Updated May 23, 2019CLOSED

The Humanitarian Assistance Program for Benin

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The Embassy administers the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HA), which is designed to offer friendly nations and allies of the United States support, basic humanitarian aid, and services to their populations in need. Through this program, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to help avert humanitarian crises, promote democratic development and regional stability, build local capacity, and enable countries to begin to recover from conflicts.
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CLOSEDDec 15, 2019Deadline
Up to $500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented In:
Focus AreasEducation
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Waste Management (Environment)
Projects eligible for the HA program fall into three major categories including, but not limited to:

Education: construction/expansion of schools/orphanages, and provision of furniture andsupplies
Health: construction/expansion of health clinics, provision of disease surveillance systems,education, prevention and training, medical support/supplies
Basic Infrastructure: water wells/boreholes, water sanitation, waste treatment, solid wastemanagement systems

Projects must benefit the Beninese civilian population.
Activities that may be socially and politically controversial will be avoided.
Projects should have a significant impact, benefiting the greatest number of people possible.
Projects must be viable and sustainable in terms of finance, personnel support (i.e. teachers forschoolrooms; staff for health clinic) and necessary expertise and services.
Projects must respect environmental norms and ensure that the proposed activity will notadversely affect protected or other sensitive environmental areas nor jeopardize threatened orendangered species and their habitat.
HA construction must fall within the ability of the local community to maintain.
All projects (e.g. construction of buildings, latrines, and wells, and donated equipment) becomethe property of the state.


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