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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 1 CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPERS on “COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORKS (CHN)"
In Round 1 of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Global Health (GH) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. 7200AA19APS00013, USAID is requesting the submission of concept papers focused on promoting new and underutilized partnerships to address health priorities to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and combat infectious diseases globally. The focus of the award(s) will be to decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality via a variety of interventions that could cross health sectors (hence the mention of the two other health priorities above - HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases). This Round, entitled Community Health Networks (CHN), is intended to diversify and broaden USAID’s partner base, as described in the NPI GH APS.
Deadline for Submission of Concept Papers for Round 1: August 2, 2019 at 3 pm ET
ROUND 2 CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPERS on “EXPANDING HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS (EHP)"
In Round 2 entitled Expanding Health Partnerships (EHP) of the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Global Health (GH) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. 7200AA19APS00013, USAID is requesting the submission of concept papers focused on promoting new and underutilized partnerships to address health priorities to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and combat infectious diseases globally. This Round 2: EHP, is intended to diversify and broaden USAID’s partner base, as described in the NPI GH APS. Round 2: EHP will be utilizing modality three (3) of the NPI GH APS whereby prime award recipient(s) will issue sub-awards to advance health programs at the country level through the engagement of local new and underutilized partners (NUPs) (including locally established partners), with between 50-75 percent of total funds obligated to the prime recipient used for such sub-awards. The prime recipient(s) will serve in a mentorship role and not work with beneficiaries directly. Sub-awards will be consistent with the country context and USAID Mission and Bureau for Global Health (GH) priorities. Unless otherwise stated herein, all terms and conditions of the NPI GH APS apply. USAID anticipates issuing up to three (3) awards under Round 2: EHP.
Deadline for Submission of Concept Papers for Round 2: EHP: August 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET
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).