Armenia Civics for Engagement activity

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Funding Opportunity ID:334697
Opportunity Number:72011121RFA00002
Opportunity Title:Armenia Civics for Engagement activity
Opportunity Category:Earmark
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:Education/Democracy and Governance
CFDA Number(s):98.001
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligibility for this NOFO is restricted to local organizations and locally established partners (LEPs). Only local organizations and locally established partners as defined below are eligible for award. Local Entity: USAID defines a “local entity” as an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that: (1) Is legally organized under the laws of Armenia; and (2) Has as its principal place of business or operations in Armenia; and (3) Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Armenia; and (4) Is managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country (Armenia) receiving assistance. For purposes of this section, ‘majority owned’ and ‘managed by’ include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization's managers or a majority of the organization's governing body by any means. Locally Established Partners (LEPs): A U.S. or international organization that works through locally-led operations and programming models. LEPs: • Have maintained continuous operations in-country for at least five years and materially demonstrate a long-term presence in a country through adherence or alignment to the following: – Local staff should comprise at least 50% of office personnel, – Maintenance of a dedicated local office, – Registration with the appropriate local authorities, – A local bank account, and – A portfolio of locally-implemented programs. ● Have demonstrated links to the local community, including: – If the organization has a governing body or board of directors, then it must include a majority of local citizens; – A letter of support from a local organization to attest to its work; and – Other criteria that an organization proposes to demonstrate its local roots. USAID welcomes applications from local organizations and LEPs that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. Faith-based local or locally established organizations are eligible to apply for federal financial assistance on the same basis as any other local organization and are subject to the protections and requirements of Federal law. This eligibility requirements are restricted only to the principal/prime applicant but not to the subawardee(s). For example, prime local organizations or LEPs may have U.S. or other non-US organizations as sub-awardees.
Agency Code:USAID-ARM
Agency Name:Agency for International Development
Armenia USAID-Yerevan
Posted Date:Jul 13, 2021
Close Date:Aug 31, 2021 17:00, Yerevan Time
Last Updated Date:Jul 13, 2021
Award Ceiling:$5,000,000
Award Floor:$5,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:6
Description:The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Armenia Civics for Engagement activity. Eligibility for this NOFO is restricted to local organizations and locally established partners as stated in Section C of this NOFO. USAID intends to make an award to the applicant(s) who best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity based on the merit review criteria described in this NOFO subject to a risk assessment (See Section E: Application Review Information). Eligible parties interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and selection process. To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in this NOFO and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this NOFO. This funding opportunity is posted on www.grants.gov and may be amended. It is the responsibility of the applicant to regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this notice of funding opportunity and to ensure that the NOFO has been received from the internet in its entirety. USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process. If you have difficulty registering on www.grants.gov or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at [email protected] for technical assistance. USAID may not award to an applicant unless the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity identifier and System for Award Management (SAM) requirements detailed in Section D.6.g. The registration process may take many weeks to complete. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to begin registration early in the process. Please send any questions to the point(s) of contact identified in Section D. The deadline for questions is shown above. Responses to questions received prior to the deadline will be furnished to all potential applicants through an amendment to this notice posted to www.grants.gov. Issuance of this notice of funding opportunity does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government nor does it commit the Government to pay for any costs incurred in preparation or submission of comments/suggestions or an application. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant. All preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.
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