Note: This grant opportunity is now closed and is no longer accepting further applicants.
In many locations around the globe, there are populations that struggle daily with access to clean drinking water and facilities and services that support proper sanitation and hygiene.
Poverty, weak government systems, and acute or chronic crises all create and exacerbate the WASH challenges vulnerable people face. In many circumstances, the development community and the beneficiaries we work alongside know what is needed, but the solution to the WASH problem remains out of reach due to cost or is unlikely to be sustainable because of social-cultural barriers or other challenges within the broader enabling environment.
PRO-WASH called on the WASH community to see where we can bring proven practices together with new research, innovative technologies, creative policies, and other approaches to develop affordable, sustainable solutions to meet the WASH needs of the vulnerable populations assisted by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) programming.
This RFA was designed to provide innovative, context-specific research on strategies for interrupting fecal-oral transmission and reduce overall environmental contamination for BHA partners in Southeastern Madagascar. The resulting strategy from this RFA will be critical to supporting implementing partners to be able to validate which transmission pathways are most important in the specific context of Madagascar and to begin the process of piloting potentially promising, multi-sectoral WASH interventions.
Who Should Apply
Each PRO-WASH award is aimed toward members of the WASH community (non-governmental organizations, research institutions, private-sector firms) who can bring proven practices together with new research, innovative technologies, creative policies, and other approaches to develop affordable, sustainable solutions to meet the WASH needs of the vulnerable populations.
Want to learn more about PRO-WASH and their funding opportunities? Contact the team with your questions.