U.S AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR APPLICATION (RFA) NUMBER RFA- LEVERAGING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE RESOURCES IN NIGERIA TO READ ACTIVITY – 1872
TITLE OF OPPORTUNITY: EDUCATION ASSESSMENT RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE FEDERAL AND STATES GOVERNMENTS OF NIGERIA
ISSUE DATE: 26/09/2023
DEADLINE FOR QUESTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS: 23-10-03 6:00PM LOCAL TIME
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 2023-10-10 6:00PM LOCAL TIME
The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria to Read Activity (LEARN), implemented by Creative Associates International, Inc (Creative), is seeking applications from eligible applicants to fund a program entitled Education Assessment related Technical Assistance to the Federal and States Government of Nigeria.
Funded by the U.S Agency for International Development and in close partnership with Federal partners and select Nigeria states (designated as legacy (Bauchi and Sokoto), launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils. The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the Federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform. The Project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and Federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR grains. LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost-efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.
ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Interested applicants may obtain a full copy of RFA, including detailed submission instructions by:
- Registering with creative through its online grants management system (SMART) at https://smart.fluxx.io/ or
- Making a written request to Grants Team at [email protected]
Interested applicants registering online will be able to view the full RFA via the grantee portal.
To be eligible for an award, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements detailed in the RFA and provide all required information. Award/awards will be made to the eligible and responsible applicants whose applications are most responsive to the program objectives and selection criteria.
Issuance of this RFA does not constitute an award commitment on the part of LEARN nor does it commit LEARN to pay for any costs incurred by a potential applicant while preparing/submitting questions or an application. All preparation/submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.
Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.