The Partnerships Plus project invites qualified local and/or U.S.-based organizations, private voluntary organizations, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, or universities to submit a Concept Paper as a first step in a competitive process to support the achievement of the Objectives established in the U.S. Government strategy, Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity: A U.S. Government Strategy for International Assistance (APCCA). APCCA implementation is coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The APCCA Strategy seeks to achieve three evidence-based Objectives to improve the lives of the world’s most-vulnerable children: 1) Build Strong Beginnings, 2) Put Family First, and 3) Protect Children from Violence. Recognizing these that three Objectives are connected and mutually reinforcing, this Call for Concept Papers seeks to achieve the following cross-cutting results:
Result 1: Promote nurturing and protective family care.
Result 2: Improve the safety, wellbeing and development of vulnerable children.
A total of USD $2,300,000 is available. Partnerships Plus intends to award up to two subgrants, with a minimum of 10% cost share. The actual number and size of subgrants under this call will be determined based on the content and responsiveness of the Concept Papers received, need/requirements of USAID and JSI, and the availability of funds for the proposed activities. The period of performance for each subgrant shall not exceed 27 months.
In line with USAID’s New Partner Initiative, new and underutilized organizations are encouraged to respond to this call. These can include U.S. and local community-based and faith-based partners, that have limited or no recent experience in working with, and receiving funds from USAID. Concepts will be accepted from both individual organizations and consortia with primary grantees and subgrantees.
Please read the Call for Concept Papers in its entirety and ensure that the Concept Paper submitted addresses all of the items listed in the Concept Paper Instructions (Section B) and within the Technical Evaluation Criteria (Section C3).
Concept Papers must be submitted in English by January 13, 2020, at 5:00PM EST. Concept Papers submitted after the closing date/time will not be considered. One (1) electronic copy of the Concept Paper should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Multiple Concept Papers from one organization will not be accepted.