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USAID-Manila: Disaster Resilience in the Compact Nations (RESILIENCE) Program

USAID-Manila: Disaster Resilience in the Compact Nations (RESILIENCE) Program


Deadline: 15 April 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Disaster Resilience in the Compact Nations (RESILIENCE) program.



RESILIENCE is a five-year USAID activity that aims to improve the local capacity to prepare for, respond to, and reconstruct after natural disasters in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI). The activity is designed to expedite the delivery of mitigation, relief and reconstruction assistance to fulfill USAID obligations to respond to U.S. presidentially-declared disasters in FSM and RMI. The activity will increase the capacities of the FSM and RMI governments to cope with natural disasters in ways that are consistent with their responsibilities in U.S. presidentially-declared disasters. This includes disaster planning; immediate pre-disaster emergency mobilization, local evacuation and sheltering; relief operations during the onslaught of these disasters; and immediate post-disaster operations during the first days or weeks after the disaster event. RESILIENCE will work to increasingly shift responsibilities for disaster response and reconstruction to FSM and RMI governments over the life of the activity.


  • Component 1: Increased disaster management capacity of local communities and host governments.
  • Component 2: Maintain pre-positioned assets, operational and logistical capacity, multi-sectoral assessment capacity, and other resources for immediate provision of life-saving and early recovery assistance.
  • Component 3: Organize a package of culturally-appropriate and socially-inclusive reconstruction assistance in the event of declared disasters.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $17,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $17,000,000
  • Award Floor: $5,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted.
  • This funding opportunity is open to all interested and eligible organizations (i.e., non-governmental organizations, universities, consortiums, for-profit organizations , public international organizations, etc.).

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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