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Active Communities - Effective States (ACES)

USAID

Status:

Active

April 11, 2019

Posted:

Deadline: 

April 10, 2024

Funding

225000000

Program:

Award Floor:

Ceiling:

Match Required?

No

Eligibility

All

States:

Entity Types:

Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status) , Public & State controlled institutions of higher education

U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs) Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. private non-profit organizations may apply for funding under this APS. Foreign government-owned parastatal organizations from countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts are ineligible. U.S. and Non-U.S. For-Profit Organizations Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. private for-profit organizations may apply for funding under this APS. Foreign government-owned parastatal organizations from countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts are ineligible. Potential for-profit applicants should note that, pursuant to 22 CFR 226.81, the payment of fee/profit to the prime recipient under grants and cooperative agreements is prohibited. However, if a prime recipient has a subcontract with a for-profit organization for the acquisition of goods or services (i.e., if a buyer-seller relationship is created), fee/profit for the (subcontractor is authorized. U.S. and Non-U.S. Colleges and Universities Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities may apply for funding under this APS. USG and USAID regulations generally treat colleges and universities as NGOs, rather than governmental organizations; hence, both public and private colleges and universities are eligible. Non-U.S. colleges and universities in countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts are ineligible. Private Voluntary Organizations (PVO) A local or indigenous PVO, which by definition is a non-U.S. PVO operating in the same foreign country in which it is organized, is eligible to receive funding. Local PVOs are not required to register with USAID. In accordance with 2 CFR 203, a U.S. PVO and an “International PVO,” which by definition is a non-U.S. PVO that performs development work in one or more countries other than the country in which it is domiciled, must be registered with USAID to be eligible to receive funding. Public International Organizations (PIOs) PIOs are eligible to apply for funding under this APS. Please see Automated Directives Series (ADS) 308 for USAID policy on defining PIOs.

Contact

Email:

Phone:

Source Type:

Federal

Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Center for Democracy, Rights and Governance (DRG) announces the Active Communities - Effective States Annual Program Statement (known hereafter as ACES APS). The Agency will administer any resulting awards in accordance with Parts 200 and 700 of Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Standard Provisions for US/Non-US Organizations; as well as the additional requirements in this APS and any Rounds. Through the ACES APS, USAID announces its desire to engage in a diverse range of partnerships, including with new and underutilized development actors (namely local and locally established organizations) to expand and amplify the Agencys work in fostering the rule of law and greater accountability of public institutions to citizens and enhance citizen participation and access to services across sectors through activities that advance the USAID objective of supporting partner countries Journey to Self-Reliance. The ACES APS is not a Request for Applications (RFA) or a Request for Proposals (RFP). Rather, the ACES APS requests Concept Papers in response to Rounds published to this APS. Based on the review of those Concept Papers by a USAID team, USAID will determine whether to request a full Application from the successful applicant(s). To be competitive in a particular Round, applications must be fully responsive to all submission instructions under this APS as well as any additional instructions and review criteria detailed in the Round. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the concept papers and applications submitted under this APS and its respective Rounds. USAID also reserves the right to not conduct a co-creation phase and request full applications from successful Applicants at the Concept Paper stage. USAID is available to respond to questions from applicants about the process. For questions on specific Rounds, applicants must submit questions by email to the point of contact (POC) identified in the specific Round through which they are considering submitting a Concept Paper. As Rounds are issued, notifications will be posted on www.grants.gov. NOTE: There are three (3) Addenda currently opened under this APS; Addendum documents can be found under the "Related Documents" tab. APS: The ACES APS Amendment #1 document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. APS: The ACES APS Amendment #1 Q document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. APS: The ACES APS Amendment #2 document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. APS: The ACES APS Amendment #3 document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. APS: The ACES APS Amendment #4 document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. Addendum #1: The ACES APS Addendum #1 document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. Addendum #1: The ACES APS Addendum #1 Q document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. Addendum #2: The ACES APS Addendum #2 document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. Addendum #2: The ACES APS Addendum #2 Q document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. Addendum #3: The ACES APS Addendum #3 document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab. Addendum #3: The ACES APS Addendum #3 Q document has been uploaded under the "Related Documents" tab.

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