USAID India: HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV/AIDS Solicitation

Program Summary

The United States Agency for International Development in India (USAID/India), is seeking concept/application for a cooperative agreement from qualified and eligible organizations to fund a program to rapidly demonstrate and assess efficient and effective models of HIV/AIDS services for key populations (KPs), their partners, spouses and children. This program will assist the Government of India (GOI) in accelerating epidemic control to achieve an AIDS-free generation in India consistent with the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV/AIDS and STI2017-2024.

To support the GOI’s goal of an AIDS-free generation, this activity will rapidly demonstrate and assess new models to increase accessibility, availability, and demand of high quality, comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services; while strengthening systems and the enabling environment for KPs, especially hard-to-reach KPs, their partners, spouses and children to have equitable access to HIV/AIDS and social services. To ensure scale-up of these models by the GOI, a robust learning agenda will be integrated throughout all aspects of the activity.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email if interested

USAID Questions Deadline: 10:30am MST March 20, 2018

USAID Clarifications Deadline: 10:30am MST April 4, 2018

USAID Full Proposal Deadline: 10:30am MST May 6, 2018


USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The successful applicant(s) will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment (Pre-award Survey) by the Agreement Officer (AO).

The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit only one application under this opportunity.

Award Information and Duration

USAID anticipates awarding one Cooperative Agreement with a total estimated cost of $20,000,000 to support activities over a five-year period divided into two phases broken down as: 36 months (Phase I) and 24 months (Phase II).

USAID has established a required cost share of 10% for the recipient of the award.