Applications Invited for USAID’s Cleaner Air and Better Health Program
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USD 15M
India
Email : vvats@usaid.gov
Closing Date : September 30 2021, Thursday

Description

Cleaner Air and Better Health (CABH) Program

About the Organization:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance. With a budget of over $27 billion, USAID is one of the largest official aid agencies in the world, and accounts for more than half of all U.S. foreign assistance—the highest in the world in absolute dollar terms. As an official component of U.S. foreign policy, USAID operates subject to the guidance of the President, Secretary of State, and the National Security Council.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Cleaner Air and Better Health (CABH) activity is to strengthen air pollution mitigation and exposure reduction systems in selected regions of India, contributing to a cleaner environment and healthier population.

Theory of Change:

The theory of change for CABH is that IF air pollution mitigation systems are strengthened AND IF air pollution exposure is reduced THEN the environment would be cleaner and the population healthier. In doing so, CABH will contribute toward India’s ability to meet its NCAP commitments.

Objectives:

There are two objectives for this activity:

Objective 1: Improve air pollution mitigation

  • Result 1.1: Improved capacity of decision-makers to use evidence-based approaches for air quality management; formulating policy; and implementing and enforcing mitigation actions.
  • Result 1.2: Communities are empowered to advocate and act for improved air quality
  • Result 1.3: Increased use of market-based and enterprise-led approaches that complement traditional regulatory approaches to mitigate air pollution.
  • Result 1.4: Increased deployment of mitigation technologies and systems, including source elimination, cleaner energy and air pollution control devices; improved landscape management.

Objective 2: Reduce exposure to air pollution

  • Result 2.1: Improved capacity of decision-makers to use evidence-based approaches for reducing exposure and improving health.
  • Result 2.2: Expanded evidence base for high-impact health interventions.
  • Result 2.3: Increased adoption of behavioral change for exposure reduction
  • Result 2.4: Improved indoor environment.

Funding:

  • USAID intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability, successful ongoing implementation and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID in total government funding intends to provide US$15 Million through incremental funding over a five (5) year period.
  • The anticipated period of performance is five (5) years.

Requirements:

  • This funding opportunity is unrestricted and is open to all eligible U.S and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries), including foundations, institutions of higher education, consortiums and public international organizations, etc. Individuals are not eligible to participate.
  • USAID welcomes organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID to submit their applications.

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