USAID E-WASH Grants in Nigeria-Applications are now open for the USAID Effective Water Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH Program) “Civic Advocacy and WASH Stakeholders Engagement Grant” in Nigeria.
The USAID E-WASH Program is part of USAID’s wider efforts to build closer coordination with the Government of Nigeria (GON), including the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR), select State Water Board (SWBs), and allied stakeholders, to advance broad-based economic growth and resilience through improved WASH services in urban areas.
The overall objective of the USAID E-WASH Program is to assist the GON to expand and improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance and financial and technical viability of select SWBs in Nigeria. The USAID E-WASH Program recognizes that, for the desired reforms to take place citizens’ engagement, citizens’ participation, advocacy and mobilization of agencies must be reformed and strengthened.
- Purpose for Funding Opportunity
The purpose of the partnership grant is to encourage participation and collaboration with partner State Water Boards (SWBs) toward approaches to support WASH service delivery. The grants will support local entities (CSOs, CBOs, Associations, etc.) that have a coherent plan to achieve on of the following:
- enhance social accountability and institutional transparency within water utilities;
- promote, organize or enhance urban water or sanitation service delivery;
- enhance advocacy and strategic communication efforts to spur transformational change in the sector;
- use behavior change communication to promote key hygiene behaviors; or
- engage in other related sector themes that help achieve E-WASH contract objectives.
The partnership grant will be awarded in combination with technical assistance, training, and/or other inputs toward the achievement of specific objectives that respond to expressed local needs in and contributes to the achievement of stated expected results in E-WASH partner states. At the time of issuances, these states are: Abia, Delta, Imo, Niger and Taraba. Opportunities for leveraged funds, is encouraged, which are expected to be higher from a private sector partnership with local CSOs.
Issuance of this RFA does not constitute an award, a commitment on the part of RTI or USAID nor does it commit to pay for costs incurred in the submission of an application. In addition, this RFA is not intended to replace any current or future funding agreements organizations may have with any government department.
USAID E-WASH Grants in Nigeria-Objectives
The USAID E-WASH Program will work toward achieving the following mutually reinforcing objectives:
- Create professionally managed and commercially oriented SWBs.
- Improve the financial and operational viability of SWBs.
- Strengthen policy, institutional, and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH services.
- Build national and state WASH advocacy, coordination, and communications for reform.Expected Results
Anticipated results for this grant may include, but are not limited to;
- WASH reforms that improve access to improved water supply and sanitation are introduced, adopted, repealed, changed, or implemented in SWBs.
- WASH sector reforms, accountability, social transparency, policies, and institutional and regulatory frameworks at the SWB and national levels promoted through advocacy, coordination, and strategic communications.
- Accountability and social transparency of SWBs are enhanced
- Funded recipients will be expected to comply with E-WASH reporting requirements, including the reporting of grant activities, numbers of individuals reached, documentation of lessons learned, and evidence of organizational networking.All projects will submit monthly and annual narrative and financial reports.
Feedback will be provided to grantees on reports submitted (monthly reporting will be revised to quarterly reporting for CSOs that demonstrate effective reporting standards).
USAID E-WASH Grants in Nigeria-Funding Information
Anticipated awards Funding amount for each award (estimated maximum) Twenty-Five (25) grants across five (5) states. Up to 150,000 USD.
USAID E-WASH Grants in Nigeria-Eligibility Criteria
- Be legally registered in Nigeria
- Have physical space to conduct their activities.
- Have a proven track record of successful implementation of projects in the state.
- Have been active for at least 3 years operating within their sector and respective state.
- Have three (3) or more full time or part time members of staff.
- Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, not acting as an intermediary/consultant.
- Be willing to comply with all technical and financial requirements for participation in the program, including reporting and documentation of project activities, communication strategy and capacity development opportunities.
- Be willing to participate in assessments, training, workshops, or other activities considered important for achieving project goals and strengthening organizational capacity
- Be eligible to receive awards from the United States Government.Apply by 5th September.