Rapid Response Fund

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Rapid Response Fund: The scope and objectives of the program to be funded under the Award resulting from the RFA are to: • Maintain a twenty-four months (two years) Rapid Response Fund (RRF) Program with stand-by capacity, whereby international and local organizations will be supported through sub-awards to provide short-term, effective, and quick-impact interventions to meet acute emergency humanitarian needs as they emerge over the duration of the Award; and • Build and strengthen the humanitarian response capacity of national South Sudanese non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through technical assistance on programmatic, administrative, and financial aspects of sub-award implementation.
Federal Grant Title: Rapid Response Fund
Federal Agency Name: Agency for International Development (USAID)
Grant Categories: Disaster Prevention and Relief
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-OFDA-17-000001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 3rd, 2017
Original Application Deadline: April 3rd, 2017
Posted Date: February 16th, 2017
Creation Date: February 16th, 2017
Archive Date: May 3rd, 2017
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $12,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 16th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
There are no restrictions on eligibility for the Request for Application. Qualified applicants may be any U.S. or non-U.S. organization, non-profit, or for-profit entity. Faith-based and community organizations that fit the criteria of the RFA are also eligible to apply. In support of the Agency‘s interest in fostering a larger assistance base and expanding the number and sustainability of development partners, USAID/OFDA welcomes applications from potential new implementing partners, which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. When considering making an award to an organization with limited or no previous USAID experience, USAID might determine to conduct a Pre-award Risk Assessment, which is a risk assessment to determine the organization's capabilities to complete the proposed activities. For Non-U.S. Organization Pre-award Survey Guidelines and Support is available in the following link: http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/303sam.pdf. Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The apparently successful Applicant(s) will be subject to a Pre-award Risk Assessment by the Agreement Officer. The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The Agreement Officer may determine a Pre-award Risk Assessment is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective Recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills - or ability to obtain them - in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the Award.
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