Grant Amount: The total estimated budget for this RFA is $20 million.
Uganda’s development challenges, including a rapid population growth rate of 3.2 percent, a high fertility rate of 6.7 children per woman, HIV prevalence at 7.3 percent, and an unmet need for family planning at 41 percent, continue to greatly impact Uganda’s social and economic development indicators. In response, USAID/Uganda’s Health, HIV/AIDS and Education Office, whose Development Objective is: “Improved Health and Nutrition Status in Focus Areas and Population Groups” has developed programs that shall contribute to Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDP) (2010/11 - 2014/15) by helping the Government of Uganda improve the health outcomes of populations in focus districts in the West, East, Central and Northern Uganda.
USAID/Uganda anticipates awarding a five year Cooperative Agreement for the Advocacy for Better Health program with an estimated cost of up to $20,000,000, subject to availability of funds, to empower communities and strengthen advocacy initiatives that contribute to improvements in health service delivery. The Advocacy for Better Health program shall be implemented in 35 districts which are part of the Mission’s focus districts in USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (2011-2015) (CDCS) and the Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) program.
The goal of the Advocacy for Better Health program is to contribute to improvement in quality, availability and accessibility of health services. The purpose of the program is to increase the citizens’ voice for quality service delivery. This purpose shall be achieved by the Advocacy program through a prime (also referred to below as “the recipient”) working together with at least 4 local Ugandan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that shall serve as the CSOs (sub grantees) under the program. The key objectives for this program shall be (1) to ensure that communities in the selected districts can identify and articulate their needs, and are able to demand for quality services; (2) to ensure that the CSOs develop effective advocacy initiatives, and are able to represent the communities’ demands for better quality services; and (3) to build the technical and operational capacity of the CSOs to qualify them as potential direct recipients of future USAID funding. The Program Description describes the geographic scope and strategic approach of this project, as well as the expected outcomes.
US Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health
Fund Location Note
Commercial Organizations International Agencies Nonprofit Organizations Unrestricted
Award Amount Notes
The total estimated budget for this RFA is $20 million.
USAID may make one or more award(s) without discussions to responsible applicants whose applications offer the greatest value to the extent they are necessary, negotiations shall be conducted with the apparently successful applicant(s). Award(s) shall be made to the responsible applicant(s) whose application(s) offers the greatest value, cost and other factors considered. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.
Application Due Date
9/9/2013 -- Deadline for submission of questions: 08/09/2013
Advocacy Community Health Services Health Care Programs/Services HIV/AIDS Prevention Quality of Life TB
Applications are to be submitted via email. Submit the application by September 9, 2013. Paper copies of the applications are not accepted. The address for the receipt of applications is: KampalaUSAIDSolicita@USAID.gov, to the Attention of Fatumah Mutaasa, Acquisition & Assistance Assistant and Nancy Kleinhans, Agreement Officer. Applications which are submitted late or do not follow the instructions contained herein run the risk of not being considered in the review process. All applications received by the deadline shall be reviewed for responsiveness to the specifications outlined in these guidelines and the application format. Applicants should retain for their records one copy of the application and all enclosures which accompany their application. Erasures or other changes must be initialed by the person signing the application.
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