The Call for proposals for Muskoka Initiative Partnership Program is now closed.
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Partnerships with Canadians Branch (PWCB) is launching a $75 million call for projects over $500,000 to take a comprehensive and integrated approach to address maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), under its Partners for Development Program.
The objective of this call is to support Canada's Muskoka Initiative to achieve concrete development results that will reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality.
At the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit, Canada championed a major initiative to improve maternal, newborn, and under-five child health in developing countries through which $1.1 billion is dedicated in new funding for MNCH.
Projects must align with the elements and principles of Canada's contribution to the Muskoka Initiative, which will focus its efforts along three key paths:
Projects must be implemented in eligible countries with high rates of maternal and child mortality.
This call will fund projects from Canadian organizations in partnership with organizations in developing countries. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2014. CIDA will contribute $500,000 and more to projects on a cost-shared basis of up to 3:1. For example, partners would contribute at least $500,000 to a $2 million project. Overhead will be included in CIDA's contribution.
With this call, CIDA will:
Organizations submitting proposals must be incorporated in Canada and have at least three years' experience managing and delivering maternal and child health initiatives in developing countries.
PWCB will assess all completed proposals on a comparative basis against the following five partnership principles, which are explained further in the Partners for Development Program Application Guidelines:
The proposal must meet mandatory principles 1 and 2 in order to be further assessed against principles 3 to 5.
PWCB will not accept application forms or supporting documentation by mail or by fax.
Completed applications must be submitted by 12:00 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time), January 31, 2011.
To ensure transparency and fairness to all applicants, CIDA will not discuss applications until all organizations have been notified of decisions regarding their proposals. However, applicants can submit questions regarding the process via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. CIDA will post all questions and answers concerning the guidelines on Frequently Asked Questions. Questions will be acknowledged within one working day. Information posted on CIDA's website, Application Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section CIDA's website, represent the only official interpretation of the application process.
Applicants that do not meet principles 1 and 2 will be notified in writing immediately. All other applicants will be advised of the results by May 31, 2011, with the exception of certain proposals requesting more than $20 million that may require additional review steps prior to approval. A PWCB officer will then contact successful applicants to discuss the contract details. PWCB will also send a letter to all unsuccessful candidates to inform them of the decision and any areas for future improvement.
Please note that proposals for any projects that will be implemented in Haiti also require endorsement by the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC). To facilitate this process, organizations must fill in and upload to PARTNERS@CIDA the IHRC New Project Concept Note along with the completed application form and other mandatory/supporting documents. CIDA will submit the form to the IHRC on behalf of the organization.
Countries of Focus in bold
*If your project has a Haiti component, please see the Haiti Recovery and Reconstruction background information.
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