FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project

The summary for the FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Kenya USAID Nairobi, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project: Ladies and Gentlemen: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Kenya is seeking applications for Assistance Agreement from U.S. and international non-governmental organizations to implement activities in support of a program entitled "FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project." While for-profit firms may participate, pursuant to 22 CFR 226.81, it is USAID policy not to award profit under assistance instruments such as the one we are anticipating issuing as a result of this RFA.. Please refer to the Program Description for a complete statement of goals and expected results. An Applicant under consideration for an award under this RFA, that has never received funding from USAID will be subject to a pre-award audit to determine fiscal responsibility, ensure adequacy of financial controls and establish an indirect cost rate. Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately between $38 to $44 million in total USAID funding over the 5- year period contemplated for this Agreement. USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Award will be made to that responsible applicant whose application best meets the requirements of this RFA and the selection criteria contained herein. This RFA and any future amendments can be downloaded from In the event of an inconsistency between the documents comprising this RFA, it shall be resolved at the discretion of the Agreement Officer. Any questions concerning this RFA should be submitted in writing to Francis Kavulu, via email at by the date listed above. Questions send to any other e-mail address will not be responded to. The e-mail transmitting the questions must reference the RFA number and title on the subject line of the e-mail. The deadline for receiving questions is April 4, 2011 2:00 pm local time, Nairobi, Kenya. If there are problems in downloading the RFA from the Internet, please let us know and we will be pleased to send it to you via e-mail. If you decide to submit an application, please note that an electronic submission is required. Electronically to: RFA 623-11-000004, FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project must be indicated on the subject line of the e-mail Applications should be sent as email attachments to Applicants are requested to submit both technical and cost portions of their applications. To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all required information in its application, including the requirements found in any attachments to the opportunity. Award will be made to that responsible applicant whose application offers the greatest value to the U.S. Government. Issuance of this RFA does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government, nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. Further, the Government reserves the right to reject any or all applications received. In addition, final award of any resultant grant 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 USAID from making an award, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant's expense. Applications must be received by the closing date and time indicated at the top of this cover letter. Late applications will not be considered for award. Applications must be directly responsive to the terms and conditions of this RFA. Telegraphic or fax applications (entire proposal) are not authorized for this RFA and will not be accepted.
Federal Grant Title: FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project
Federal Agency Name: Kenya USAID Nairobi
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-623-11-000004
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Current Application Deadline: Apr 26, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Apr 26, 2011
Posted Date: Mar 24, 2011
Creation Date: Apr 08, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $44,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $44,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $40,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Francis Kavulu Senior Acquisition Specialist Phone 254-20-862-2000

Please refer to the RFA document for the e-mail address to be used in submitting applications []
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