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Request for Applications (RFA) for Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) Program

Upcoming opportunity from the United States Agency's Displaced Children and Orphans Fund Program, requesting applications for programs focusing on family-based systems of care and responses for children outside of family care.

Applications must be submitted by October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm EDT (Washington, DC time).

On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Learning (WL) invites organizations to submit their written applications in response to the Request for Application (RFA) for projects to improve the safety, well-being, and development of highly vulnerable children in four priority countries: Cambodia, Columbia, Guatemala, or Rwanda. Under this RFA, WL is anticipating to award up to three sub-grants from the Special Programs to Address the Need of Survivors (SPANS) Grant Solicitation and Management (GSM); each sub-grant will be a maximum of $1 million for a 27-month project. An organization may submit no more than one (1) Application that addresses one (1) or more of the following four (4) areas:

1.  Development of family-based systems of care, including reunification, kinship care, foster care, and adoption;
2.  Develop capacities and increase the effectiveness of the child welfare workforce in ways that directly result in moving children into family care;
3.  Develop a system to document individual children as part of a case management system to place children in family care;
4.  Initiate a system to enumerate children outside of family care in countries where the number of such children is unknown and where this lack of visibility is a barrier to moving children into family care.

For organizations interested in responding to this RFA, Program Description, Application Instructions, and Eligibility and Selection Criteria can be retrieved from the RFA PDF uploaded on the following website:

Questions concerning this RFA should be submitted by email to Bill Saur at with a copy to Luisa Angelsmith at by October 2, 2012 at 1:00pm EDT (Washington, DC time). A list of questions and answers will be posted on the website mentioned above on or about October 5, 2012. In the case you encounter problems downloading the RFA, please also contact the individuals listed above.

Applications must be submitted by October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm EDT (Washington, DC time). One (1) electronic copy of the Application should be sent and addressed to Bill Saur at with a copy to Luisa Angelsmith at


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Published Oct. 8, 2012 10:19 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:10 PM