Request for Applications Feliz Activity

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Relevent Country: Mozambique

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Fortifying OVC services, Empowering adolescents, and youth, and Leveraging and Incorporating community feedback in Zambezia (FELIZ) Activity.

The Activity’s main components are prevention services, testing, linkage to care, comprehensive case management, and support to systems that promote community and government ownership of the HIV response.

The overall purpose of the FELIZ activity is to support GRM’s efforts to reduce the burden of HIV in selected provinces in Mozambique. The goal is to reduce HIV incidence and improve health outcomes of households vulnerable to and/or impacted by HIV in Mozambique.

This proposed Activity ties into USAID/Mozambique’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective:

Healthier and Better Educated Mozambicans, Especially the Young and Vulnerable, and is designed in line with PEPFAR’s 5×3 Strategy.

Annual work plans will be guided by the Country Operational Plan (COP) to stay in line with PEPFAR goals, and activities will be data-driven and adapt based on program successes and challenges. Adhering to best practices from U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS), HIV testing services (HTS), and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming, this Activity will focus on reaching the most vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and OVC; addressing harmful gender norms; reducing HIV incidence; identifying HIV-positive persons and monitoring their treatment; while increasing community and government ownership of management and monitoring systems.

Funding Information

USAID intends to award a Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide forty-nine million US Dollars ($49,000,000.00) in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period.

Target Groups

Specific target groups include children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV); children, adolescents, and youth at risk of acquiring HIV; caregivers of C/ALHIV and caregivers who are HIV-positive; local communities with high-HIV prevalence; and not yet identified people living with HIV (PLHIV) that need to be linked to care and treatment services.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility for this RFA is restricted to Local Mozambican Organizations (Local Entities).
  • For the purpose of this section, local entity means an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that:
  • is legally organized under the laws of;
  • has as its principal place of business or operations in;
  • is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of; and
  • managed by a governing body, the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of a country receiving assistance from funds.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.