The United States Agency for International Development is announcing the Year 4 New Partnerships Initiative (NPI)/Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP).
Through this Annual Program Statement (APS), USAID announces its desire to engage new, nontraditional, and local partners to expand
and amplify the Agency’s work, particularly in contexts at the risk of, or recovering from, conflict or violence.
The overall goal of NPI is to help the Agency partner with new, nontraditional, and local actors to advance their development goals—while elevating the quality of our partnerships through strengthened accountability,capacity, and local leadership.
This APS is designed to specific Administration and Agency priorities and criteria for new, nontraditional, and local partners.
Individual USAID Missions or Bureaus (also known together as Operating Units) will then request Concept Papers via Addenda as the first step in a three-stepprocess that could result in USAID funding for an idea.
Interested organizations should read this entire APS, as well as any Addenda, and follow the instructions for submitting a Concept Paper.
Applicants should not submit Concept Papers in response to this umbrella APS, but only to Addenda published to this APS.
USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the Concept Papers submitted under this APS.
USAID is available to respond to questions from Applicants about the process.
Applicants should submit questions by email to the point of contact (POC) identified in the specific Addendum through which they are submitting an application.
Applicants should send general questions about the below information by email to Ms. Natalie Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Ms. Jaclyn Humphrey at email@example.com.Partnerships developed under NPI/CPRP are expected to contribute to objectives connected to preventing and recovering from conflict, as defined in specific Addenda.
USAID Missions or Bureaus (“Operating Units”) that issue Addenda have broad latitude under this program to define “prevention” and “recovery” objectives related to their specific contexts, and should not be constrained by language or illustrative approaches described in this document.
Operating Units may solicit, and Applicants may propose, under this APS, work in sectors such as health, education, or livelihoods that are addressing prevention or conflict.However, for the purposes of establishing a common understanding, Operating Units and Applicants should view “prevention” as an umbrella term that includes the prevention of violence and conflict and approaches to mitigate them, defined by an inter-agency U. S. Government working group, as follows:
efforts designed to disrupt likely pathways to escalating violence, including by enhancing or creating the capacity and will among local actors to constructively manage conflict.
“Primary prevention” occurs before significant violence emerges (above normal levels).
“Secondary prevention” involves preventing the escalation or spread of significant emergent violence before it becomes large-scale or widespread.
Similarly, conflict mitigation encompasses efforts designed to halt the escalation and spread of existing large-scale violence, including by enhancing or creating capacity and will among local actors to protect civilians and create and engage inpeacebuilding processes.
“Recovery” can also take many forms, but generally encompasses those efforts designed to respond to shocks including new or challenging disease burdens, rebuild livelihoods, reestablish citizen security, restore trust in institutions, seek accountability for perpetrators of violence, and help societies move past periods of violence or instability.
Current responses to COVID-19 would also qualify for this program.This NPI/CPRP APS provides the broad framework for USAID’s interest in supporting partner-driven solutions, diversifying the partner base, and leveraging private sector development resources.
This umbrella funding opportunity establishes the overall purpose, criteria, process, and rationale under which the Agency’s Operating Units will issue specific and to-be-determined requirements (referred to as Addenda).
This NPI/CPRP APS describes the process through which organizations can work with USAID to achieve sustainable development outcomes, results, and impact.
This APS itself is *not* a request for concepts.
USAID is under no obligation to review general concepts submitted under this overall program statement, or to provide feedback on such submissions.
USAID will *only* accept applications for awards under the NPI/CPRP based on specific guidance provided through separate Addenda, issued by USAID Missions, Bureaus, or Independent Offices (B/IO) under this overall NPI/CPRP frame.
USAID will express specific programmatic and geographic priorities through individualAddenda, issued on an as-needed basis, which reflect the particular programmatic or geographic focus of a USAID Mission, or B/IO.
This approach will ensure that specific Addenda reflect the objectives and nuances of each unique environment, and that USAID Missions or B/IOs are in a position to review and issue awards for those applications (with assistance from USAID Washington when necessary).