USAID NOFO: Civic Engagement in Local Governance for Accountability in Sierra Leone
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the program entitled the “Civic Engagement in Local Governance for Accountability (CELGA) in Sierra Leone”.
The overarching activity purpose is to foster the social contract between local governments and citizens in Sierra Leone through scaling up successful initiatives that support local governments and relevant national government institutions, civil society, and citizenry to:
increase citizens’ participation in local government and political processes, and
bolster the provision of critical services by local governance institutions through processes that are transparent and accountable to citizens.
Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide up to $3.5M in total USAID funding over a three-year (3) period.
Intermediate Result 1: Citizens’ participation in local government and political processes increased.
Intermediate Result 2: Local district and chiefdom authorities’ responsiveness to citizens’ priorities and needs increased.
USAID will fund the scaling up of successful initiatives in Sierra Leone that are achieving the above objectives. The applicant will outline a proposed plan to scale up the activity for greater impact. This includes proposed geographical coverage.
Target beneficiaries will include local government entities and the citizenry, especially women and youth engagement, local CSOs, and government entities working on decentralization, local governance, and elections.
All qualified U.S. or non-U.S. organizations are eligible to apply. USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340507