Eligibility for this award is restricted to any local Ugandan organization meeting the criteria under paragraph (1), or (2) below:
(1) An individual must be a citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of and have his/herprincipal place of business in the country served by the PEPFAR program with which theindividual is or may become involved, and a sole proprietorship must be owned by such anindividual; or
(2) An entity (e.g., a corporation or partnership):
a) must be incorporated or legally organized under the laws of, and have its principal place ofbusiness in, the country served by the PEPFAR program with which the entity is or may becomeinvolved;
b) must be at 75% for FY 2018 beneficially owned by individuals who are citizens or lawfullyadmitted permanent residents of that same country, per sub-paragraph (2)(a), or by othercorporations, partnerships or other arrangements that are local partners under this paragraph orparagraph (3);
c) at least 75% for FY 2018 of the entity’s staff (senior, mid-level, support) must be citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of that same country, per sub-paragraph (2)(a), and at least 75% for FY 2018 of the entity’s senior staff (i.e., managerial and professional personnel) must be citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of such country; and
d) where an entity has a Board of Directors, at least 51% of the members of the Board must alsobe citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of such country.
(3) Partner government ministries (e.g., Ministry of Health), sub-units of government ministries,and parastatal organizations in the country served by the PEPFAR program are considered local partners. A parastatal organization is defined as a fully or partially government-owned orgovernment-funded organization. Such enterprises may function through a board of directors,similar to private corporations. However, ultimate control over the organization rests with thegovernment.
Note: To be considered a local organization/firm, the organization/firm must submit supportingdocumentation demonstrating their organization meets at least one of the three criteria listedabove.
USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial
assistance from USAID.