Global Development Alliance


The Global Development Alliance (GDA) business model provides a framework for enabling public-private alliances (PPA's) to carry-out activities that promote international development objectives. Through the leveraging, sharing the cost of resources and pooled expertise, the PPA model seeks to achieve greater impact than individual entities working alone. For further information please visit

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency For International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The eligibility criteria for potential alliance partners is broad, and the following list of potential partners is for illustrative purposes: U.S. and non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. private businesses, foundations, business and trade associations, international organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities, U.S. cities and states, other U.S. Government agencies, civic groups, other donor governments, host country governments, regional organizations, host country parastals, individual and group philanthropies and funds etc. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) do not need to be registered as Private Voluntary Organizations to submit a proposal.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries are foreign governments, foreign public or private institutions or organizations, and/or the people of the developing world.
Applicants who have never received a grant from USAID may be required to provide additional documentation that will be requested by the Operating Unit issuing the grant.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants are encouraged to apply at individual USAID Missions and operating units. The GDA Secretariat staff is readily available to meet with prospective partner organizations and can assist organizations with points of contacts within USAID. The Secretariat may also provide feedback and comments on applicant concept papers. USAID encourages applicants to use the standard format that will be in the formal solicitation to be issued at
Award Procedure
Official notice of approved application is made by the Agreement Officer through the issuance of a Grant Award, Cooperative Agreement or a Leader with Associate Grant.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. The range for receiving a response is from 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Extensions to the PPA project period may be made if deemed appropriate by the Agreement Officer. Existing awards may be modified to include alliance components.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are authorized through grants, cooperative agreements, and Leader-with Associate Grants, to U.S. and non-U.S. for profit and not for profit organizations to carry out activities to enhance development objectives. Potential for-profit applicants should note that USAID policy prohibits the payment of fee/profit to recipients under assistance instruments. Potential partners should note that cash and in-kind contributions, including volunteered services qualify as cost-share or leveraging, however forgone profit does not qualify as cost-sharing or leveraging. The resource contribution of the partners must be at least as great as that requested of USAID to achieve a minimum 1:1 leverage ratio.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
In accordance with 22 CFR Part 226.53, grantees are to maintain accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants, cooperative agreements and leader with associate grants may be issued for up to a five-year period, and are generally funded on a 12-month basis. Support beyond the first year is contingent upon the availability of funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Jim Thompson, GDA Secretariat, 202-712- 4272, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC 20523. USAID Mission's contact information can be found at
Headquarters Office
Ricardo Willis
301 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20547 US
Phone: 202-567-4688
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19$17,095,000.00; FY 20 est $17,200,000.00; FY 21 FY 18$12,828,336.00; FY 16 FY 17 - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 FY 24 FY 19 FY 20 FY 21 est $3,500,000.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22$13,000,000.00; FY 23 est $15,000,000.00; FY 24 est $18,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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