Foundational Literacy and Numeracy for Children with Disabilities

Issue Date: March 16, 2023
Pre-Application Conference: March 23, 2023 8:00 a.m. Indian Standard Time (IST)
Deadline for Questions: March 28, 2023, 11:55 p.m., Indian Standard Time (IST)
Closing Date and Time: April 25, 2023, 11:55 p.m., Indian Standard Time (IST)
Subject: Notice of Funding Opportunity #72038623RFA00003
Program Title: Foundational Literacy and Numeracy for Children with Disabilities
Federal Assistance Listing Number: 98.001

Ladies/Gentlemen:The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy for Children with Disabilities Activity. Eligibility for this award is not restricted, open to all eligible and qualified non-government entities. Therefore, USAID encourages the participation, to the maximum extent possible, of all U.S., local and international non-governmental organizations.

USAID intends to make an award to the applicant(s) who best meets the objectives of this funding opportunity based on the merit review criteria described in this NOFO subject to a risk assessment. Eligible parties interested in applying are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of program sought, application submission requirements and selection process.

Subject to the availability of funds, USAID anticipates making a single award as a result of this NOFO to the applicant who best satisfies the NOFO requirements. To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in this NOFO and meet eligibility standards in Section C of this NOFO. This funding opportunity is posted on, and may be amended. It is the responsibility of the applicant to regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this notice of funding opportunity and to ensure that the NOFO has been received from the internet in its entirety. USAID bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion process. If you have difficulty registering on or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726
or via email at for technical assistance.

USAID/India will be hosting a virtual pre-application conference to provide potential applicants with a better understanding of the NOFO requirements. The conference will be held online on March 23, 2023 from 8a.m. to 10a.m. IST. Participation is limited to only two persons per organization. USAID encourages all interested participants to attend. RSVP by March 21, 2023 to Ms. Charushila Lal at with a copy to to obtain a link to attend the conference. The USAID attendance list is restricted and will not be shared.

USAID may not award an applicant unless the applicant has complied with all applicable unique entity identifiers and System for Award Management (SAM) requirements detailed in SECTION D.

The registration process may take many weeks to complete. Therefore, Applicants are encouraged to obtain them early to be eligible to apply for this NOFO.

Please send any questions to the point(s) of contact identified in Section D by the deadline shown above. Responses to questions received by the deadline will be furnished to all potential applicants through an amendment to this notice posted to

Issuance of this notice of funding opportunity does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the Government nor does it commit the Government to pay for any costs incurred in preparation or submission of comments/suggestions or an application. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant. All preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

Thank you for your interest in USAID programs.
Cheryl Hodge-Snead
Agreement Office

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