The primary focus of Grant Round 3 will be to fund grants that help expand basic eye health services to communities in need. USAID prioritizes gender equity. Serious gender gaps in access to eye health services must be addressed to ensure all children receive the quality eye care they need. Several key gaps outlined by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) include:

  • Culture
  • Limited Access
  • Economics
  • Geographic

Thematic Priorities

  • Promote High Quality and Comprehensive Child Eye Health Services
  • Create Effective Training Programs
  • Strengthen Infrastructure and Improve Equipment
  • Expand Outreach and Referral Programs
  • Expand and Treat Refractive Error
  • Establish and Strengthen Low Vision Services
  • Cross-cutting Priorities (all priorities must be addressed in proposals):
    • Identify and Address Gender Inequities and Inequalities in Eye Care
    • Follow a Continuum of Care (CoC) Approach
    • Develop Replicable, Scalable, and Sustainable Interventions
    • Address Additional Capacity Building Needs
    • Strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation Approaches
    • Utilize Best Practices in Pediatric Eye Health Services
  • Eligible Applicants:
    • This RFA is open to non-U.S. and U.S. NGOs, including USAID defined Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), the private sector, and any local entity organized under the laws of the recipient country.
    • All for-profit Applicants should note that, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.400(g), profit, which is any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs, is not an allowable cost for recipients of USAID assistance awards and cannot be part of the activity budget in any form.
  • All eligible Applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be registered in the proposed country(s) of operation with the relevant government entities to carry out the work proposed in the LOI, in accordance with local law. Exceptions may be granted only in cases where NGO registration is not required by local law.
    • Have sufficient staff and capacity, or the ability to hire additional staff to undertake proposed activities;
    • Possess the sound managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve the results of the project;
    • Possess a system of internal controls that safeguard assets and protect against fraud, waste, and conflicts of interest;
    • Be in good standing with all civil and fiscal authorities;
    • Possess financial accountability and maintain detailed records of all expenses;
    • Be willing to accept a pre-award inspection by USAID’s CBP team before the award is decided upon;
    • Be willing to sign applicable certifications;
    • Possess an active Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number prior to submitting a Full Application (Phase II);
    • Be registered through the System for Award Management (SAM) system prior to receiving an award from USAID’s CBP;
    • Not be found on Exclusion lists through (System for Award Management), Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List and Blocked Persons List; nor in the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1267 Sanctions List.
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