The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Microbicide 2021 Introduction and Access Project.
USAID’s Microbicide Program aims to bridge gaps and reduce barriers among R&D, regulatory approval, introduction, access, and scale-up of close-to-market products through program research and country engagement activities that identify and address obstacles, gaps, and bottlenecks that delay timely access to new prevention technologies and their resulting impact.
The Objective of the Microbicide 2021 Introduction and Access Project is to ensure that women can prevent HIV acquisition by accelerating the introduction and scale-up of biomedical products for HIV prevention, especially those products that are new or for which regulatory approval is imminent, and to expedite their availability, acceptance, uptake, and impact in PEPFAR programs.
- USAID intends to provide up to $85 million in total USAID funding over a five-year period.
- Eligibility for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is not restricted.
- This NOFO is issued worldwide as a public notice to ensure that all interested and qualified organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding.
- The anticipated Cooperative Agreement will be fully competed and competition is unrestricted.
- U.S. and non-US organizations, non-profit, or for-profit entities may participate under this NOFO.
- Faith-based and community organizations are eligible to apply.
- Each Recipient must be a responsible entity.
- USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously worked with the Agency.
- Eligible Applicants include the following:
- Non-Governmental Organizations – Qualified and registered U.S. and non-U.S. private nonprofit organizations may apply for USAID funding under this NOFO. Foreign government-owned parastatal organizations from countries those are ineligible for assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) or related appropriations acts are ineligible for award.
- For-Profit Organizations – Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. for-profit organizations may apply for USAID funding under this NOFO.
- 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, that is not already registered with USAID is eligible to receive funding, however, such organizations are encouraged to consider registration.
- New Partners – USAID encourages applications from new partners.
- Local Organizations and Sub-Agreements – Local organizations (lead host-country investigators or institutions) may enter into sub-agreements with technical assistance providers locally or based in other countries including the United States.
- Colleges and Universities – Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities may apply for funding under this NOFO.
For more information, visit USAID.