Notice of Funding Opportunity Number:
RFA-615-16-000001 Program Title:
Kenya Electoral Assistance Program (KEAP) 2017 Ladies/Gentlemen:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from
qualified U. S. and Non-U. S. organizations to fund a program entitled Kenya Electoral Assistance Program 2017 (KEAP 2017).
Please see Section C of this NFO for eligibility requirements.
Subject to the availability of funds an award will be made to that responsible applicant whose application best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity and the selection criteria contained herein.
While a single award is anticipated as a result of this notice of funding opportunity (NFO), USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.
For the purposes of this NFO the term "Grant" is synonymous with "Cooperative Agreement"; "Grantee" is synonymous with "Recipient"; and "Grant Officer" is synonymous with "Agreement Officer".
Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this funding opportunity thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and evaluation process.
To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in this NFO and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this NFO.
This funding opportunity is posted on www.grants.gov, and may be amended.
Potential applicants should regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this notice of funding opportunity.
Applicants will need to have available or download Adobe program to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the entire NFO has been received from the internet in its entirety and USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process.
If you have difficulty registering on www.grants.gov or accessing the NFO, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for technical assistance.
The successful Applicant will be responsible for ensuring the achievement of the program’s four components.
Please read each section of the NFO.
The application process will be performed in two phases.
There will be a written application phase and up to five successful applicants from this phase at the discretion of the Agreement Officer will be invited to present in person at USAID/Kenya and East Africa for the oral presentation phase.
Please send any questions to the point(s) of contact identified in Section D.
The deadline for questions is shown above.
Responses to questions received prior to the deadline will be furnished to all potential applicants through an amendment to this notice posted to www.grants.gov.
Issuance of this notice of funding opportunity does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the U. S. Government nor does it commit the U. S. Government to pay for any costs incurred in preparation or submission of comments/suggestions or an application.
Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant.
All preparation and submission costs including costs for the oral presentations are at the applicant’s expense.
Thank you for your interest in USAID programs.
Sincerely, Kathlyn Bryant Agreement Officer