Public Announcement on Availability of Disability Program Funding

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation’s Inclusive Development Hub (DDI/ID) is inviting all interested USAID Missions to apply for FY20 Disability Funding to support programming in the area of Employment and Economic Empowerment (EEE).

Approximately $7 million is available for this Mission-wide, competitive program (subject to finalization of funding levels). Submissions will be considered within the following two funding ranges: (1) from $300,000 to $500,000, and (2) from $500,001 to $1,000,000.

Projects may be stand-alone targeted interventions, or they can be mainstreamed within larger Mission interventions. Within the EEE theme, projects should reflect the most pressing needs in the country and align with the Mission’s development priorities. All proposals should be guided by the provisions set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

All awards (grants or cooperative agreements) under this request for concept papers will be administered through and managed by Missions. Funding will be provided from USAID/Washington to Missions for this purpose and they are responsible for all obligation requirements, award management, and project oversight. Please note this announcement is NOT a USAID/Washington-issued Annual Program Statement (APS) or Request for Proposals (RFA). Rather, USAID Missions have been informed that these funds are available should they wish to participate in applying for them.

Qualified organizations interested in this funding opportunity should contact their local USAID field Mission for more information on this program. Mission contact information can be found at: or

The deadline for submission of proposals to USAID is at close of business (17:00) on March 12, 2021. Submissions will only be accepted by email sent to the following email address:

No proposals will be accepted after this deadline.

Please find the following documents: