USAID - Conflict Mitigation & Reconciliation Program

USAID - Annual Program Statement (APS) for Conflict Mitigation & Reconciliation Programs & Activities


The Annual Program Statement (APS) for Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has invited applications to provide funding to local NGOs in eligible countries as well as from qualified US and non-US non-profit organization and also from for-profit organization to make significant strides in the overall goal of conflict mitigation, peace, and reconciliation in selected eligible conflict-affected countries.


Eligible countries for this funding opportunity are:

  •         Africa: Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, West Africa Regional
  •         Asia: Philippines, Thailand, Regional Development Mission for Asia
  •        Europe and Eurasia: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal
  •         Latin America and the Caribbean: Peru, Guatemala
  •         Middle East: Morocco, Yemen

Program Duration

The duration of programs funded under this APS is for a minimum period of 12 months and up to 36 months from the date of award. USAID reserves the right to incrementally fund activities over the duration of the program, if necessary, depending on program length, performance against approved program indicators and availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Available

USAID anticipates approximately US$15,500,000 will be available to support the program(s) or activity(ies) described herein, although final funding levels will depend on content, quality number of applications received, needs, availability of funding, and competing priorities.

Award Size Thresholds

Applications below a minimum amount of US$100,000 or above a maximum amount of US$1,200,000 will not be considered.

Applications in the amount of $100,000 to $500,000 will only be considered from local organizations. A local organization applicant must be a local non-governmental organization (NGO) recognized under the laws of the country in which it is domiciled. For specific purposes of this APS, a local NGO does not include subsidiaries, affiliates, or member entities of organizations located outside of, or organized outside of, the host country or region. Local organizations by this definition are not international organizations.

Note: Local applicants may submit more than one application for funding in FY2011 if they chose to do so. Specifically, they may submit an application under this Global APS solicitation in the funding range of $100,000 to $500,000, as well as an application for over $500,000.

Anticipated Number of Awards

USAID plans to make multiple awards under this APS, subject to the availability of funds. Nevertheless, USAID reserves the right to make a single award, to fund parts of applications, or not to make any awards at all. Issuance of this APS does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the USAID, nor does it commit the USAID to pay for any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of any application.

How to apply?

Two separate electronic files, Technical Application and Cost Application, inclusive of any allowed attachments, must be emailed to and to the USAID Mission or Regional Mission point of contact.

Please note: Electronic submissions through are optional.

Application Submission Deadline

USAID plans to review applications in batches. Applications received no later than 5:00 p.m. local Mission time on Friday, March 4, 2011 will be included in the first batch of applications for review. Applicants should note that USAID plans to review only one batch of applications under this funding opportunity. USAID reserves the right to request additional batches of applications if there are sufficient funds available; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline noted above for full consideration.

This APS may be amended either to establish subsequent deadlines for additional batches of applications or to indicate that an award(s) has/have been made and that no further funding is available.

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The NGO Funding Consultants