The purpose of this APS is to solicit innovative concept papers from international and local organizations that can propose the best approach for blind and deaf inclusive education in Mali.
This will be done through a two steps application process consisting of:
(a) the submission of an initial
concept paper and then, (b) the submission of a full application, as detailed in Section II.
This APS will be open for a period of one year, with up to three (03) rounds, depending on funds availability.
Under this APS, USAID intends to award multiple grants and cooperative agreements ranging from $20,000 to $300,000 for a maximum period of performance of two years each.
At time of releasing this APS, the total amount available for funding the grants/cooperative agreements is $882,000 over a period of two years, of which $400,000 is available to cover the year 1. There will be a pre-application meeting with all interested local organizations on the date specified above to review the application requirements.
All interested organizations are required to send an email at least seven working days before the meeting with the name of the organization and names of the attendees and their contact information.
The solicitation will be amended to provide answers to all questions raised (in writing and at the meeting) for the general consideration of all interested parties.