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Joint Grant Opportunity to implement Early Childhood Care & Education in Emergencies Activity (Ethiopia)

Joint Grant Opportunity to implement Early Childhood Care & Education in Emergencies Activity (Ethiopia)


Deadline: 18-May-22

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Ethiopia (USAID|Ethiopia), in partnership with The LEGO Foundation, is seeking applications from qualified entities to implement the Early Childhood Care & Education in Emergencies Activity through a five-year Cooperative Agreement mechanism (USAID) and a Partnership Agreement (The LEGO Foundation).

Purpose: Improve early learning and holistic development outcomes for preschool-aged children in emergency contexts.

Objective: Increase opportunities for preschool-aged children (3-6+), prioritizing those affected by crisis and conflict, including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and those in host communities, to participate in quality play-based, pre-primary programming which improves their early learning and holistic development.

Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding: $46,000,000
Award Ceiling: $46,000,000
Award Floor: $46,000,000
The anticipated period of performance is five years.
The estimated start date will be on or about October 2022.
Geographic Focus and Target Groups
Initially, the activity will primarily focus in the following regions depending on the security and evolving dynamics of the country: Afar, Amhara, and Tigray. This activity should have the capacity to expand potentially to Bennishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, Oromia, SNNP, Sidama, South West Ethiopia and Somali regions.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted.
USAID, in partnership with The LEGO Foundation, welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for federal financial assistance on the same basis as any other organization and are subject to the protections and requirements of Federal law.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339568

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