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New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) – Global Health
The United States Agency for International Development is announcing the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Global Health Annual Program Statement (APS) (known hereafter as NPI GH APS). Through this APS, USAID announces its desire to engage locally-based new and underutilized partners to expand and amplify the Agency’s work in the health sector. The overall Agency NPI seeks to support partner countries’ progress on the Journey to Self-Reliance, achieve sustainable and resilient results, and catalyze more effective partnering for impact.
This APS is designed to support specific Administration and Agency priorities and criteria for new and underutilized partners (NUPs), especially locally-based NUPs. Individual USAID Missions or Bureaus (also known together as Operating Units) will then request Concept Papers via Rounds as the first step in a three-step process that could result in an award. For the purposes of the NPI Global Health APS, a “Round” is defined as a specific program description that falls under the larger NPI GH APS goal, purpose, and results but is tailored to a certain focus and/or type of new partnership. Interested organizations should read this entire APS, as well as any Rounds, and follow the instructions for submitting a Concept Paper. Applicants should not submit Concept Papers in response to this umbrella APS, but only to Rounds published to this APS. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the concept papers and applications submitted under this APS and its respective Rounds. USAID also reserves the right to not conduct a co-creation phase and request full applications from successful applicants at concept paper stage.
Closing Date: September 30, 2025
Areas of Interest
ROUND 3 CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPERS: Service Delivery for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (SDVCA)
In Round 3 entitled “Service Delivery for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (SDVCA)”, of the New Partnership Initiative (NPI) Global Health (GH) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. 7200AA19APS00013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is making a special call for the submission of Concept Papers focused on promoting new and under-utilized1 partnerships to accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Zambia through the delivery of high impact HIV prevention, care and support services to vulnerable children and adolescents (VCA) and their caregivers affected or infected by HIV. Consistent with U.S. policy on assistance to Zambia, awards issued under Round 3: SDVCA will focus on mitigating and preventing HIV and supporting the resilience of vulnerable populations.
The program seeks to improve the resilience and health outcomes of vulnerable households in the four provinces of Zambia with the highest HIV burdens, (Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka and Southern), while strengthening the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s (GRZ) social protection platform so that the GRZ eventually provides the majority of services to VCA. By developing and strengthening community-level case management standards and processes and building the capacity of district level GRZ officials and community-based volunteers, the program will strengthen the GRZ child and welfare system. Through government and community-led activities, the program will support a broad range of services that fall within the PEPFAR mandates across USAID/Zambia’s broader health and development agenda and expected PEPFAR results. The program will seek to foster community participation and volunteerism, and support innovative approaches to engaging a broad range of stakeholders and service providers, to support sustainable activities for VCA in the targeted provinces. USAID envisages that the program will play a key role in the Determined Resilient Empowered AIDSFree Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) program (and future “DREAMS-like” initiatives), which targets adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), through supportive bi-directional referrals and linkages to layered evidence-based interventions.
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2019
U.S. and non-U.S. public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, and non-governmental organizations, are eligible to submit a concept paper under each Round(s) of the APS. Further, the organization must be a legally-recognized, organizational entity under applicable law, legally registered in a country within the geographic code 937 (“the United States, the recipient country, and developing countries other than advanced developing countries, but excluding any country that is a prohibited source,” per ADS 310.3.1.1). Each Round may further restrict eligibility if the Mission or B/IO determines it is in their best interest (this may be subject to further approvals).