Request for Applications (RFA)-Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ)

Deadline- March 23, 2012

Countries/Region- Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) for a five-year Cooperative Agreement titled “Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ)” Technical Assistance Project in Ethiopia to support the Ethiopian Ministry of Education’s (MOE’s) efforts in developing a nationwide reading and writing program that will reach the vast majority of Ethiopian primary students.

USAID has a heavy focus on providing technical expertise in international best practices of teaching reading and writing; expertise that is to be applied to a variety of Ethiopian languages in order to develop syllabi, curricula and materials for both students and teachers. This project will provide direction, support, technical leadership and administrative support to the MOE at both national and local levels. The authority for the RFA is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

The purpose of this Program Description is to obtain technical assistance and services proposals from qualified institutions for implementation of “Reading for Ethiopia‘s Achievement Developed (READ) Technical Assistance project in Ethiopia.The ETP states that English will be the medium of instruction for secondary and higher education and will be taught as a subject beginning from grade one. After the new ETP, a number of policy and strategy changes were made governing the planning, management and delivery of education services, including decentralization.


  • USAID policy encourages competition in the award of Grants and Cooperative Agreements. In response to this RFA, any U.S. or non-U.S. organization, non-profit, or for-profit entity is eligible to apply.
  • USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.
  • Applicants are encouraged to propose a cost share contribution under this program. Type of costs acceptable for cost share are consistent with 22 CFR 226, including overhead and/or indirect costs.
  • There are no additional minimum qualifications other than those described herein.

For more information, visit this link and search by funding opportunity number- RFA-663-12-000003


  1. This is new and good opportunity To participate and benefit our Academy children , Teachers ,and the community in solving part of the academy’s major problems. Our Academy is found in rural area Southern Ethiopia region Hossana Town. after reading all the procedures We will apply.

  2. Our project has intended to enhance the quality of education in the rural and mixed-farming areas of Oromia.Therefore,we feel that it can help as support the plan of your good office by extending our scope. thus we need your possible guidance on your requirement. Thank you!

  3. we an organization registered to work in northern kenya and southern ethiopia
    currently we working to address the education concern of the hard to reach pastoralist children in the stated can we get your assistance.

  4. abunu arega says:

    Really it is a good opportunity. I want to contribute in this project. would you mind to guide me how to apply please?

  5. abunu arega says:

    requesting for application form please.

  6. I Care for the Nation (ICN) says:

    It is a great opportunity to us & the children of our project. We focused for our project orphan children on their education, physical, moral & social development. Thank you we will apply it.