Donor: U.S. Mission to Rwanda
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: 72069624RFA00001-
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 29.05.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 4.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 4.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Disability
  • Education
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The overall objective of the Strengthening Equitable Education for the Deaf (SEED) Activity is to improve reading outcomes for pre-primary and lower primary school learners who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) by the end of Primary 3 (P3 or Grade 3) in Rwanda. This Activity seeks to achieve this objective through three intermediate (3) results:

  • Improve parental, community, and youth capacity to support Rwandan Sign Language (RSL) acquisition and literacy for learners who are deaf and hard of hearing;
  • Improve access to quality, relevant bilingual RSL (Rwandan Sign Language (RSL) to Kinyarwanda and English literacy) teaching methodologies to improve reading outcomes for pre-primary and lower primary learners who are deaf or hard of hearing; and
  • Strengthen national and decentralized Government of Rwanda (GOR) systems to better serve learners who are deaf or hard of hearing

2) Eligibility

The funding opportunity is unrestricted, open to any type of entity. Eligible applicants include organizations, institutions, and entities interested in contributing to the objectives of the SEED initiative.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Rwanda.

4) Budget

The total program funding available is $4,000,000, with both the award ceiling and floor set at $4,000,000. There is no cost-sharing or matching requirement for applicants.

5) Application

Interested entities can submit their applications by May 29, 2024. Detailed information about the application process, eligibility criteria, and program objectives can be found in the grant notice provided by USAID/Rwanda. For assistance or inquiries, applicants can contact Eriazel Bagabo, the A and A Specialist at USAID/Rwanda, at the provided phone number.

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