USAID/DCHA/OFDA?s mandate is to save lives and reduce human suffering. In order to achieve this goal in Angola, USAID/DCHA/OFDA is seeking applications for small-scale, community based activities to be carried out in those provinces in Angola, which have experienced the highest return of previously displaced populations, namely the Planalto Region. These activities should be based on community needs as ascertained through dialogue and discussions with a broad range of community members. One or more partners may be selected to implement programs to support community recovery. Applications focusing on multi-sectoral interventions will be given preference.
The broad goals of this initiative are to increase access to preventative health care, clean water and dependable sanitation infrastructures within rural communities in Angola and to provide the resources required. Interventions will provide technical assistance, training and material inputs as needed, concentrating on sustainable improvements to community livelihoods and services. Concern for the environment, existing marketing systems, and functioning civil programs will be inherent in any programs funded and implemented, and each must be expected to have a positive impact on community resiliency over a 12 month period. The following are some specific activities USAID/DCHA/OFDA seeks to promote.
Sector 1: Health Activities
USAID/DCHA/OFDA will consider funding activities that ensure access to basic preventive medical care (immunizations, maternal child healthcare (MCH), sanitation and latrine campaigns in communes and villages). USAID/DCHA/OFDA believes that an effective program in this sector in Angola would address one or more of the following components:
? Build upon on-going public health programs by providing training to TBA (Traditional Birth Attendants), vaccination ?activists,? village pharmacists and sanitation workers under Village Health Committees linked to the Communal ?Centros de Saude? in returnee villages and communes.
? Baseline information, including morbidity and mortality rates
? Creation of databases to accompany government-approved health cards and appropriately track vaccinations so as to avoid duplication.
? Institutional strengthening, capacity building, training
? Support for training in national nutritional protocols and dissemination of nutritional data.
? Interventions emphasizing or including MCH activities.
? Interventions seeking the prevention of life threatening diseases, e.g. malaria, measles, polio, tuberculosis (TB), yellow fever, etc.
Sector 2: Water and Sanitation Activities
Access to clean water and sanitation systems is critical to the basic health and recovery of communities in Angola. USAID/DCHA/OFDA will consider supporting programs in water and sanitation that address one or more of the following components:
? Access to clean water and latrines in villages and communes to which the displaced populations are returning through the rehabilitation of existing water points and/or the construction of new water points, particularly hand-dug wells and spring boxes where appropriate.
? Hygiene education for the maximum number of beneficiaries.
? Access to the most vulnerable populations.
? Programs in areas where morbidity and mortality rates are highest and associated with chronic diarrhea and acute respiratory infection.
? Programs in areas where there are ongoing USAID/Angola or USAID/DCHA/OFDA health programs and where linkages can be established to ongoing, long-term programs, i.e. beyond emergency funding.
? Demonstrated working relationships with appropriate provincial authorities.
? Testing water quality for fecal coliforms and heavy metals.
? Strengthening of civil society through election of community water management committees.
? Health and hygiene information made available in schools and communities where the education of girls is an integral part of activities.
III. REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS
1. Duration: The grants for which applications are submitted should be implemented in 12 months.
2. Monitoring and Evaluation: Applications must include a general plan for monitoring and evaluating program progress, results and impact against stated objectives, which will be evaluated in accordance with section IX 2(e) of this APS. The plan must ensure that data on results are collected, issues are documented, reporting addresses activity and impact indicators and that all are reviewed at regular periods. The monitoring and evaluation plan and methodology must be consistent with the USAID/DCHA/OFDA ?Guidelines for Proposals and Reporting.? As much as possible, evaluations should be made available to the public, to encourage use of data and application of lessons learned.
3. Consultation and Coordination: All applications should contain a strong analysis of the potential impact of the program on communities, and applicants should demonstrate a willingness to work directly with identified leaders and practitioners within the local communities. Community participation in developing the activities presented in the application should be demonstrated.
4. Geographic Focus: USAID/DCHA/OFDA is seeking applications for small-scale, community based activities to be carried out in those provinces in Angola, which have experienced the highest return of previously displaced populations, namely the Planalto Region.
5. Technical Approach: Programs should be designed in a manner that supports sustainable improvements to livelihoods and builds local capacity. Inasmuch as possible, programs should be multi-sectoral in nature, using a holistic approach. Examples of sectors include health, agriculture/food security, water/sanitation, etc. Activities might include water/sanitation, preventative and maternal and child health programs and livelihood interventions (e.g., small infrastructure projects, small-scale economic rehabilitation activities). As noted above, applications focusing on multi-sectoral interventions will be given preference.
6. Proposed activities should address a demonstrated need of the beneficiary population that is within USAID/DCHA/OFDA?s mandate and contributes to the strategy detailed in this APS.
Who can apply:
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Eligible functional categories:
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