Deadline: 7 March 2016
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Regional Contracting Office in Kyiv, Ukraine is seeking applications from qualified U.S. or Non-U.S. non-profit or for-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other qualified non USG organizations for funding an activity entitled “Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency” (DOBRE).
DOBRE will serve as USAID’s new flagship local government activity to provide comprehensive assistance to communities, primarily targeting local self-government bodies, but also involving local civil society and local businesses to work with local government to develop their communities.
The purpose of the Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency Activity is to strengthen local governance to deepen democracy, improve conditions for development of communities and promote stability.
There is a two-part objective to DOBRE
- Local Governments Effectively Manage Resources and services that respond to community priorities
- Improved citizen engagement and oversight in local governance.
Grant Information: USAID intends to provide $50,000,000 in total USAID funding over a 5-year period.
The following types of entities are eligible to apply for funding:
- U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
- U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Profit Organizations
- U.S. and Non-U.S. For-Profit Organizations
- U.S. and Non-U.S. Colleges and Universities: USAID generally treats colleges and universities as NGOs, rather than governmental organizations; hence, both public and private colleges and universities are eligible, except public colleges and universities in countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts.
- Public International Organizations (PIOs)
- Registration as a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)
- New Partners: USAID encourages applications from new partners that have not previously received USG funding. However, resultant awards to these organizations may be delayed because USAID generally must conduct pre-award surveys of these organizations in order to make a risk assessment decision
- Number of Applications that May be Submitted
- Cost Sharing: These cost sharing requirements can ensure that the project establishes adequate alternate sources of funding, as well as give the applicant a financial stake in the success of the program.
- Third Country Participant Training: Third-country training must not take place in countries that are:
- considered unfriendly by the U.S. Department of State and to which travel by U.S. citizens is prohibited;
- Identified as terrorist countries by the Department of State.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can send their complete applications electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency.