Alliances for Analysis and Communication (AA&C) Activity

USAID’s Alliances for Analysis and Communication (AA&C) Activity seeks to support civil society efforts to collect, analyze, and disseminate data relating to justice sector performance.

In addition, it seeks to increase the participation of local actors in the oversight and analysis

of justice sector performance that will ultimately hold justice sector institutions accountable to target audiences, such as the private sector, academia, media, and the general public.

Justice sector institutions in Mexico have traditionally not been very accessible outside of the legal profession.

Civil society has strived to fill information gaps with its own analyses and research, routinely pointing to specific shortcomings and deficiencies in the system.

While local organizations have shown expertise in conducting analyses of justice sector performance, the relevance of this information often dissipates quickly from public discourse largely due to a lack of understanding by key sectors of the population.

Crucially, they often miss specific audiences and individuals who can make a difference in terms of policy development, outreach and political influence.

This limits the effectiveness of civil society organizations in providing oversight of government institutions.

Related Programs

USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Agency for International Development

Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Mexico USAID-Mexico City

Estimated Funding: $2,500,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Announcement Link is located at the top of the page.

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Only a Mexican local entity may apply.

The definition of “local entity” means a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that: (1) Is legally organized under the laws of; (2) Has as its principal place of business or operations in; (3) Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of; and (4) Is managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country receiving assistance.

For purposes of this section, ‘majority-owned’ and ‘managed by’ include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization's managers or a majority of the organization's governing body by any means.

Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U. S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.

The recipient must be a responsible entity.

For organizations new to USAID, the successful applicant will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment - a Non-U. S. Organization Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS):

While partners who have previously worked with USAID are encouraged to apply, USAID in particular encourages applications from potential new partners.

Participation of Faith-Based and Community Organizations In accordance with Executive Order 13279, Equal Protection for the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and 22 CFR 205, Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs, these organizations are eligible to participate in USAID programs as long as they carry out eligible activities in accordance with all program requirements and other applicable requirements governing the conduct of USAID-funded activities, including those prohibiting the use of direct financial assistance from USAID to engage in inherently religious activities (see 22 CFR 205.1(f)).

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