United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Grants to USA, Canada, and International private, public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, faith-based organizations, NGOs, and individuals to improve the lives of people living in poverty. Funding is intended to support innovative and impactful projects that address international development challenges. DIV is deliberately open across sectors and countries in which USAID operates and aims to help transition the best innovations to scale, thereby improving the lives of millions of people around the world.
DIV funds innovations through partnerships that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen
democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond
assistance. DIV’s approach is centered around its three core principles: evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and scale. DIV assesses each applicant through the lens of these principles, commensurate to the stage or type of funding sought. Learn more about DIV’s core principles here: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/DIV_FY2020_APS-7200AA20APS00013_Amended_Sept21.pdf#page=9
DIV provides funding in three-tiered stages and also provides funding for researchers seeking to generate rigorous evidence. Organizations should apply to the level that best matches their current scale and evidence base of impact and cost-effectiveness. Organizations may apply again for the same level of funding or another level of funding.
For additional information on these stages, see: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/DIV_FY2020_APS-7200AA20APS00013_Amended_Sept21.pdf#page=10
Some examples of development innovations that DIV may support include the following:
DIV funds innovations through partnerships that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance. Consistent with USAID’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) policy, DIV welcomes proposals from a broad variety of applicants, including applicants that engage with the private sector for greater scale, sustainability, and effectiveness of development and humanitarian outcomes. Consistent with USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI), DIV welcomes applications from organizations that have limited or no experience working with USAID. More broadly, by engaging with innovators, businesses, researchers, developing country governments, and other parties, DIV helps partner countries in their Journey to Self-Reliance, through which USAID and host countries work together toward a time when foreign assistance is no longer necessary by achieving locally sustained results, strengthening local capacities, and accelerating enterprise-driven development.
GrantWatch ID#: 181034
Award Ceiling: $15,000,000
DIV offers the following funding:
- Stage 1: Pilot (Up to $200,000)
- Stage 2: Test and Position for Scale (Up to $1,500,000)
- Stage 3: Transition to Scale (Up to $15,000,000)
- Evidence Grants (Up to $1,500,000)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application Portal: https://divportal.usaid.gov/s/apply
Self-Screening Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y6NXNP7
For any questions regarding this APS, contact email@example.com.
The Agreement Officer for this APS is Roderick Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org in USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) Special Initiatives Development Partners.
Where USAID Works: https://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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