Announcement – Rapid Response Fund

Cooperative Agreement No: AID-167-A-15-00001

Rapid Response Fund
Request for Applications (RFA)

Issue Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 16:00
Submission Location: electronically at [email protected]

Dear Applicants,

Advocacy Training and Resource Center (ATRC), the implementing partner for USAID’s Engagement for Equity Program (E4E), is seeking applications from qualified Kosovar Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) for Rapid Response Fund.

Awards will be made in five thematic areas:

  1. Women in Governance and Economy;
  2. Empowering Women through Enhanced Awareness of Women’s Property Rights;
  3. Increased protection and awareness of vulnerable populations’ rights.
  4. Expand Participation of Persons with Disabilities (PwD); and
  5. Expand Youth Participation

USAID/ATRC throughout E4E Program intends to fund multiple grants in response to this RFA. All awards will be administered in accordance with applicable regulations as follows:

  • ADS 303
  • ADS 303 Mandatory Standard Provisions for Non-U.S.-Non-Governmental Recipients
  • 48 CFR 31.2 (for-profit organizations)

Rapid Response Fund is the single open call, re-launched in February 2018, calling for application submissions until April 2020.

In response to this RFA, E4E Program is anticipated to award:

  • Multiple awards under Rapid Response Fund for all five thematic areas can range up to $25,000.

The proposed budgets will be negotiated based on the scope of the Program proposed by the grantee.

The winning projects will have various timelines but must end by November 2020.

A comprehensive and detailed RFA Package (including Full Application Form, Budget Form, and Cost Proposal Guidelines) may be obtained from ATRC at:

  • Electronic version of complete RFA can be downloaded at:
  • CD copies may be obtained from ATRC at St. Gazmend Zajmi, No.20 Prishtina, Kosova;
  • [email protected]

Applications can be submitted up to April 30, 2020. Electronic copy must be submitted before the closing date.

The RFA includes all information required to apply for a grant, however, questions on this RFA should be submitted to:

Attention: E4E Staff
ATRC Office: Str. Gazmend Zajmi No.20, Pristina, 10000, Kosovo
Office Number: 038 244 810
E-mail: [email protected]