U.S. Agency for International Development (Higher Education Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII) Annual Program Statement (APS)


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept papers from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) to work with USAID to advance strategic priorities and objectives and achieve sustainable development outcomes, results, and impact. This Annual Program Statement (APS) has the flexibility to award Cooperative Agreements, Grants, Fixed Amount Awards, and leader with Associate Awards. This APS is not supported by specific funding, and any funding for any USAID-HEI partnership proposed under this APS would have to be requested from the specific USAID Mission, Bureau, or Independent Office with which the prospective applicant seeks to collaborate and to which the Concept Paper will be submitted. USAID seeks to optimize its relationship with HEIs by identifying and promoting successful partnerships and collaboration models, and increasing USAID’s access to higher education technical resources. The purpose of this APS is to promote opportunities for leveraging HEI capabilities across USAID’s portfolio and its program cycle, and strengthen developing country HEI capabilities to respond to and solve critical development challenges.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Agency for International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Grant
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This APS requests Concept Papers from U.S. and non-U.S. higher education institutions. All concept papers and subsequent full applications, if requested, will be expected to feature an higher education institution as the lead implementer.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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
Michele Maximilien
Grants Specialist
Phone 202-567-5073
E-mail Address
Financial Information


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