**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**
The higher education activity objective is to increase the skilled, employable workforce in Malawi with emphasis on educating Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW). This will be achieved by three intermediate results (IRs), as seen in the activity results framework, which are to:
- increase equitable access to higher education especially for vulnerable populations (girls, youth in rural areas--students, especially girls, graduating from community day secondary schools, and youth with special needs),
- increase access to quality distance learning and short-term training, and
- improve bridging to employment by linking education and training to labor market needs as well as improving the entrepreneurship and business skills of youth so that they are better able to contribute to the economic growth of the country.
This activity will be delivered predominantly through partnerships with Malawian public universities, select secondary schools, and public and private sector employers (formal or informal).
CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: 11:59pm MST March 21, 2018
USAID Deadline for Questions: 7:00am MST March 15, 2018
USAID Full Proposal Deadline: 7:00am MST May 21, 2018
Eligibility for this award is restricted to colleges and universities.
Limited Submission Guidelines
Organizations may submit only one application under this opportunity.
Award Information and Duration
USAID intends to provide approximately $9,000,000 - $9,600,000 in total USAID funding allocated over a four year period of performance.
A cost share of not less than 10% of the total program cost is required for the applicant to be eligible for the award.