Educating the Future Activity

United States Agency for International Development

Relevent Country: Georgia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the USAID Educating the Future Program.

The purpose of this Program is to strengthen the quality and equality of the general education system in Georgia. The activity will support the Government of Georgia (GoG) in enhancing the quality of pre-service teacher education programs; building the capacity of school administrators as instructional leaders; and strengthening the implementation of decentralization policies with a specific focus on refining the roles and responsibilities of Educational Resource Centers (ERCs) and improving their capacity to support schools.

Objectives

This activity aims to strengthen the quality and inclusiveness of the general education system in Georgia. The activity has three main objectives:

  • Objective 1: Enhance the quality and inclusiveness of pre-service teacher education programs
  • Enhance the teaching and learning quality of existing pre-service teacher programs
  • Promote recruitment for higher-education teaching programs (with an emphasis on ethnic minorities).
  • Objective 2: Improve school governance
  • Improve the quality and inclusiveness of existing or new higher-education programs for education administrators
  • Strengthen GoG school governance policies and provide continuous professional development opportunities for school administrators.
  • Objective 3: Support the decentralization of the general education system in Georgia
  • Strengthen GoG decentralization policies with a focus on ERCs
  • Support the continuous professional development of ERC staff.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $14,000,000
  • Award Floor: $14,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted.
  • U.S. and non-US organizations may participate under this NOFO.
  • Pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 2 CFR 200.400(g), it is USAID policy not to award profit under assistance instruments such as cooperative agreements. While for-profit firms may participate, pursuant to 2 CFR 700.13(A)(1) Prohibition against profit, no funds will be paid as profit to any for-profit entity receiving or administering Federal financial assistance as a recipient or subrecipient, and as such, for-profit organizations must waive profits and/or fees to be eligible to submit an application.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. USAID will not accept applications from individuals. Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for federal financial assistance on the same basis as any other organization and are subject to the protections and requirements of Federal law.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The successful applicant(s) may 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.

Source: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344379