– REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) FOR INNOVATION GRANTS
USAID EFFECTIVE WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE SERVICES (E-WASH) PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) FOR INNOVATION GRANTS
E-WASH is seeking to issue grants to local non-US organizations including:
1) Large youth-led women-led organizations.
2) Business development service providers and non-governmental organizations, and
3) Tertiary institutions for the purpose of implementing scalable innovative solutions to strengthen urban WASH governance and operations. E-WASH has a strong interest in leveraging the expertise of new and underutilized partners. This Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) will have multiple rounds in an ongoing basis through October 31, 2020
Background on USAID Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) Program
As part of the United States Government (efforts to address gaps in urban water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Services in Nigeria, USAID/Nigeria aims to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial and technical viability of six (6) State Water Boards (SWB) in Abia, Delta, Imo, Niger, Sokoto, and Taraba States (1-STAND) E-WASH will work towards achieving the following mutually reinforcing objectives
i. Creating professionally managed and commercially oriented WBS,
ii. Improving the financial and operational viability of SARS.
iii. Strengthening policy, institutional and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH services and
iv. Building national and state WASH advocacy, coordination, and communications for reform.
The 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 SWBs of Abia, Delta, Imo, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba allied stakeholders to advance broad-based economic growth and resilience through improved WASH services in urban areas