Mozambique USAID-Maputo -- NOFA FY 2022 USAID Disability Funding Program Application

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation’s Inclusive Development Hub (DDI/ID) is inviting all interested USAID Missions to apply for FY22 Disability Funding to support programming in the area of Disability-Inclusive Climate Action (DCA).

Approximately $7 million, globally, is available for this Mission-wide, competitive program (subject to finalization of funding levels). Submissions will be considered within the following two funding ranges: (1) from $300,000 to $500,000, and (2) from $500,001 to $1,000,000.

Projects may be stand-alone targeted interventions, or they can be mainstreamed within larger Mission interventions. Within the DCA theme, projects should reflect the most pressing needs in the country and align with the Mission’s development priorities. All proposals should be guided by the provisions set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

With 80% of the world’s one billion persons with disabilities living in developing countries, this leaves many persons with disabilities in contexts with high exposure to extreme weather events, including weather events catalyzed by climate change. As persons with disabilities are at greater risk of poverty due to pervasive societal inequalities, such as ableist norms, inaccessible environments, discrimination, and exclusion, they are often deprived of opportunities to build resilience in the face of climate change. These multidimensional inequalities mean that persons with disabilities often experience higher rates of injury and mortality during climate-related extremes than their non-disabled peers.

As part of USAID’s commitment to advance Global Action for Climate Equity and USAID’s Global Disability Summit commitments, DDI/ID seeks concepts that will support persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in taking climate action to respond to climate change, bolstering their resilience to the effects of climate change, and situating them to contribute to climate action as positive agents of change and sources of solutions. Submitted concepts are asked to show how proposed interventions promote disability-inclusive climate action by persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in their country context.

Deadline for Concept Papers: March 17, 2023

Agency Website

Amount Description

Subject to availability of funds, the total estimated level of funding available for awards under this worldwide request is up to approximately $7,000,000 over a 24–36-month period. DDI/ID may fund individual programs in two categories:

1. Programs ranging from $300,000 - $500,000; and

2. Programs ranging from $500,001 - $1,000,000.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

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

External Deadline

March 17, 2023