Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

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


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Other
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Agency for International Development (USAID) encourages the submission of new and innovative ideas consistent with and contributing to the accomplishment of USAID’s objectives. Such opportunities are routinely announced through broad Agency announcements or specific Requests for Proposals (RFPs). When new or innovative ideas do not fall under topic areas publicized through those techniques, offerors may consider submitting them as unsolicited proposals. Note that the criteria for unsolicited proposals are quite stringent.

An unsolicited proposal is a written proposal for a new or innovative idea that is submitted on the initiative of the offeror for the purpose of obtaining a contract with the Government, and that is not in response to a request for proposals or any other Government-initiated solicitation or program. A valid unsolicited proposal must (1) be innovative and unique; (2) be independently originated and developed by the offeror; (3) be prepared without Government supervision, endorsement, direction, or direct Government involvement; (4) include sufficient detail to permit a determination that USAID support could be worthwhile and the proposed work could benefit USAID’s research and development or other responsibilities; (5) not be an advance proposal for a known USAID requirement that can be acquired by competitive methods; and (6) unsolicited proposals in response to a publicized general statement of Agency needs are considered to be independently originated.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisations and businesses are eligible.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide where USAID operates.

4) Budget

Grant amounts depend on the project submitted and there are no minimum and maximum amounts.

5) Application Procedure

Technical information need to include: (1) concise title and abstract (approximately 200 words) of the proposed effort; (2) reasonably complete discussion stating the objectives of the effort or activity, the method of approach and extent of effort to be employed, the nature and extent of the anticipated results, and the manner in which the work will help to support accomplishment of USAID’s mission; (3) names and biographical information on the offeror’s key personnel who would be involved, including alternates; and (4) type of support needed from USAID; e.g., facilities, equipment, materials, or personnel resources. There are no deadlines.

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