Funding Opportunity for Local Organizations

United States Government (USG) through USAID/Kenya and East Africa desires to fund a limited number of awards to build the capacity of civil society to accelerate their journey to self-reliance with new tools and organizational arrangements.
A new county-wide umbrella organization will serve as a foundational pillar to unite civil society without partisan politics, and with the mandate to foster community-led, community-managed and community-owned development.
This umbrella organization will be inclusive for all voices and stakeholders to advocate for real accountability, to carry out investment programs, to mobilize resources, to collaborate and learn about what can work for them, and especially to improve the lives of the vulnerable, especially children.
Competition under this APS will consist of a two-step process where applicants must first submit a concept paper for initial review. All concept papers received will be evaluated for responsiveness to the evaluation criteria specified in this APS. USAID will then request applicants successful in the first stage (i.e., selected concept papers) to submit a full application. The full application will offer the applicant an opportunity to explain its technical approach in more detail. All concept papers are due by the date and time specified on the Cover Page of this APS.
This APS is open for at least one year during which it is anticipated that four rounds of competition will take place. At USAID’s discretion, this APS may be extended for additional year(s)/round(s), should the need arise. Over the course of the APS, USAID anticipates making a number of awards with a range of estimated values as laid out in the APS. The amount of available funding and the number of awards are subject to change. USAID reserves the right to fully or incrementally fund application(s) as well as to partially fund selected application(s).
Please submit any questions regarding this APS electronically to kauntiaps@usaid.2:ov. All questions will be answered via an amendment to this APS.
Initial Counties
USAID intends to start with 22 counties to build existing programs. This phased approach will allow USAID to refine the process and adapt the lessons learned before the APS is rolled out to the rest of the country.
Wave One: Kakamega, Busia, Kisumu, Nakuru, Samburu, Uasin-Gishu, Mombasa, Makueni, Kitui, Turkana, Garissa, Kiambu

Wave Two: Bungoma, Homa-Bay, Kisii, Isiolo, Mandera, Nyeri, Machakos, Kajiado, Taita Taveta, Nairobi, Meru, West Pokot, Kwale.
For Details click hereStrengthening County Sustainability APS – FINAL

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