USAID WASHpals grant – Habit Formation Approaches and Gender Equity & Social Inclusion Innovations for Hygiene Behavior Change

Request for Expressions of Interest for “Habit Formation Approaches and Gender Equity & Social Inclusion Innovations for Hygiene Behavior Change”

  • Opportunity Number: WASHPaLS-EOI-001
  • Issuance Date: June 2, 2017
  • Questions Due Date: June 8, 2017; 12 noon ET
  • EOI Submission Due Date: June 23, 2017; 5:00 pm ET
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The WASHPaLS Grant program contributes to the project’s learning agenda by supporting grantees to investigate innovative ideas in programming for the adoption of key hygiene behaviors. usaidlogo

Over the life of the project and through several rounds of solicitations WASHPaLS expects to award at least 10 grants to investigate the effectiveness of innovative approaches to improving and sustaining hygiene behaviors.

The objective of this initial round of grants is to support learning related to the application of habit formation and Gender and Social Inclusion principles to hygiene behavior change (HBC). Applicants must specify which of the two areas their EOI addresses. EOIs may be for new stand-alone activities or for activities that build-on or complement on-going projects. For purposes of this REOI, HBC refers to those behaviors that link directly to diarrheal disease and mortality and morbidity of children under age five in the household, including:

(1) safe disposal of adult and child feces;

(2) handwashing with soap;

(3) safe drinking water management; and

(4) food hygiene.

WASHPaLS anticipates awarding up to four (4) grants from this solicitation. The number of awards is dependent upon the number of meritorious applications received and available funding. Depending on the applications received, WASHPaLS will determine how many awards will be issued to each focus area. WASHPaLS and USAID reserve the right to award none, one, or multiple grants as a result of this solicitation. Awards are anticipated to range from $50,000 to $300,000. In accordance with Automated Directives System (ADS) 302.3.4.13, U.S.-based organizations are limited to $100,000.

Additional information is available in this document.

Also, there is a helpful Questions and Answers document.

7 responses to “USAID WASHpals grant – Habit Formation Approaches and Gender Equity & Social Inclusion Innovations for Hygiene Behavior Change

  1. PMU Liberia sees this as a great opportunity to galvanize support from you in response to the WASH need and behavior change for the people of Lofa County, Liberia

  2. Community Health Education and Social Services (CHESS-Liberia)

    The Community Health Education& Social Services (CHESS) is a reputable and well experience Liberia based national NGO with more than 14 years experiences in the fields of preventive health and sustainable community development. In Liberia, access to safe drinking water sources including good hygiene practices continue to challenge the Wel-being of more that 50% of Liberian especially those in rural and slums communities. Given this menace, CHESS have resolved to submit EOI to ensure the promotion of WASH in slums and vulnerable rural communities in Liberia. Please visit:

  3. Society Aid International

    SocietyAid International is into Women, Girls and children development as well as community development.
    We are applying for the funding so kindly consider our application.

  4. WASH activities has taken grate deal of my time by, training, mentoring, monitoring the WCAs, WASCOMs on hygiene and sanitation through the support of EU WSSRP II in ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA. the programme ended 17th of May,2017. During the time, new agency was created called STOWA (Small Town Water and sanitation Agency). since EU wssrp II has ended, the Agency needs your support to continue monitoring communities that has been triggered, as well replicated to other communities of the state.

  5. Dr poojashaheen ahmad

    I am working with a ngo in india i wish work for Women hygiene related to monthly periods india large no of women not aware of using pads in periods …this really very unfortunate for this i really want to do work for this purpose pls help…

  6. Soorya Vennila

    I am a professor working with a reputed university in India. I would like to work among the slum women and children to make them believe and dessiminate the need of attitudinal changes on sanitation. health and hygiene

  7. Shalik Ram Dhital

    I am PhD student at the University of Newcastle Australia. I am going to study about the impact of health promotion intervention on handwashing with soap to improve maternal knowledge and reduce infectious diseases among children under five years in Nepal.
    I am looking for travel and project intervention “Randomized Control Trial” (RCT) funds in the remote area of Nepal.

    Would you please support my research project? What further process should be followed to obtain research funds from you?
    I am waiting for your responses

    Sincerely yours,
    Shalik Ram Dhital

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