The Department of State and USAID have launched the COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with an additional $10 million in new assistance funds. The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is the purpose of the Fund?
1) To create a formal and transparent process to surface the most innovative private sector solutions to mitigating the secondary impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries, and 2) to seed-fund the most promising of these solutions within the context of State and USAID global programming.
What we’re looking for:
The Department is looking for concept papers that will enable people around the world to mitigate the detrimental economic effects of COVID-19 on their societies. The Department encourages creativity and innovation from the private sector.
|Region||Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries|
|Focus Areas||Economic Recovery (Humanitarian Assistance)|
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Who qualifies to apply?
U.S. and overseas private and commercial entities, U.S. and overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and institutions of higher education, are encouraged to apply.
The application is a two-step process. Applicants must first submit a concise (5-page) concept paper to PPPCovid19Fund@state.gov. After merit review of eligible concept papers, selected applicants will be invited to expand on their program idea(s) by submitting a full proposal application. Full proposals will go through a second merit review before a final funding decision is made.
Applicants can find application forms and other materials needed to submit a full proposal on SAMS Domestic and on Grants.gov under “ COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund.”