Advancing Higher Education for Afghanistans Development
Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), Public & State controlled institutions of higher education
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this Annual Program Statement (APS) pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, as amended. The Agency will administer any resulting awards in accordance with ADS 303, 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. The USAID Mission in Afghanistan (USAID/Afghanistan) is pleased to announce this Advancing Higher Education for Afghanistans Development (AHEAD) APS. Through this APS, USAID/Afghanistan announces its desire, through addendum posted to the APS, to fund one or multiple awards to test, adopt, and scale creative or innovative solutions to meet development challenges in the area of higher education. The AHEAD APS is not a Request for Applications (RFA). The APS requests Concept Notes in response to addendum published to this APS. Based on the review of those concept notes led by a USAID team and potential participation in a co-creation process, USAID will determine whether to request a full application from an appropriate partner(s). USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the concept notes and applications submitted under this APS and its respective addendum. USAID also reserves the right to not conduct a co-creation phase and request full applications from successful Applicants at the Concept Paper stage. Amendment #01 added on Dec. 22, 2019 The purposes of this Amendment #01 are: 1) to correct the typo on the Closing Date on the cover page of the APS; 2) to revise Eligibility section of the APS and Addendum 01; and 3) to provide USAID responses to all questions received from prospective applicants.