Rights for Persons Living with Disability (PLWD) Activity

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) NOFO Number:
72038821RFA00006 Issuance Date:
February 2, 2021 Questions due:
February 25, 2021, 1400 Bangladesh Time Application Deadline:
March 31, 2021, 1400 Bangladesh Time Subject:
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Number:

Addendum #8 to Locally Led Development (LLD), Annual Program Statement (APS) No.:
7200AA19APS00007 Program Title:
Rights for Persons Living with Disability (PLWD) Activity Dear Prospective Applicant:
The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID/Bangladesh) is seeking applications for a Fixed Amount Award (FAA) from eligible local organizations to fund an activity titled Rights for Persons Living with Disability (PLWD) Activity.

As detailed in Section-3 Minimum Requirements for Concept Paper Submissions of this NOFO, Eligibility for this award is restricted.

The authority for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Please be aware that this NOFO is non-traditional and contains three-phase process:
Phase 1:
Applicants will submit an Initial Application (Concept Paper), which will include a limited page concept paper.

Based on USAID's evaluation of the Initial Applications, only the top-rated applicants will be invited to participate in Phase 2. Phase 2:
Selected applicants from Phase I will be invited to participate in oral presentations of their proposed technical approach in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Phase 3:
Applicant(s), whose initial application best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity based on the selection criteria contained herein, will be selected to co-develop with USAID/Bangladesh a program description, which will be incorporated into the resulting Agreement.

USAID will review the final application (program description and accompanying cost application) and grade it as acceptable or not acceptable.

The result of this NOFO is expected to be one (1) award, although USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.

For purposes of this NOFO, the term "Grant" is synonymous with "Cooperative Agreement", "Grantee" is synonymous with "Recipient", and " Grant Officer" is synonymous with "Agreement Officer".

Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this funding opportunity thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and evaluation process.

To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in this NOFO and meet eligibility standards detailed in this NOFO.

This funding opportunity is posted on www.grants.gov and may be amended.

Potential applicants should regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this notice of funding opportunity.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the entire NOFO has been received from the internet in its entirety and USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process.

If you have difficulty registering on www.grants.gov or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at support@grants.gov for technical assistance.

The successful Applicant will be responsible for ensuring the achievement of the program objectives.

Please read each section of the NOFO.

Please send any questions to the point(s) of contact identified in Section 5:
Concept Paper Format and Submission Instructions.

The deadline for questions is shown above.

Responses to appropriate questions received prior to the deadline will be furnished to all potential applicants through an amendment to this NOFO posted in www.grants.gov.

While for-profit firms may participate, pursuant to 2 CFR 70 0. 1. (A).

(1), it is USAID policy not to award profit under assistance instruments such as FAA agreement.

However, all reasonable, allocable, and allowable expenses, both direct and indirect, which are related to the grant program and are in accordance with applicable cost standards (2 CFR 230, OMB Circular A-122 for non-profit organizations, OMB Circular A-21 for universities, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31 for-profit organizations), may be paid under the FAA agreement.

Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically via e-mail to the given address under Section 5:
Concept Paper Format and Submission Instructions.

USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process associated with electronic submissions via e-mail.

Issuance of this NOFO does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government nor does it commit the Government to pay for any costs incurred in preparation or submission of comments/suggestions or an application.

Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant.

All preparation and submission costs are at the applicant's expense.

Award will be made to the responsible applicant whose application best meets the requirements of this NOFO and the merit review criteria contained herein.

Thank you for your interest in USAID’s programs.

Sincerely, Ananciata Muyama Agreement Officer USAID/Bangladesh
Related Programs

USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Agency for International Development

Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Bangladesh USAID-Dhaka

Estimated Funding: $1,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants:1.

Must be local actors in Bangladesh.

When determining if an entity is a “local actor” for the purposes of this APS, USAID will consider:a.

Whether the entity is legally organized under the laws of Bangladesh;b.

Whether the entity has its principal place of business or operations in Bangladesh;c.

Whether the entity is majority owned and controlled by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Bangladesh;d.

Whether the entity is managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Bangladesh; ande.

Whether the entity has projects, offices, and/or registration in other countries, and whether key management decisions are taken by the office located in Bangladesh or elsewhere.2.

Cannot have received more than $5 million in direct funding from USAID in the past five years.


Cannot be a U.S.-based organization.

U.S.-based organizations are not eligible as prime awardees under this APS.

However, U.S.-based organizations will be eligible as sub-awardees under this APS.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Agency Email Description:
Mutaher M. Hussain

Agency Email:

Date Posted:

Application Due Date:

Archive Date:

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