India Partnerships Program (IPP) -- Deadline Extended

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development in India (USAID/India) is seeking applications from qualified non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations for the India Partnerships Program (IPP).

Through this solicitation, 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 (USG). The IPP supports testing, adoption and scaling of creative or innovative solutions to meet development challenges in the areas of health, 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, forestry, food security, triangular cooperation, gender and financial inclusion. USAID/India is interested in providing financial or non-financial support to partners to realize concepts and ideas that hold promise in the focus areas.

USAID/India is using a solicitation called an “Annual Program Statement (APS)” to request Concept Papers as the first step in a 3-step process that may result in USAID sponsorship of your concept. The APS is attached to this letter. Interested organizations should read the APS and follow the instructions for submitting a Concept Paper. 

The purpose of this Annual Program Statement (APS) is to announce the competitive process and solicit Concept Paper applications from the private and public sectors for engaging with USAID/India under the IPP. The goals of the IPP are to identify and partner with organizations and institutions who bring innovative ideas and resources of at least a 1:1 match to address jointly defined development challenges. Matching resources may include money, technologies, experience, expertise or other assets that Applicants can demonstrate as beneficial to tackling and resolving a development challenge. 

Applicants may submit a Concept Paper at any time. 

Closing Date: June 30, 2020

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Amendment No. 01 to APS No: APS-386-16-000001 was issued to make following changes effective December 23, 2016: I. Concept notes for new activities under the APS shall no longer be accepted in the following technical areas as defined in Appendix B of the solicitation: 1. Urban India Water and Sanitation for Health Alliance 2. Early Grade Reading 3. Clean Energy and Forestry 4. Triangular Cooperation 5. Gender 6. Financial Inclusion

Concept notes will only be accepted in the following technical areas:

1. Food Security and Nutrition: Concept notes will be accepted from either new or existing partners

2. Health: Concept notes will be accepted for expansion/scale up from only existing partners/ recipients in following areas a. Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths (EPCMD) b. Family planning as an intervention for EPCMD c. Tuberculosis (TB) d. HIV/AIDS II. 

Eligibility Requirements

USAID/India is targeting both potential Resource Partners and Implementing Partners for the IPP.

  • Resource Partners are US and non-US (with a focus on Indian) private sector businesses, foundations, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and others who can identify and suggest ways to use their financial or other resources to collaborate with USAID/India. Resource Partners can also be public sector (e.g., GOI, public companies, other bilateral or multilateral donors).
  • Implementing Partners are US and non-US (with a focus on Indian) non-governmental, private sector entities (for-profit, non-profit) that can engage and work with Resource Partners. Implementing Partners may provide the 1:1 leveraging themselves, or they must secure private sector funding for the projects they are proposing to implement. 

Amount Description

Subject to funding availability, USAID/India intends to make multiple awards up to a total of $40,000,000 ($20,000,000 USAID funding and $20,000,000 leverage by partner). Proposed applications should meet minimum application amounts by program area in Section I. For example, most program areas require the application to be for a minimum award amount of $2 million (Rupees 13 crore) in total. This means Applicants are offering resources of at least $1 million (Rupees 6.5crore) as leveraging. USAID/India reserves the right to fund any one, or none of the applications submitted or to fund applications that fall below the stated dollar threshold. 

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 30, 2020