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Agency Name: USAID-Philippines Annual Program Statement Number: USAID-Philippines-492-08-002-APS Title: Expanding Participation of People with Disabilities, APS for FY 08 Issuance Date: January 8, 2008 Closing Date: February 8, 2008 Closing Time: 4:30 p.m. Manila Time The Mission of the United States Agency for International Development for the Philippines (USAID/Philippines) seeks innovative applications from qualified U.S. or Non-U.S. organizations (including the Philippines) non-profit or for-profit entities to implement activities as described in this Annual Program Statement (APS) under grants or cooperative agreements. USAID will support programs that: a) promote the inclusion of people with disabilities (PWDs) in development promotion; b) find solutions that break down existing as well as potential barriers, and; c) ensure inclusion of PWDs in USAID activities and programs. The authority for this APS is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Awards shall be made in accordance with 22 CFR 226, OMB Circulars A-21 (for universities) or A-122 (for non-profit organizations), ADS-303, and USAID Standard Provisions. Pending availability of funding, USAID anticipates awarding a limited number of grants and cooperative agreements in response to this APS. Concept papers of no more than ten (10) pages in length, may be submitted from January 8, 2008 to February 8, 2008. Funding requests should range from $20,000 to $300,000 for programs with periods of implementation of 12 to 24 months. USAID reserves the right to close this APS before the closing date if it chooses to do so. All awards will be issued by September 30, 2008. Note that no fee or profit will be paid to the grant or cooperative agreement recipient. An initial review of all applications received before closing date will be done by USAID/Philippines. Accepted concept papers will be forwarded to USAID/Washington for final review. Applicants whose concept papers are not accepted will be notified in writing. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications through one of the following means: 1. Electronically to the following e-mail address: LSusi@usaid.gov 2. By U.S. Mail USAID/Philippines 492-08-002-APS Office of Regional Procurement PSC 502 Box 1 FPO AP 96515-1200 3. By All Other Means of Delivery USAID/Philippines 492-08-002-APS Office of Regional Procurement 8/F PNB Financial Center Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard Pasay City, Philippines 1308 4. Through www.grants.gov Go to www.grants.gov for application instructions. For Grants.gov technical support, call 1-800-518-4726. Applicants are requested to submit both technical and budget proposals as one document in electronic format (CD or email). If the application is sent via e-mail or submitted through www.grants.gov, a CD submission is not required. This APS is issued as a public notice to ensure that all interested parties have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. Issuance of this APS does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the U.S. Government, nor does it commit USAID to pay for any costs incurred in either the preparation of or submission of an application. Further, USAID reserves the right to reject any, or all, applications received. In addition, final award of any resultant grant(s) cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed through internal USAID procedures. While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant; should circumstances prevent award, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant's expense. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications received. This APS is being posted at www.grants.gov. and at the USAID/Philippines website http://philippines.usaid.gov . This APS and any future amendments can be downloaded from these websites. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that it has received the APS and its amendments if any from these sites, in their entirety. USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion processes. Any questions concerning this APS should be submitted in writing to Ms. Lucillyn Susi, Acquisition Specialist, via e-mail at LSusi@usaid.gov . Applicants should retain a copy of their applications for their records. Sincerely, Raymond L. Edler Supervisory Regional Agreement Officer Office of Regional Procurement USAID/Philippines