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Funding Opportunity Number:
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Aug 31, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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The core objective of the program is to assist the Kenyan government and communities through cooperative agreements to a consortium, or consortiums of, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are not for profit and/or Public International Organizations (PIOs) to increase resilience to drought and flash floods while simultaneously increasing access to improved water supply and sanitation services, and improving hygiene behaviors, for poor and vulnerable populations in the arid counties of Turkana, Marsabit (including Moyale District), Garissa, Isiolo, and Wajir in Kenya. Through its investments, USAID proposes the following objectives:
1. Increase water storage capacity in arid lands, through improving natural and artificial storage.
2. Improve WASH conditions at health facilities and nutrition centers frequently utilized during emergency response.
3. Improve access to safe drinking water sources, improve access to and usage of point of use water treatment products, promote good hygiene behaviors and use of sanitation facilities as a means of reducing diarrheal disease in areas with recurrent emergency levels of malnutrition and around areas of improved water storage.
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