India Partnerships Annual Program Statement (APS) Grant

The India Partnerships Program APS announces USAID/India’'s desire to partner with the private sector, including for-profit as well as not-for-profit entities, and provides a pathway for potential partners to engage with USAID/India. This APS provides a competitive opportunity for any proposed partnership that is responsive to the terms in the APS document.
What is an India Partnership?
An India Partnership is a public-private sector collaboration focused on overcoming critical development challenges through innovations that can be rigorously tested, shared, and scaled in India and abroad. The goal of such collaboration is to tackle development challenges in a replicable and sustainable manner leading to dramatic improvements in development indicators. Ideally, USAID/India is seeking to catalyze Indian-funded and Indian-conceived innovations that are responsive to development challenges and are implemented by Indian organizations. However, through this APS, USAID/India is open to considering a wide range of partnership approaches, whether Indian financed and implemented or otherwise, in order to achieve its development objectives. It is understood that all partners will share in risks and responsibilities. The first step in a developing a partnership with USAID/India is the submission of a Concept Paper. 

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December 31st, 2015

How to Apply

About This Funding Opportunity

Eligibility Details

Only these areas will be considered for funding: 

  • Gender for Improved Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A)
  • Urban India Water and Sanitation for Health Alliance (Urban WASH Alliance)
  • Early Grade Reading
  • Clean Energy and Forestry
  • Food Security and Nutrition 

Application Guidance

Prospective Partners are requested to submit their Concept Papers electronically to Interested Partners must limit their Concept Papers to seven (7) pages plus a cover page (8 total pages). 

  • Concept Papers shall include a Cover Page consisting of the following:
    • Solicitation Number (APS-386-13-000003)
    • Name and address of organization
    • Type of organization (e.g., for-profit, non-profit, local organization, university, etc.)
    • Point of Contact (lead contact name; relevant telephone, and e-mail information)
    • Signature of authorized representative of the applicant
  • Concept Papers should adhere to the following format:
    • Background
    • Technical Approach includes:
      • Define the problem or issues to be addressed and provide an analysis of the context that demonstrates an understanding of the needs, the complexity of the situation, and the challenges of programming or service provision in the identified geographic area or for the targeted audience
      • Discuss the process or product innovation demonstrating a clear alignment with applicable USAID development objective
      • Explain how or why the proposed approach will be more successful or effective than other approaches and be appropriate for effective scale up. If the applicant is proposing capacity building of Indian organizations, describe what areas are targeted (e.g. strategic planning, business development, quality assurance, etc.)
      • Discuss the development impact for bottom-of-the-pyramid populations addressing feasibility, sustainability, and scalability
      • Integrate equitable participation and empowerment of women and girls by addressing constraints and providing opportunities
    • Identified Resource and (if applicable)/Implementing Partners and demonstrate required minimum 1:1 match
    • Budget breakdown of the major cost categories.