Part 1 of 2”.

Applications must comply with the following:
USAID will not review any pages in excess of the page limits noted in the subsequent sections. Please ensure that applications comply with the page limitations.
Written in English.
Use standard 8 ½” x 11”, single sided, single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, 1” margins, left justification and headers and/or footers on each page including consecutive page numbers, date of submission, and applicant’s name.
10 point font can be used for graphs, charts, tables and text boxes.
Submitted via Microsoft Word or PDF formats, except budget files which must be submitted in Microsoft Excel.
The estimated start date identified in Section B of this NOFO must be used in the cost application.
The technical application must be searchable and editable Word or PDF format as appropriate.
The Cost Schedule must include an Excel spreadsheet with all cells unlocked and no hidden formulas or sheets. A PDF version of the Excel spreadsheet may be submitted in addition to the Excel version at the applicant’s discretion, however, the official cost application submission is the unlocked Excel version.

Applicants must review, understand, and comply with all aspects of this NOFO. Failure to do so may result in the application being considered non-responsive and may be evaluated accordingly. Applicants should retain a copy of the application and all enclosures for their records.

Annexes (not included in the page limit)
The annexes should include:
Organizational chart (maximum 2 pages)
Staffing Table (maximum 2 pages)
Key Personnel CVs (maximum 3 pages per key personnel)
Key Personnel Letters of Commitment (1 page per key personnel)
If applicable, Consortium Partner Letters of Commitment describing the anticipated role in the consortium as well as any resources the partner intends to bring to the activity (maximum 2 pages per letter)FundForBangladesh-BorderVisit all Funding opportunities: Click to view
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