**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.**


USAID ACCESS Program in Madagascar Solicitation

Program Summary

The ACCESS activity aims to support activities that will contribute to USAID/Madagascar's five-year (2016-2020) Health Development Objective (DO) focused on “sustainable health impacts accelerated for Malagasy People.” By building upon the successes and lessons learned from USAID’s health programs Mikolo, MAHEFA, Mahefa Miaraka, and Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), this activity will increase the capacity of the Malagasy health system to deliver quality essential health services to rural and urban populations. The activity will strengthen the service delivery continuum through community health volunteers (CHVs), primary health facilities or Centre de Santé de Base (CSBs), and district hospitals by improving clinical and non-clinical skills of health providers and through focused efforts to strengthen health systems at the district level and below. The activity will also engage with regional health authorities to ensure coordination and effective management of health activities in their districts. Work at the national level will focus on the development of in-service training curricula for health providers and development of performance improvement and quality assurance measures. In addition, ACCESS will work to develop healthy norms and health seeking behaviors and build the capacity of Malagasy institutions to lead and coordinate social and behavior change activities.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested

USAID Question Deadline: 6:00am MST March 13, 2018

USAID Full Proposal Deadline: 6:00am MST April 19, 2018


Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Organizations may submit only one application under this opportunity.

Award Information and Duration

USAID/Madagascar intends to provide approximately $90,000,000 in USAID funding over a five year period. USAID/Madagascar intends to award one Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this opportunity.

A minimum cost share of 7% of the total estimated amount of the award is required.