USAID People to People RFA

By: David J. Smith, February 19, 2016

USAID intends to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) this month to support “people-to-people” conflict mitigation and reconciliation programs and activities that bring together individuals of different ethnic, religious, or political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict and war in the following countries:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal (including cross-border programming with Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and The Gambia), Uganda, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Colombia.  The RFA will be published on with Funding Opportunity Number “RFA-OAA-16-000007.”

More information about people-to-people programming is available in USAID’s “People-to-People Peacebuilding:  A Program Guide” at:

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $16 million

Award Ceiling:  $1,500,000

Award Floor:  $100,000

Review the notice at under the “Related Documents” tab.  If you are unable to access any documents, please contact Ms. Leigh Carlson, Acquisition and Assistance Specialist, at  Note that USAID will NOT answer questions or requests for information until the RFA is issued – and will NOT accept applications prior to the RFA issuance.

Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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