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Applications (RFA)-Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ)


Countries/Region- Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) for a five-year Cooperative Agreement titled “Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ)” Technical Assistance Project in Ethiopia to support the Ethiopian Ministry of Education’s (MOE’s) efforts in developing a nationwide reading and writing program that will reach the vast majority of Ethiopian primary students.

USAID has a heavy focus on providing technical expertise in international best practices of teaching reading and writing; expertise that is to be applied to a variety of Ethiopian languages in order to develop syllabi, curricula and materials for both students and teachers. This project will provide direction, support, technical leadership and administrative support to the MOE at both national and local levels. The authority for the RFA is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

The purpose of this Program Description is to obtain technical assistance and services proposals from qualified institutions for implementation of “Reading for Ethiopia‘s Achievement Developed (READ) Technical Assistance project in Ethiopia.The ETP states that English will be the medium of instruction for secondary and higher education and will be taught as a subject beginning from grade one. After the new ETP, a number of policy and strategy changes were made governing the planning, management and delivery of education services, including decentralization.

USAID policy encourages competition in the award of Grants and Cooperative Agreements. In response to this RFA, any U.S. or non-U.S. organization, non-profit, or for-profit entity is eligible to apply.
USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.
Applicants are encouraged to propose a cost share contribution under this program. Type of costs acceptable for cost share are consistent with 22 CFR 226, including overhead and/or indirect costs.
There are no additional minimum qualifications other than those described herein