APS-OAA-21-00001 Addendum Colombia

Working with the private sector towards Colombia’s economic recovery UNDER EXISTING GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT APS No:
APS-OAA-21-00001 This program is authorized in accordance

with Part 1 of the Foreign Assistance act of 1961, as amended.

Through this Addendum to the Global Development Alliance (GDA) Annual Program Statement (APS) APS No:
APS-OAA-21-00001 (the GDA APS), the U. S. Agency for International Development’s Mission in Colombia (USAID/Colombia) is making a special call for the submission of Concept Papers focused on catalyzing private sector investment for Colombia’s economic recovery through inclusive and sustainable development.

The specific objectives of this Addendum are to:
1) Contribute to Colombia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 through socially responsible, inclusive, environmentally conscious, and ethical business investment.

2) Expand value chains to markets in targeted geographies.

3) Expand job opportunities and job skills training among priority populations in targeted geographies.

Subject to funding availability, USAID/Colombia may allocate up to USD $5,000,000 to fund one or two GDAs with the private sector.

Funding for individual applications is anticipated to be in the range of USD $1,500,000 to $5,000,000 to be provided over a period of 4-5 years, depending on the approach of each individual application.

The resulting GDAs will complement the Mission’s new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and will contribute to USAID’s ability to achieve its development objectives in Colombia.

Priority will be placed on supporting the most promising and effective GDAs, as described in Section III “Evaluation Criteria” below.

Effective GDAs are partnerships that result in the sustainable and ongoing generation of valuable and enduring results over time, including after the period of performance with USAID has ended.

Any potential applicant sends an email to the USAID/Colombia GDA Colombia team at GDAColombia@usaid.gov to request a conversation to explore possible collaboration aimed at achieving the objectives of this addendum.

Any requests for conversations with USAID/Colombia under this addendum must be submitted via email at GDAColombia@usaid.gov from February 16, 2021 until April 30, 2021 at 5:00pm (Bogotá time).

Unless otherwise stated herein, all terms and conditions of the GDA APS No:
APS-OAA-21-00001 apply.

Link to GDA APS No.

Related Programs

USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Agency for International Development

Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Colombia USAID-Bogota

Estimated Funding: $5,000,000

Who's Eligible

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GDA APS No. APS-OAA-21-00001

Additional Information of Eligibility:
For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Applicants are limited to state and U. S. territory government agencies designated by their Governor (or the Mayor of the District of Columbia) to administer the JRJ Grant Program.

The states, territories, and the District of Columbia will make loan payments directly to the institutions holding loans on behalf of eligible beneficiaries.

Eligible allocations under JRJ are posted annually on the JRJ web page.

For the purposes of the JRJ Program, the beneficiaries that are eligible can be found on the JRJ webpage.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be eligible for FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding.

To become certified, the law enforcement agency must meet two mandatory conditions: (1) the agency’s use of force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws; and (2) the agency’s use of force policies prohibit chokeholds except in situations where use of deadly force is allowed by law.

The certification requirement also applies to law enforcement agencies receiving DOJ discretionary grant funding through a subaward.

For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO to access the Standards for Certification on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, Implementation Fact Sheet, and List of Designated Independent Credentialing Bodies.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

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