USAID Funding: LEAP Local Program- Apply Now

USAID Funding: LEAP Local Program- Apply Now
USAID Funding: LEAP Local Program- Apply Now

USAID Funding: LEAP Local Program- Apply Now. Applications are now open and interested individuals can now apply for this program.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Long-term Exceptional technical Assistance Project (LEAP) Local program.

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Within the scope of the LEAP project, the Recipient(s) will strengthen national infectious disease programs and other health priorities by empowering host governments to lead and manage key aspects of their infectious disease portfolios as well as improve coordination between infectious disease program stakeholders involved in the country and the host government.

LEAP will facilitate a linkage between local technical expertise and a recognized human resource gap within the infectious disease portfolios at a variety of national health entities. By targeting local entities to provide expertise as the prime partner under the proposed assistance awards, solutions will be locally driven with local priorities being central to an inclusive country-driven programming approach.


Furthermore, the technical assistance provider will be able to engage in a meaningful, culturally appropriate, local solution driven and technically sound approach that permits continuous direct mentoring and quality improvements within the Ministry of Health and other national health entities.


USAID Funding: LEAP Local Program-  Objectives

LEAP-Local aims to strengthen MOH systems and structures through a deliberate, longterm, provision of high-quality senior level infectious disease (ID) and other health technical experts who will help guide, strengthen, and enhance the national infectious disease programs. LEAP-Local aims to build efficient, effective, and self-reliant infectious disease and other health programs at the MOH or national health entity. Inherent in LEAP-Local’s design is capacity building and mentorship where experts embedded at national infectious disease programs will strengthen key aspects of the health portfolios, including improving coordination between disease program stakeholders involved in the country and the host government and improving quality of overall health programming. LEAP-Local will contribute to the following objectives:


  •     Increase the capacity of the MOH or national health entity infectious disease and health programs to build an efficient, effective, and self-reliant system.
  •     Improve programming that will strengthen the overall quality of infectious disease and health services for the entire population.
  •     Improve coordination between infectious disease and health program stakeholders involved in the country including USAID.
USAID Funding: LEAP Local Program- Apply Now
USAID Funding: LEAP Local Program- Apply Now


Funding Information


Subject to availability of funds, USAID intends to award up to three (3) Cooperative Agreements (CA) based on this funding opportunity. Each award will encompass multiple countries within the geographic regions and corresponding amounts listed below:

  •         Africa – up to $17,000,000.00
  •         Asia, Eurasia, and Central Asia – up to $20,0000,000.00
  •     The anticipated period of performance for each award is five years.


Geographic Focus


For LEAP Local, USAID anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement per region as listed below. Accordingly, each proposal must be multi-country focused only on the countries corresponding to one of these three regions and a successful applicant will be able to work across multiple countries in a region.


Africa, comprised of the following countries: Democratic Republic of Congo* Ethiopia*, Kenya*, Malawi*, Mozambique*, Nigeria*, South Africa*, Tanzania*, Uganda*, Zambia*, Zimbabwe*, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, eSwatini, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Madagascar, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan.

Asia, comprised of the following countries: Afghanistan*, Bangladesh*, Burma*, Cambodia*, India*, Indonesia*, Pakistan*, Philippines*, Vietnam*, Nepal

Eurasia and Central Asia, comprised of the following countries: Kyrgyz Republic*, Tajikistan*, Ukraine*, Uzbekistan*, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova.


Note: BOLD* signifies USAID TB Priority Countries. It is not necessary that applicants work in all countries listed or only countries listed.


Eligibility Criteria


  •     Eligibility is restricted to Non-U.S. local organizations.
  •     Only local organizations as defined below are eligible for the award. USAID defines a “local entity” as an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that:
  •         Is legally organized under the laws of; and
  •         Has as its principal place of business or operations in; and
  •         Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of; and
  •         Is managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country receiving assistance:
  •     For purposes of this section, ‘majority owned’ and ‘managed by’ include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization’s managers or a majority of the organization’s governing body by any means.
  •     USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.


Deadline: 29-Sep-22


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