USAID: Supporting People with Disability and Strengthening the Capacity of Disabled People’s Organization!

Deadline: 2 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development-Uganda (USAID/Uganda) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and Non U.S. organisations to propose innovative and effective approaches that increase the participation of people with disability (PWD) in USAID activities and strengthen the capacity of Disabled People’s Organization (DPO’s).

Areas of Interest

USAID seeks applications for projects that integrate people with disabilities in USAID Mission programs and strengthen the capacity and leadership of DPOs. Activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture and food security;
  • Democracy, human rights & governance;
  • Economic growth and trade; education;
  • Environment and global climate change;
  • Sports;
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Capacity building programs for DPOs may include organizational capacity, advocacy efforts, cross-disability coalition building, coordination, and leadership and training.

Areas for Disability Funding Support

  • Increase participation of people with disabilities in new or existing USAID programs
  • Strengthen and Support Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs)

Grant Information

Subject to availability of funds, USAID intends to provide $6 million, for grants in two categories below in total estimated cost over one to three years to support these activities.

  • Small fund programs ranging from $20,000 to $300,000
  • Large fund programs ranging from $300,000 to $600,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications should be from qualified U.S. or non-U.S. entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.
  • Local DPOs are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Mainstream (non-DPO) organizations applying for funds must include in their application letter(s) of signed support from local DPOs they intend to partner with for the purpose of the project.
  • Partners new to USAID may submit applications.
  • USAID will not accept applications from individuals. All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law. PIOs are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Expanding Participation of People with Disability.

Comments

  1. Hi Deepika,

    Really nice to see your post. Deepika i am victim of Boom Blast and currently running a small DPO. We have a lot of work to do for PWDs but don’t have expertise in proposal writing. Required your help in this regards

    Stay Safe

    Hussain

    • Deepika Singh says:

      Hi Hussain,

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  2. Hello,
    I would like to know if this call for proposal is eligible for Uganda only.

    Thank you!
    Swe

    • Deepika Singh says:

      Hi Swe Swe,

      Applications for the grant program should be sent from qualified U.S. or non-U.S. entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.

      Please visit link provided at the end of the post to know further details about eligible countries for the grant program.

      Thank You!

  3. Lenie Hoegen Dijkhof says:

    Dear Deepika,

    Tu USAID ‘Expanding Participation of Disable People’ call for proposals is apparently for Uganda only. I enquired with the contactperson given on the site. Just sharing the information.

    Greetings from Ouagadougou,

  4. Fana N Hurube says:

    I like what you guys are doing lets support the disable people. i wish was there