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The East African : January 13th 2014
The EastAfrican 40 APPOINTMENT JANUARY 11-17,2014 USAID/East Africa is seeking applications from regional organizations in East Africa for programs to support the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future strategy for East Africa. An Annual Program Statement (APS), the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM), is intended to expand and diversify the pool of partners USAID collaborates with by providing grants or cooperative agreements to regional indigenous African institutions, including the private sector. Individual applications should be in the range of $100,000 to $1,000,000, with project length of a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 36 months. Successful applicants must be operational in at least two of the following countries and legally registered in one: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and/or Uganda. Applicants must have the experience, presence and organizational mandate to operate in a regional context and contribute to the regional goals and objectives of the East Africa Feed the Future strategy. The strategy can be found at: http://www.feedthefuture.gov/sites/default/files/country/ strategies/files/EastAfricaFTFMulti-YearStrategy.pdf. Interested parties can locate the APS at www.grants.gov; search by the keyword “AIIM” to find the announcement and other supporting documents, or go to the APS directly on the webpage: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=B3mnRwJbxBzSwHNhcZyz1 4gf3QZGQLQLgRJP6TV1nnGv3nC21X1r!-2128858829?oppId=230933&mode=VIEW Submissions for the next review are due no later than 5:00 pm on March 1, 2014 and must be sent electronically to AIIM@usaid.gov. Applications must respond to the specific format, instructions and deadlines provided in the APS to be considered valid. There will be two conferences for interested applicants: in Kenya on January 21, 2014, at The Lord Erroll Restaurant in Gigiri, Nairobi and in Tanzania on January 23, 2014, at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel. The conferences will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interested applicants that are not able to attend either conference in person have the option of attending the Nairobi conference on January 21, 2014, virtually through a webinar. Conference participants must cover all personal costs of attending. Participation is limited to two individuals per organization. To register for either conference or the webinar, or to submit questions regarding conference logistics, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your name, contact information, title, and organization and specify the conference you plan to attend.
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