The United States Agency for International Development Mission in Indonesia (USAID/Indonesia) has issued a call for proposals seeking concept notes at first stage from Indigenous (Indonesian) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as primer partner for a program aimed at improving the quality of Indonesia’s health system. The program is entitled as “Community Empowerment of People against Tuberculosis (CEPAT)”
Applications, however, may provide for partnering with experienced U.S and Non-U.S Organizations in a direct partnership or joint venture to provide capacity building of Indonesian Applicants.
Subject to the availability of funds, USAID/Indonesia intends to award up to three Cooperative Agreements to Indonesian NGOs for an estimated life of project of five years. The funding for all Agreements awarded as a result of this solicitation will collectively not exceed $12.0 million in total over the life of project for all three awards, with an anticipated funding of $4.0 million for each of the three individual awards.
Program Components and Objectives
The principal objective of CEPAT is to support the Indonesian National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) in “achieving universal access to quality and early tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment through community empowerment.” To do this, the project uses two components:
Component 1. Mobilize communities to support improved TB care. Improved TB care includes: better access to and quality of TB services, increased community knowledge of TB, improved health seeking behavior, and increased support to patients on treatment.
The types of activities which the Recipients are expected to use in implementing Component 1 are described below. Other activities may also be included to accomplish the project’s objectives.
- Patient Identification
- Patient Support
- Raising community awareness and knowledge
- Change Health Seeking Behavior
- Public watch role
- Document Best Practices
Component 2. Advocate for increased TB resources and improved TB services. Advocacy will support the efforts of the NTP and demand resources and improved services for TB patients and families.
The types of activities which the Recipients are expected to use in implementing Component 2 are described below. Other activities may also be included to accomplish the project’s objectives.
- Engagement of the provincial and district level health leaders
- Advocacy for increased resources for TB
- Improve local Legal and Regulatory Environment for TB
Last date for submission of concept notes is January 27, 2012
For more information and details, visit this link and search by Funding Opportunity Number RFA-497-11-000005.