With this grants notice, USAID/India announces its desire to engage in new — or to expand existing — public and private sector partnerships for India in priority areas defined by the Government of India (GOI) and the United States Government. The IPP supports testing, adoption and scaling of creative or innovative solutions to meet development challenges in the following areas:
- food security
- clean energy
- gender equality
- female empowerment
- maternal and child health
- prevention and treatment of infectious diseases
- affordable health care
- water and sanitation access
- early grade reading
- promotion of clean and renewable energy
- food security
- triangular cooperation
- financial inclusion
This program has an award floor of $1,000,000, and an award ceiling of $20,000,000.
The current closing date for applications is March 31, 2017.
To be eligible, all Implementing Partners must be legally registered entities under applicable law and eligible under the relevant laws to receive funding from a foreign source. Individuals are not eligible to be Implementing Partners, although they may be Resource Partners. USAID/India encourages applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. Applicants must comply with applicable local laws, including taxation. For Indian organizations that receive USAID/India funding, it may be necessary to obtain GOI approval in accordance with the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) prior to receiving funds. USAID/India advises prospective applicants to consult local counsel on these issues in the Concept Paper phase. While this APS is open to worldwide competition, USAID/India is particularly interested in working with the Indian private sector, including non-traditional development partners such as private businesses, business and trade associations, foundations, and financial institutions, in addition to traditional non-profit NGOs and for-profit development firms. Indian Government entities are also eligible.