FY 2013 American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program


USAID is inviting applications from U.S. organizations (USOs) that sponsor overseas institutions (OSIs) engaged in the following activities: (1) providing foreign nationals the benefits of American ideals and practices in education and medicine; and (2) serving as effective demonstration and study centers that foster interchange, mutual understanding, and favorable relations with the United States. For the purpose of this APS, USAID is soliciting applications outlining how the applicant proposes to further the mission of creating or enhancing educational and medical demonstration centers, study centers, or research facilities to showcase American values, principles, innovation, and ingenuity. Specifically, USAID is looking to support OSIs that are founded and/or sponsored by U.S. organizations such as: (1) secondary schools that provide academic and vocational training; (2) undergraduate institutions with programs in liberal arts, medicine, nursing, agriculture, and the sciences; (3) graduate institutions that provide specialized training and research opportunities to future national and international leaders in health sciences, physical sciences, and other professional areas; (4) libraries and centers of excellence that provide open access to information and encourage its use in decision-making; and (5) hospital centers that prepare leaders in the profession, influence standards, and provide facility- and community-based health care, medical training, and research. ASHA funds will be used for: (a) the procurement of commodities (equipment, furnishings, and other non-expendable items) and/or (b) capital improvements. Capital improvement activities are broadly expressed as the construction of a permanent structure or structural improvement or the renovation/rehabilitation of existing facilities. Procurement of commodities may include such items as library materials, specialized medical and research technology, and education equipment and furnishings. USAID will not fund the costs of the USO. Applicants (USOs) are expected to fund direct operational costs and indirect costs from other sources and must demonstrate that they have the capacity to continue to support their planned project without further USAID support. USAID will fund program support costs of OSIs, but this is primarily limited to the cost of required audits.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/21/2012 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Agency for International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Grant
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
USAID/DCHA/ASHA would greatly appreciate receiving consolidated comments on this draft APS. ASHA will provide a consolidated response to comments and inquiries on the draft materials with the finalized APS. The comment period will be 14 days from the
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Kerrin Goodspeed
Phone 202-712-0510
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $1.00 to $2,000,000.00


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