RFA Extended for USAID New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund
On March 25, 2014, USAID posted a Request for Applications (RFA) on Grants.gov for the New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund. The Request for Applications (RFA) has been amended for Mozambique and Senegal -- Concept Notes for these two countries will be accepted until June 30 (see summary of dates below).
At www.grants.gov, see full RFA-OAA-14-000012 and Amendment 3 for details (select Version History Tab and Version #4). The RFA will be used to select ICT-enabled service providers (which may include a mix of mobile phone-enabled, low-cost video, radio and television service providers) in several New Alliance countries in sub-Saharan Africa to provide agriculture extension services to contribute to the achievement of crop yield goals set with the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and to complement the work of the New Alliance Scaling Seeds and Other Technologies Partnership (SSTP) now being implemented by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Grant applicants need to propose services that can be well integrated, and moving toward financial sustainability and scale. This RFA does not seek prototypes or pilot projects.
Below is the summary timeline for Senegal and Mozambique from Amendment 3 of the RFA. If you want more information on the goals and objectives of the Fund grants, please read the RFA.
Phase I Concept Note for Senegal and Mozambique ONLY:
Questions due: June 9 at 5pm (EDT)
Concept Papers due: June 30 at 5pm (EDT)
Notification of successful/unsuccessful applicants: on or about July 25.
Phase II for Mozambique and Senegal:
Full Applications Due from Phase I Successful Applicants: on or about August 22, 2014. (Exact due date and time will be communicated by the USAID Agreement Officer.)