The U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) is pleased to announce the Promoting Results and Outcomes through Policy and Economic Levers (PROPEL) Annual Program Statement (APS).
The purpose of this APS is to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies and delivery systems through: policy development and implementation; adequate, predictable and sustainable financing; enhanced government stewardship, transparency, and accountability; and an engaged and informed civil society prepared to advocate for improved systems and outcomes.
This APS has an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based FP/RH, and FP/RH integration with MCH and HIV/AIDS, and will work across health systems and development sectors to achieve results in FP/RH demand, uptake, and improved health outcomes.
The goal of this APS is to contribute to USAID health development priorities to prevent maternal and child deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combat infectious disease.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $180,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $180,000,000
- The proposed period of performance for each agreement awarded as a result of each Round(s) under this APS will not exceed five (5) years in duration beginning from the negotiated start date, and subject to availability of funds.
USAID funds health activities in almost 60 countries. PRH prioritizes 24 high-need countries as well as the additional Ouagadougou Partnership countries. Current MCH and PRH priority countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, and Zambia. This does not, however, preclude activities in other USAID-supported countries.
- 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 a concept paper under each Round(s) of the APS.
- 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 If a Round restricts eligibility, it will be noted in the Round document in this section.
- Each recipient must be a responsible entity.
- The AO may determine a Pre-Award survey is required and if so, would establish a formal survey team to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organizational, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program.
- Organizations in developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply, inasmuch as they will support not only the objectives of this APS and the Round(s) they are applying to, but also USAID’s objectives to build capacities in local organizations that are needed for sustainable development.
- USAID strongly encourages applications from potential new partners that meet the eligibility requirements and are willing to be subjected to a Pre-Award Survey.
- Concept papers from organizations that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be reviewed and evaluated. Individuals are not eligible to apply for any Rounds of this APS
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336878