Donor: Cambodia USAID-Phnom Penh
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: 72044224RFA00004
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 06.08.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 2.500.000$
Total available budget: 3.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 3.000.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The long-term purpose of the BEST activity is to improve learning outcomes and necessary skills of students, particularly the most marginalized groups so that they remain in primary schools and effectively transition to lower secondary education. The overarching objective of BEST is to introduce the most cost-effective education solution to improve Khmer literacy and “Read-to-
Learn” abilities among grade 4 students.

Specific objectives are:
1) To revise core textbook for Khmer grade 4 and develop cost-effective and practical literacy packages for grade 4;
2) To improve teachers’ competencies in teaching literacy in target primary schools; and
3) To produce and disseminate evidence that supports the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s efforts to scale-up successful practices.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are restricted to local organizations.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Cambodia.

4) Budget

The estimated total program funding for the BEST Activity is $3,000,000, with individual awards ranging from $2,500,000 to $3,000,000. There is no cost-sharing or matching requirement for this funding.

5) Application

The original and current closing date for applications is August 6, 2024. Interested applicants should submit their applications electronically. For any difficulties accessing the full announcement or for additional information, applicants can contact Honey Sokry at hsokry@usaid.gov or phone 855-23728345.

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