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USAID Seeks Applications for $13 Million Grant to Combat Malaria in The Gambia

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a call for applications for a Cooperative Agreement to implement the Gambia Malaria Elimination Activity (GMEA). This program aims to significantly reduce malaria cases in The Gambia with up to $13 million in funding available.

USAID is inviting qualified entities to apply for this funding opportunity, emphasizing that eligibility is not restricted. “We are looking for applicants who can effectively meet the objectives of this critical initiative,” said a USAID spokesperson. “Malaria continues to be a significant public health challenge in The Gambia, and we are committed to supporting efforts to eliminate this disease.”

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) thoroughly. The NOFO provides detailed information on the type of activity sought, application submission requirements, and the selection process.

To be considered for the award, applicants must comply with the requirements detailed in the NOFO, including eligibility standards outlined in Section C. The application process is competitive, and the merit of each proposal will be assessed based on specific criteria.

“The registration process can be lengthy, so we advise potential applicants to begin early to ensure all requirements are met,” noted the USAID spokesperson. “Applicants must also regularly check the grants.gov website for any amendments to the NOFO.”

For those facing technical difficulties, USAID recommends contacting the Grants.gov Helpdesk. “We understand the application process can be complex, and support is available for those who need assistance,” the spokesperson added. “Our goal is to ensure that all eligible entities have the opportunity to apply.”

The deadline for submitting questions regarding the NOFO is approaching, with responses to be shared with all potential applicants through amendments posted on grants.gov. USAID also reserves the right to cancel the process at any time.

“This announcement does not constitute an award commitment from the Government,” the spokesperson clarified. “Applicants should be aware that all costs incurred in the preparation and submission of their applications are at their own risk.”

USAID’s initiative reflects a strong commitment to improving public health outcomes in The Gambia. The GMEA aims to reduce the incidence of malaria, a disease that poses a significant health threat in the region.

“Malaria elimination is a top priority for us,” said the USAID spokesperson. “We are looking forward to receiving innovative and effective proposals that will help us achieve this goal.”

 

Editor: Gabriel Ani

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