Support for Locally-led Development Approaches Annual Program Statement -- Sudan

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States has provided humanitarian assistance to Sudan for decades, helping the Sudanese people through conflict, famine, and ongoing emergency needs. Today, USAID remains the largest donor of assistance to the people of Sudan. USAID utilizes long-term, sustainable development approaches in coordination with humanitarian assistance and peace and stabilization initiatives to establish a foundation to support Sudan’s transition to an increasingly peaceful, democratic, and resilient country for all.

The United States is the single largest humanitarian donor to the people of Sudan. USAID provides life-saving health, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene support, along with other critical assistance to crisis-affected households. USAID has responded to humanitarian shocks in Sudan since the 1980s, including major droughts and floods, food insecurity, famine, and conflict-related displacement.

The goal of the APS is to focus on locally led development approaches through engagement with new, nontraditional, and local partners to work in partnership with USAID/Sudan across its development portfolio. The APS aims to advance USAID/Sudan’s level of engagement with local partners, to learn from these engagements, and to share this learning broadly. The APS aims to catalyze a process through which new, nontraditional, and local actors can work with USAID to achieve development impact by testing and learning from locally led development approaches. The purpose of this APS is to publicize the USG’s plan to fund one or multiple grants or cooperative agreements to address the goal of the APS.

hrough the Support for Locally-led Development Approaches APS, USAID aims to obtain Concept Papers, request Full Applications, and issue awards to: increase access to comprehensive health services and high-impact interventions to reduce the key drivers of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality; build climate resilient food systems; and strengthen the capacity of local organizations to implement locally valued and sustainable development outcomes. 

Each Applicant is limited to one Concept Paper submission per Addendum as the Prime Applicant. However, an Applicant can submit responses to multiple Addenda under this APS. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

APS Closing Date: March 15, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

U.S. and non-U.S. public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, and non-governmental organizations, are eligible to submit a Concept Paper under each Addendum. The organization must be a legally recognized organizational entity under applicable law, legally registered in a country within the geographic code 937 (“any area or country including the recipient country, but excluding any country that is a prohibited source” per ADS 310.3.1.1). Applications from individuals will not be accepted nor reviewed.

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International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 15, 2024