Innovative Solutions to Development Challenges in Haiti
Phase 1: Concept Paper
Konbit seeks concept papers for innovative solutions to key development challenges in Haiti within the sector in which your organization intervenes.
For example, if your organization’s area of expertise is gender, then your proposed innovative solution would address a gender-related development challenge.
Similarly, if your organization is best known for its agri-business initiatives, then you would identify a key agribusiness development challenge and propose an innovative solution to that challenge.
All national and local organizations are eligible to apply as per Section II below. While applicants are developing their concept papers, they may NOT solicit information from Konbit, its staff or USAID that would give them a competitive advantage over others. However, applicants may submit questions to Konbit by 28 July 2017. Questions from all applicants should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be compiled and responses will be sent to all applicants to ensure transparency and consistency of information. Konbit will conduct a review of all concept papers utilizing the eligibility and selection criteria outlined in Section II.
Phase 2: Full Application
Those successful applicants will be notified and asked to attend a ‘Next Steps Clinic’ in which Konbit will provide information on developing a full application for submission. Following the Next Steps Clinic, applicants will have two weeks to develop a full application based on their successful concept paper. Konbit will conduct a second review and evaluation on the full applications. Successful applicants will be notified to ‘proceed in cycle’ to the pre-award phase. Acceptance of a successful concept paper or application does not guarantee a grant award.
Possess sound managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve project results under a Fixed Amount Award;
Possess and apply a system of internal controls in order to safeguard assets, protect against fraud, waste, and conflicts of interest;
Are in good standing with all civil and fiscal authorities
Are willing to sign required USAID certifications
Are not barred from receiving US Government (USG) funds
Konbit encourages applications from organizations and companies with and without prior USAID experience and will all be considered equally.
Konbit encourages applications from organizations with existing funds to apply for supplementary or related funding for an innovative initiative.
The following organizations are not eligible for this Grant funding:
Political parties and their subsidiaries or affiliates;
Organizations that appear with a negative determination on the SAM, OFAC or UN SD Lists
Organizations that promote or engage in illegal activities or anti-democratic activities;
Faith-based organizations that are not in compliance with Automated Directives System (ADS) 303.3.6.4.m, which is in accordance with Executive Order 13279, Equal Protection for the Laws of Faith-based Community Organizations;
Any governmental entity
 Meaning an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that:
Is legally organized under the laws of;
Has its principal place of business or operations in;
Is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of; and
Is managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the country receiving the assistance.