USAID grants for displaced, orphan children, war and torture victims, wheelchairs

 Request for Applications

Funding Org:           World Learning on behalf of USAID

Maximum amount:  $ 2,000, 000

Special Programs to Address the Needs of Survivors (SPANS)

 World Learning announces a solicitation on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Special Programs to Address the Needs of Survivors (SPANS) Grants Solicitation and Management (GSM) Program.
 World Learning anticipates that six (6) to eight (8) SPANS/GSM sub-grants will be awarded under this RFA and that each sub-grant will be for up to $2,000,000 for a three year project (approximately April 1, 2011 – March 31, 2014).
World Learning will award the grants on behalf of USAID's Office of Democracy and Governance within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, providing grants in a number of thematic areas, including:
  1. Wheelchairs -- Supporting wheelchair provision, including research, testing and developing international standards

  1. Displaced Children's and Orphans Fund (DCOF) -- Preventing inappropriate institutionalization of children; assisting formerly institutionalized children to integrate into communities; working with ministries to develop appropriate child protection methods; providing emergency child protection measures in conflict situations; and promoting early childhood development for vulnerable children

  1. War Victims Fund/Disabilities (WVF) -- Improving data and information about the use and utility of prosthetic and orthotic devices and physical therapy as part of a rehabilitation continuum; vocation and economic strengthening for people with disabilities; and strengthening disabled people's organizations.

  1. Victims of Torture, Disability -- Support for activities related to victims of torture or disability issues that cannot be included in the above categories but still fit with the overall SPANS GSM objective of improved health for vulnerable populations


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10 years experience enhancing donor-funded partner organizations’ capacities in strategic planning, financial, administrative, organizational and programming management. Skilled in donor partner organizational assessments and partner capacity building. A 10 years experience in managing development donor-funded projects in the thematic areas of poverty-reduction, governance and democracy, conflict transformation and integration of Gender, Justice and Peace issues into mainstream programs (HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Emergency)

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