USAID Cambodia Integrated Early Childhood Development Activity


Funding Opportunity ID: 323082
Opportunity Number: 72044220RFA00001
Opportunity Title: USAID Cambodia Integrated Early Childhood Development Activity
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Food and Nutrition
Category Explanation:
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:
Agency Code: USAID-CAM
Agency Name: Agency for International Development
Cambodia USAID-Phnom Penh
Posted Date: Dec 16, 2019
Close Date: Jan 17, 2020
Last Updated Date: Dec 16, 2019
Award Ceiling: $15,000,000
Award Floor: $10,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The purpose of this Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) activity is to support children to thrive and reach their full developmental potential by promoting nurturing care for the most vulnerable newborns and young children, starting from before birth. Early childhood development (ECD) is the outcome that nurturing care interventions aim to optimize. Nurturing care by parents and other caregivers ensures children’s good health and nutrition, protects them from threats, and gives young children opportunities for early learning, through interactions that are emotionally supportive and responsive. The IECD activity will specifically address stunting through a multi-sectoral approach that strengthens nutrition service delivery at health facilities and in communities; supports nutrition sensitive agriculture; improves water, sanitation and hygiene practices among caregivers; and promotes responsive caregiving to help children meet critical cognitive, linguistic, socio-emotional, and physical developmental milestones. Focus will be on the early childhood years, with an emphasis on the first 1,000 days for more intensive nutrition, psychosocial, and physical stimulation interventions. This IECD activity will support assessments of child development to enable the early identification of and interventions for children with developmental delays and/or at-risk for impairments and disabilities. It will address the limited access to programs and services for these individuals, as they may require more support.
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