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Request for Applications: Market Development Strategy for Improved Latrines and Hand-Washing in Niger

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In many locations around the globe, people struggle daily with access to clean drinking water and facilities that support proper sanitation and hygiene. Poverty, weak government systems, and acute/chronic crises both 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 problem remains out of reach due to cost, lack of sustainability related to social-cultural barriers, or challenges within the broader enabling environment.

PRO-WASH is calling on the WASH community – non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and private-sector firms—to combine proven practices with new research, innovative technologies, and creative policies to develop affordable, sustainable solutions that meet the WASH needs of the vulnerable populations assisted by FFP programming. 

This RFA is designed to address one of the major challenges facing USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) implementing partners: ensuring the long-term sustainability of key sanitation and hygiene products and services as part of multi-sectoral food security programming. Specifically, this RFA is meant to solicit applications for a market development strategy for sanitation and hygiene supplies and services for RISE II implementation areas in the Maradi and Zinder regions of Southern Niger.

Application Requirements

Along with requested supporting documents, all applicants should submit a detailed proposal narrative that outlines the applicants’ understanding of the key challenges of the region, and provides a comprehensive overview of the proposed approach to data collection for this WASH market development strategy. Save the Children will fund one award under this RFA up to $100,000 USD for a study period of up to six months beginning in June 2020.

For more details about this request for applications, please refer to the documents below:

Request for Applications (RFA): Market Development Strategy for Improved Latrines and Hand-Washing in Niger
Attachment 1: Application Template
Attachment 2: Detailed Budget Template
Attachment 3: Budget Narrative
Attachment 4: USAID Standard Provisions for FAAs for NGO

Submission Deadline

Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on May 20, 2020. Applications (to include proposal and detailed budget) must be submitted electronically to prowash@savechildren.org.

Questions?

Note that the open comment and question period for this RFA has closed. To access the RFA Q&A document, please click here.

About PRO-WASH

Resourcing for this sub-award is provided through PRO-WASH, a five-year USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) funded activity that aims to strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of WASH practices across all FFP-funded development and emergency food security activities. PRO-WASH works to improve the impact, sustainability, and scalability of FFP’s programming in WASH through activities focused on knowledge sharing, capacity-strengthening, and capturing best practices in WASH programming.


*PRO-WASH, Save the Children Federation, and/or USAID reserves the right to modify or cancel any planned or released RFAs.

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