USAID: Inclusion III-b Program in Vietnam


Relevent Country: Vietnam

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam (USAID/Vietnam) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the “Inclusion III-b” program.


  • INCLUSION III-b will contribute to the INCLUSION project goal via four objectives detailed in the project results framework:

Rehabilitation services expanded;

  • Direct multidisciplinary rehabilitation services provided to about 7,875 persons with disabilities in the target provinces, of which 75% (5,906) have improved basic daily living functions.
  •  Improved capacity for delivering multi-disciplinary services in 23 rehabilitation units in three target provinces.
  •  Treatment skills improved about 577 rehabilitation practitioners with at least 40% complete a medium or long-term training (from six months).
  • Provincial rehabilitation resource centers/hospitals identified with improved capacities for mentoring and supervision.
  • Increased quality and availability of assistive products/technologies provided to persons with disabilities in target provinces. The distribution channel for assistive products/technologies developed for each province.
  • Increased the engagement of local private service providers in expanding service provision in the target provinces.
  • At least 10 rehabilitation service packages (with priority given to service for persons with disabilities) developed, priced and institutionalized at national or provincial and district levels.
  •  Rehabilitation action plans developed and implemented.
  •  Quality of the provincial rehabilitation information management system improved and effectively informed treatment.
  • Improved governance of rehabilitations service system in Vietnam by supporting initiatives that promote:
  • The development of rehabilitation sector policies and frameworks;
  •  Promote treatment outcomes measurement in rehabilitations;

Social services expanded;

  • Institutional care, home care and psychological support/mental health care provided to about 7,875 persons with disabilities resulted in improved outcomes.This group of beneficiaries might or might not be the same as the group that benefited from rehabilitation services depending on the beneficiaries’ need.
  • Care skills improved for about 10,000 family members and caregivers in communities, centers, and/or hospitals (including psychological support).
  • Care systems developed/piloted.
  • Improved independent living skills of persons with disabilities.
  • A provincial responding mechanism is in place to address GBV issues.

Disability policies improved; and

  •  Reduced physical, social and attitudinal barriers that prevent the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities;
  • Increased proportion of new public buildings and facilities in the targeted provinces meet the accessibility standards for persons with disabilities with support from the project.
  •  Evidence of proactive contribution to the revisions of disability law and policies.
  •  The number of social organizations, clubs, and associations of persons with disabilities participating in advocacy to support persons with disabilities increased by 20%.

Partners’ capacity in disability service management improved

  • Improved capacity for sub-recipients in service delivery, or managers of programs for persons with disabilities supported by the project;
  •  Updated information for 100% of Agent Orange victims in local disability management information systems;
  •  Increased the capacity and number of partner local organizations (for-profit and not-for-profit) in providing services for persons with disabilities.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $16,200,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted, except for the 937 Geographic Code for the Applicant and all proposed sub-recipients.
  • While for-profit firms may participate, pursuant to 2 CFR 200.400(g), it is USAID policy not to award profit to Recipients and subrecipients under assistance instruments. However, while profit is not allowed for sub-awards, the prohibition does not apply when the recipient acquires goods and services in accordance with 2 CFR 200.317 -326, “Procurement Standards.” Forgone profit does not qualify as cost-share.
  • Each applicant must be found to be a responsible entity before receiving an award. The Agreement Officer (AO) may determine that a pre-award survey is required in accordance with ADS 303.3.9.1 to determine whether the applicant 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 established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. Applicants who do not currently meet all USAID requirements for systems and controls may still be eligible under special award considerations and should not be discouraged from applying.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. The Recipient is encouraged to promote involvement of “underutilized” partners and local organizations in the implementation of this activity.
  • 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.