BHA Global APS for Humanitarian Capacity and System Strengthening

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Funding Opportunity ID:332976
Opportunity Number:720BHA21APS00001
Opportunity Title:BHA Global APS for Humanitarian Capacity and System Strengthening
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
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:This APS will support the following objectives: Humanitarian Coordination, Policy Enhancement and Strengthening International Humanitarian Systems Global Capacity and Leadership Development Humanitarian Innovation
CFDA Number(s):98.001
Eligible Applicants:Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:Under this APS, BHA will not accept applications from, or provide awards to individuals, parastatal organizations, public international organizations (PIOs) such as U.N. agencies, or other U.S. Government departments and agencies.
Agency Code:USAID
Agency Name:Agency for International Development
Posted Date:Apr 20, 2021
Close Date:Jun 02, 2021 The first round of applications will be closed on June 2, 2021. The Notice of Funding Opportunity will be open until amended to close.
Last Updated Date:Apr 20, 2021
Award Ceiling:$3,000,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$31,900,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is seeking applications for funding from qualified entities to implement programming and activities for Humanitarian Capacity and System Strengthening. BHA is soliciting applications to support programs that focus on improving policies, practice, and standards in humanitarian response through increased coordination among key stakeholders, technical and policy engagement with relevant global actors, innovative and effective approaches to delivering and financing humanitarian assistance, as well as for thematic and operational issues improving humanitarian response to affected populations. This also includes enhancing humanitarian actors’ ability to respond to humanitarian crises by developing tools and methodologies that contribute to greater understanding of key issues affecting people in crises and humanitarian actors responding to their needs. BHA expects successful applicants to work with BHA and other relevant stakeholders to make new policies, practices, tools, methodologies and innovations available to the wider humanitarian community, where appropriate. Activities are grouped by objective. For the first round of applications, BHA will consider applications focused on only one objective. Should an applicant wish to submit an application for more than one objective, the applicant must do so by submitting separate applications for each objective. Subject to the availability of funds, BHA intends to have more than one round of applications under this APS. BHA intends to award predominantly cooperative agreements, but reserves the right to award any other form of assistance agreement. For the first round of applications, BHA anticipates that the total amount of each award will not exceed $3 million over a two-year period of performance and interested applicants may submit applications for lesser amounts. BHA may amend this APS to increase the funding available for this APS, add or revise program objectives, and/or add additional rounds of applications. USAID will post amendments or addenda to the BHA website and Grants.gov (through which organizations may sign up to receive notifications of changes).
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