Attention! New phase of PPA Solidariedade opens second call for request for proposals from implementers

PPA Solidariedade, an intersectoral partnership led by USAID, NPI Expand, Plataforma Parceiros pela Amazônia (PPA) and SITAWI, opened a second call for the public notice in search of implementers for Phase 2 of the project. Funds are available for implementers who want to carry out projects in response to the new coronavirus pandemic in the Brazilian Amazon, including actions to support the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19, in addition to strengthening public health services in the Amazon Region for the prevention and control of diseases. virus infection. Interested organizations must complete the available forms and attachments on this link, in addition to submitting all requested documentation by March 21.

Subject to the availability of resources, the partnership intends to grant donations in a minimum amount of USD 100 thousand (approximately BRL 520,000.00) and a maximum amount of USD 250 thousand (approximately BRL 1.3 million) per organization. Organizations may be eligible to receive multiple grants simultaneously of up to USD 250,000 per grant agreement. Bidders must submit budgets in reais. The public notice had already been opened in December, with a request for a concept note. Now, in this second call, potential implementers must submit full proposals. All organizations that are not currently participating in this call can participate in this phase.

Proposals must respond to the strategies described in the table below and follow the directions of the notice, present on this link.

 Objective 1: Broad, effective and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as its safe and effective application.Objective 2: Reduce the morbidity and mortality and transmission of COVID-19 and strengthen health systems, including prevention, detection and response to pandemic threats.

 Projects addressing mental health are encouraged to read the USAID Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) protocol to support programmatic integration of mental health into COVID-19 response.

 The first phase of the Solidarity PPA had with an initial funding of around R$ 10.3 million from USAID through NPI Expand in 2020, the initiative has raised over R$ 18.2 million from private sector partners. Between 2020 and 2021, the partnership has already distributed more than 23,000 basic food baskets and hygiene kits, trained more than 500 community health workers, donated more than 1.4 million masks made by local seamstresses and disseminated educational prevention messages to more than 875 thousand people in the region. 

 

Important dates

Bidders Conference: March 7, 2022, 14:00 – 15:30, Brasília Time (event by invitation, interested bidders must send an email with the names of the participants).

Deadline for Questions: March 10, 2022, 23:59 (Brasilia time).

Deadline for submitting eligibility and due diligence documents: March 14, 2022, 23:59 (Brasilia time).

Deadline for receipt of proposals: March 21, 2022, 23:59 (Brasilia time).

All inquiries regarding this RFA should be sent to EXPAND.EOI@thepalladiumgroup.com, with copy to: francia.poholchuk@thepalladiumgroup.com; felipe.storch@thepalladiumgroup.com; igor.albuquerque@thepalladiumgroup.com [use title: RFA # 2/ NPI EXPAND BRAZIL PPA Solidarity Phase 2- NAME OF ORGANIZATION].

 

See here the forms and attachments to be filled out.

1st call questions and answers.

 

About PPA

The Partners for the Amazon Platform (PPA) is a platform for collective action by the private sector to foster new models of sustainable development in the Amazon. Its objective is to develop and identify tangible and innovative solutions for the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources in the Amazon, as well as guaranteeing the quality of life for communities in the region. Together with its four Thematic Groups (Entrepreneurship, Bioeconomy, Markets and Territories), it seeks to leverage social and environmental investments, fostering the development of transforming partnerships, sharing best practices and creating a collaborative environment for the development of joint solutions to Amazonian challenges.