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Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified entities to implement the Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) program with the intention to issue up to two cooperative agreements. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.
The Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) is a key component of the USAID Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis. USAID’s investments are most successful when they are coupled and aligned with strong commitments from other governments and partners. To accelerate action, TIFA will leverage additional resources from priority countries in order to meet the UN target of treating 40 million people by 2022. TIFA will focus on the countries with high burdens of TB in which USAID already has existing partnerships, and where the Agency could reprogram funds to better align with host government partners to deliver performance-based results towards the global target. This is a change in approach to ensure USAID is fighting to end TB effectively and efficiently in a sustainable manner. TIFA will focus on locally generated solutions that tailor USAID’s TB response to patients and communities to address the diagnosis, treatment and prevention needs, addressing stigma and discrimination. It will engage and leverage local government entities within TB priority countries to provide accessible services, resulting in increased diagnosis and treatment success rates, while simultaneously fostering a framework of accountability for results.
TIFA emphasizes country ownership and accountability, accelerating host governments along the Journey to Self-Reliance by improving government capacity and commitment, leveraging domestic resources to maximize impact, and sustaining results far beyond USAID investment as USAID looks forward to the day when foreign assistance for TB is no longer necessary.
TIFA, a key component of the USAID Global Accelerator to end TB and the Journey to SelfReliance, will develop and manage partnerships with local government entities, and other local partners, to implement locally generated solutions to improve TB services in USAID priority countries. The overarching goal for TIFA is to strengthen and sustain country ownership and accountability.
TIFA activities will be conducted in the USAID TB priority countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) and regional platforms (Central Asia and East Africa).
Deadline for Submitting Applications: April 16, 2019
USAID intends to award up to two Cooperative Agreement(s) pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide $300,000,000 in total USAID funding between all awards.