Sunday, May 13, 2012

RFA for Health Communications

USAID has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) posted May 04, 2012 for a Cooperative Agreement to strengthen and implement state-of-the-art health communications in the U.S and globally. Applications for the proposed Health Communication Capacity Project or to be known as “HealthComm-Capacity” are welcome from U.S. based non-profits, for profits, private voluntary organizations, Institutions of higher education, and non-U.S. Nongovernmental International Organizations (NGO).

USAID encourages applicants to propose creative collaborative partnerships with other U.S and/or international organizations, NGOs, private voluntary organizations, and firms, especially small businesses.

The proposed project will provide technical leadership in health communication that will help the professional exchange of data, study emerging trends, plus develop and disseminate technical and operational guidance.

USAID will support the five year agreement for assistance with health communication by investing approximately $24,000,000 in core funds and up to $75,000,000 in field support. Core funds will be used to improve the understanding of the role of communication in health, conduct multi-country studies to find ways to strengthen health communications, and complement and/or extend the current toolkit used by current or past USAID partners, and host regional and global experience-sharing and knowledge management events.

The grant application (SOL-OAA-12-000017) is due June 12, 2012. Questions are due by May 18th via email to Terry Vann Ellis at To read the solicitation, go to