Wednesday, August 7, 2013

$15 Million Funding Available for Empowering Communities for Health

Federal Grant Opportunities
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development-Cambodia has announced that it expects to award a maximum of three discretionary cooperative agreement grants to enhance the skills of village health support groups, strengthen their technical linkages to health centers and institutionalize them under local government structures for long-term sustainability.

The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $15 million.

This funding opportunity is open to Cambodian nongovernmental organizations.

A funding opportunity notice from the USAID-Cambodia states: "The Goal of the updated USAID/Cambodia draft Country Development Cooperation Strategy is 'Cambodia's transformation to a healthy, prosperous, democratic country accelerated.' Three Development Objectives (DOs) are defined to help achieve this Goal: DO1: Stable democratization that promotes accountable governance and the rights of the people. This project will promote community awareness of rights related to health care and health care financing, and seek to increase local government accountability in ensuring those rights are respected; DO2: Delivery of health services strengthened for improved health status of vulnerable populations, within which there are 3 Intermediate Results (IR) all of which this project directly addresses: i. Quality of maternal and child health (including RH/FP, WASH and Nutrition) services in communities and facilities improved in a sustainable manner ii. Capacity and accountability of the health care delivery system strengthened; and iii. Effectiveness and efficiency of infectious disease control programs improved; and DO3: Poverty reduced in selected geographic areas and targeted populations. This Project will support the poverty reduction aims of the Health Equity Fund (HEF) by improving the transparency and accountability of beneficiary targeting, in close collaboration with a separate USAID Social Health Protection (SHP) Project."

The funding opportunity number is RFA-442-13-000004. The application closing date is Aug. 30. For more information, contact Honey Sokry, NewsFocusCode FedGrants NWNAgrants federalgrants TNSFG130806

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