The Filipino American community in the United States has provided immense support of the Philippines post-Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. USAID has been partnering with the Philippines for more than 50 years and is committed to supporting the country’s efforts to emerge from Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda stronger than ever and remain a vital economic and political partner in the region.
The USAID/Philippines Mission recognizes the importance of partnering with the diaspora community to achieve its development objectives. USAID/Philippines welcomes proposals for public-private alliances that mobilize human and financial resources from the diaspora to address post-disaster development challenges faced by communities directly impacted by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
USAID/Philippines is making a special call to submit concept papers for funding focused on Diaspora Engagement to Rebuild Livelihoods after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. The specific objective(s) are to:
1) Rebuild livelihoods and support microfinance in communities directly impacted by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
2) Improve the preparedness of vulnerable communities to deal with future natural disasters in the Philippines.
Note that this opportunity has expired, check back for future opportunities.
USAID expects to receive proposals that match USAID resources with private sector resources at a rate of at least 1:1. USAID/Philippines may allocate up to $2 million over the course of the next fiscal year to fund partnerships, with funding for each proposal estimated in the range of $250,000 to $1 million.
We plan on hosting a series of conference calls and other engagements to help the community understand what this opportunity entails, what elements to consider before applying and what the application process will be like.
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For more information about USAID’s development assistance to the Philippines, please visit http://www.usaid.gov/philippines.