Development Innovation Ventures
Agency for International Development
Current Closing Date for Applications: Nov 02, 2017
Award Ceiling: $15,000,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Agency Name: Agency for International Development
The purpose of this APS is to disseminate information to prospective applicants so they may develop and submit applications for USAID funding. This APS: (A) describes the types of activities for which applications will be considered; (B) describes the funding available and the process and requirements for submitting applications; (C) explains the criteria for evaluating applications; and (D) refers prospective applicants to relevant documentation available on the internet. USAID/LAB anticipates awarding multiple grants and/or cooperative agreements as a result of this APS. To be competitive under this solicitation, applications must be fully responsive to all directions under this APS document.
Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) supports the piloting and rigorous testing of innovative approaches to solving international development problems and supports transitioning those innovations with evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness to scale. DIV’s aim is to create a portfolio of innovations across sectors that improves the lives of millions of the poor around the world, especially individuals in extreme poverty and other vulnerable groups.
DIV funds innovations that target USAID’s Mission Statement. We define innovation broadly to include new technologies, new ways of delivering and/or financing goods and services, more cost-effective adaptations of existing solutions, new ways of increasing uptake of existing proven solutions, or policy changes/shifts/nudges based on insights from behavioral economics.