(1) Post-Selection Information
Following selection of an acceptable Development Plan by TIF and USAID, TIF will inform the successful applicant in writing about the progression to the co-creation process for a final application. The final application will be submitted to USAID for approval.
Potential partners must attend a compliance workshop with TIF before co-creating the technical and financial application. The final application will be submitted to USAID for approval. Final award is contingent on USAID approval. A grant agreement will be signed by TIF’s Chief-of-Party and it will become the official authorization document. TIF will provide this document either electronically or in hard copy to the successful partner’s main point of contact.
TIF also will notify unsuccessful applicants concerning their status after selections have been made.
(2) Important USAID Compliance Information
Successful applicants chosen for co-creation will participate in a USAID compliance workshop with TIF staff. Rules and requirements will be explained prior to the co-creation process.
All USAID-sponsored assistance awards are required to adhere to branding policies and revised marking requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in accordance with ADS 320. This includes visibly displaying the USAID Standard Graphic Identity that clearly communicates assistance is “From the American People” on all activities, projects, activities, publications, public communications, and commodities provided or supported through USAID assistance awards. ADS 320 may be found at the following website: www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/320.pdf
B. Environmental Procedures
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 requires that the impact of USAID’s activities on the environment must be considered and environmental sustainability must be a central consideration when designing and implementing an activity.
C. Reporting Requirements
Activity implementation reporting will be determined based on the outcome of the collaborative finalization of the planned activity and the delineation of roles and responsibilities. An annual performance monitoring and evaluation plan using established baseline data and specific, measurable targets and indicators will also be agreed upon. Financial reporting will be in accordance with the requirements of the obligating document.
D. List of Ineligible Goods
USAID funds are not allowed to buy from the following list of ineligible goods: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1876/312.pdf
E. Prohibited Countries
The US Government does not do business with, i.e. purchase goods or services, from prohibited source, nationality, and origin countries. The current list of countries under comprehensive sanctions include Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
USAID requires all successful grant applicants submit a signed copy of applicable certifications and assurances. TIF will work with the applicants during the co-creation process to explain and obtain the appropriate certifications and assurances.
(3) Administration of Grant Award
Awards to U.S. organizations will be administered in accordance with 2 CFR 200 Subpart E, ADS 303 and USAID Standard Provisions for U.S. nongovernmental organizations. For non-U.S. organizations, USAID Standard Provisions for non-U.S. non-governmental organizations apply.
Applicants may obtain copies of the referenced material at the following websites:
2 CFR 200: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=0a5b7fee6378930cce72564449dd8bb7&mc=true&node=sp2.1.200.d&rgn=div6
Standard Provisions for U.S. Nongovernmental Rcipients: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1864/303maa.pdf
Standard Provisions for Non-U.S., Nongovernmental Recipients: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/303mab.pdf