Non-Governmental Organization Strengthening (NGO)
The NGO Strengthening program aims to help local indigenous non-governmental organizations, networks, and intermediate service organizations become more efficient and effective in the delivery of development services.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency For International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
1. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements. Be registered as a PVO with USAID; Receive at least 20 percent of total annual financial support for its international programs from non-U.S. government sources; and 2. Current Matching Grants recipients are eligible.
Direct beneficiaries are foreign private institutions or organizations; indirect beneficiaries are the recipients of improved service delivery in developing countries.
Applicants must be registered as a PVO with USAID. In addition, they must provide a 30 percent match for the proposed program; the match may be a combination of cash and in-kind. At a minimum, half of the total required match must be in cash. The Applicant must demonstrate ability to raise the match proposed. Actual and/or expected sources and amounts of the cost-share amount must be stipulated; they must propose in an eligible country or countries; have an established track record (minimum of five years) in planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating overseas development programs and demonstrated experience in local NGO capacity buildings; and, have completed an external evaluation of its NGO capacity strengthening activities within the last three years, not to be confused with a financial audit. PVC cannot finance any of the following programs: Academic research-oriented endeavors; Construction or commodity procurement; or Activities not focused on development, such as short-term emergency relief activities. USAID encourages applications for development activities that focus on conflict prevention, mitigation or resolution programs; Inconsistent with the Establishment Clause.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications are submitted in response to a Requests for Applications synopsized in FedGrants and published on the USAID Web site (http://www.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/solicitation/). All applications must be submitted using the Standard Form 424. The RFA provides specific additional instructions regarding the contents of the narrative description of the activity, budget justification and other required information.
Official notice of approved application is made by the Agreement Officer through the issuance of a Cooperative Agreement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. The range is from 60 to 90 days.
Extensions to the project period may be made if deemed appropriate by the Agreement Officer.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Funds are authorized through cooperative agreements with U.S. private voluntary organizations to carry out activities to improve the capacities of local indigenous non-governmental organizations in developing countries.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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, which 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 ever 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
Cooperative agreements may be issued for 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
301 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20547 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$4,913,711.00; FY 19 est $5,000,000.00; FY 20 est $5,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects