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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
Closing Date & Time for Concept Papers Submission: July 23, 2021-3:30 PM EST
Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development in Haiti (USAID/Haiti), invites interested applicants(s) to submit concept papers for the activity entitled “Improved Health Service Delivery (IHSD),” under the Global Health (GH) New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. 7200AA19APS00013. USAID/Haiti is seeking concept papers focusing on promoting new and underutilized partnerships to prevent maternal and child deaths, prevent unplanned pregnancies, achieve HIV epidemic control, improve nutrition, and contribute to health systems strengthening in Haiti. Consistent with U.S. policy on assistance to Haiti, awards issued under the IHSD Round will focus on improving health outcomes and ensuring the sustainability of health service delivery activities.
Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with a per capita income of $740, a population of 11.2 million and more than half the population subsisting on just $1.25 per day. The global community has made great strides in reducing mortality around the world over the last 50 years, but progress in developing countries, particularly Haiti lags far behind that seen in developed countries and most countries of the region.
USAID is seeking to support applicants via partnerships as defined under Section III of this Addendum. This is based on the belief that a larger and more diverse partner base will expand the available ideas, capabilities and networks needed to sustainably address challenges to prevent maternal and child deaths, prevent unplanned pregnancies, achieve HIV epidemic control, improve nutrition, and build capacity for health systems strengthening in Haiti. Proposed interventions and activities within this Round will be consistent with USAID/Haiti health priorities, with a particular focus on, but not limited to, strengthening and supporting health systems and building their capacity and engagement with communities. Local and global partnerships with the private sector and civil society, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and in particular, new and underutilized partners, who are capable of deploying (or integrating) activities and innovations to enhance national, subnational and local preparedness and response, are encouraged to submit concept papers.
In addition, USAID/Haiti desires to address the systemic barriers contributing to poor health outcomes by using co-creation to collaborate with Haitian communities, the Ministry of Public Health and Population, and NPI eligible organizations to jointly design the new IHSD activity. By using co-creation, USAID/Haiti aims to optimize the identification and introduction of key interventions to improve health outcomes and ensure sustainability and country ownership of health service delivery activities across all ten geographic departments in Haiti.
USAID is seeking to work with organizations whose concept papers demonstrate an ability to implement evidence-based approaches in MCH, FP/RH, WASH, Nutrition, and HIV/AIDS to improve health outcomes. In accordance with USAID’s vision for Health System Strengthening, the organizations’ concept papers should also demonstrate the capacity to address HSS issues by supporting progress on both USAID and partner country national goals and do so by promoting equity (targeting efforts toward vulnerable and underserved populations), quality (ensuring care is as effective, safe, and people-centered as possible), and resource optimization (efficiently aligning financing, workforce, and supplies toward underserved populations and priority care).
U.S. and non-U.S. public, local, private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, and non-governmental organizations, are eligible to submit a concept paper under this IHSD Round. Furthermore, the organization must be a legally-recognized, organizational entity under applicable law.
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).