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Partnership Checklist

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Want to be a part of USAID’s efforts to build a world that is safer, healthier, and more prosperous? We are here to help.

Are you ready to work with USAID?

Before you run any race, you need to prepare. This checklist will help you examine, and verify your readiness to work with USAID, get connected to the USAID partner ecosystem, and take actions that will accelerate your partner journey.

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Is my organization eligible to work with USAID?
  • Generally speaking, almost any organization is eligible to work with USAID. 
  • USAID funding comes from the American People and its budget is set by Congress, in negotiation with the Executive Office. Each USAID notice of funding opportunity defines eligibility requirements. Two levels of eligibility exist: (1) “Unrestricted eligibility” has no limitations on eligibility, whereas (2) “restricted eligibility” may be limited by organization type, location, or efficiency. Here’s an example of a notice of funding opportunity (PDF).
How do I prepare my organization to work with USAID
  • Access steps, helpful resources, and practical guidance to get ready to partner with USAID through the “How to Work with USAID” online training series.
  • Become familiar with USAID acronyms with the “Acronym Soup” video (English) (Spanish subtitles) and this quick reference guide (PDF).
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