Non-Governmental Organization Strengthening (NGO)


Agency - Agency for International Development

The Agency for International Development is an independent Federal government agency that provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to ensure a better future for us all.

Website Address

http://www.usaid.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
International Bank For Reconstruction And Development $ 500,000   2012-09-302017-09-30
Commission Episcopale Justice Et Paix Cejp $ 875,000   2015-01-012016-12-21
Center For Strategic And International Studies (inc) $ 169,836   2015-08-312016-09-30
United Nations Association International Service $ 300,000   2014-02-272016-03-31
United Nations $ 500,000   2015-03-092015-12-31
World Bank, The $ 450,000   2009-06-222014-04-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 12,000   2013-09-242013-12-23
Agricultural Research Service $ 2,050,000   2008-09-192013-09-30
Unaids Joint United Nations Programme On Hiv/aids $ 258,443   2012-12-172013-08-30
Foreign Awardees (undisclosed) $ 415,493   2008-09-282011-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are authorized through cooperative agreements with U. S. private voluntary organizations to carry out activities to improve the capacities of local indigenous non-governmental organizations in developing countries.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

1.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.

Be registered as a PVO with USAID; Receive at least 20 percent of total annual financial support for its international programs from non-U.S.

government sources; and 2.

Current Matching Grants recipients are eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Direct beneficiaries are foreign private institutions or organizations; indirect beneficiaries are the recipients of improved service delivery in developing countries.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must be registered as a PVO with USAID. In addition, they must provide a 30 percent match for the proposed program; the match may be a combination of cash and in-kind. At a minimum, half of the total required match must be in cash. The Applicant must demonstrate ability to raise the match proposed. Actual and/or expected sources and amounts of the cost-share amount must be stipulated; they must propose in an eligible country or countries; have an established track record (minimum of five years) in planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating overseas development programs and demonstrated experience in local NGO capacity buildings; and, have completed an external evaluation of its NGO capacity strengthening activities within the last three years, not to be confused with a financial audit. PVC cannot finance any of the following programs: Academic research-oriented endeavors; Construction or commodity procurement; or Activities not focused on development, such as short-term emergency relief activities. USAID encourages applications for development activities that focus on conflict prevention, mitigation or resolution programs; Inconsistent with the Establishment Clause. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications are submitted in response to a Requests for Applications synopsized in FedGrants and published on the USAID Web site (http://www.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/solicitation/). All applications must be submitted using the Standard Form 424. The RFA provides specific additional instructions regarding the contents of the narrative description of the activity, budget justification and other required information.

Award Procedures

Official notice of approved application is made by the Agreement Officer through the issuance of a Cooperative Agreement.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. The range is from 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Other - Not Specified.

Renewals

Extensions to the project period may be made if deemed appropriate by the Agreement Officer.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Cooperative agreements may be issued for a five-year period, and are generally funded on a 12-month basis. Support beyond the first year is contingent upon the availability of funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

In accordance with 22 CFR Part 226.53, grantees are to maintain accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, which In accordance with 22 CFR Part 226.53, grantees are to maintain accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later ever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

72-1021-0-1-151.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Ricardo Willis 301 4th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20547 Email: rwillis@usaid.gov Phone: 202-567-4688

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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