USAID/Afghanistan Support for Higher Education

The summary for the USAID/Afghanistan Support for Higher Education 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 Afghanistan USAID Kabul, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
USAID/Afghanistan Support for Higher Education: As part of its learning agenda and market research, USAID/Afghanistan wants to know what ways we can build upon existing programs to stimulate and improve the access to, quality, and management of higher education in Afghanistan. The purpose of USAID's support to Afghan higher education has been to introduce opportunities for the improvement of the workforce (employable graduates) through market-driven degree programs, development of leadership and soft skills among students and faculty, and to support the Ministry of Higher Education and public universities to provide quality university-level instruction, to advance their organizational development, and to conduct policy reform at the system level. Given what has been learned from these investments, this RFI focuses on how such achievements can be sustained and what else is required (i.e., possible new or different interventions). This is outlined further with the chart included in the RFI, which compares the activities of existing investments with illustrative new or additional interventions. USAID wants to hear from respondents whether the illustrative interventions will help to improve the delivery and impact of higher education in Afghanistan. Each activity corresponds to one of three priority focus areas for USAID: access, quality, and management. As part of the input, submissions can build on current activities or propose alternative or additional activities. In addition, USAID also wants to know if other pertinent elements are missing from the dialogue on improving higher education, and would like to hear from the public and their ideas on the following topics described in the RFI.
Federal Grant Title: USAID/Afghanistan Support for Higher Education
Federal Agency Name: Afghanistan USAID Kabul (USAID-AFG)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFI-306-18-00001
Type of Funding: Other
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 1st, 2018
Original Application Deadline: June 1st, 2018
Posted Date: May 15th, 2018
Creation Date: May 15th, 2018
Archive Date: July 1st, 2018
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: May 15th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Maria Elena Burgos
Assistance Specialist
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