Apply: Urban WASH CSO Capacity Building Grant

Deadline: 15 June, 2020

The USAID Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) Programme aims to build the capacity of core partner civil society organisations (CSOs) that are receiving and managing grants from the Programme in line with the USAID Forward initiative. Toward this, E-WASH is seeking to partner with eligible CSOs, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Nigerian institutions of higher learning, and/or for-profit entities to build the capacity of its partner CSOs in the intervention states.

The overall objective of the USAID E-WASH Programme is to assist the GON to expand and improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial and technical viability of selected State Water Boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. The Programme will concentrate on solidifying state, municipal and utility-level governance gain which will manifest in improved water supply services, and improve the ability to regulate, manage, and expand sanitation services.

These efforts align with the USAID Water and Development Strategy (WDS) 2013/2018 strategic objective to improve health outcomes through the provision of sustainable WASH. They also align with the USAID Nigeria Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) which seeks to strengthen good governance, improve responsiveness of selected government institutions and increase capacity for civic advocacy, monitoring and engagement.


  • Funding amount for each award (estimated maximum): Up to $200,000
  • Duration of award: One year


  • Be legally registered as a CSO, NGO, Nigerian institution of higher learning, and/or for-profit entity and have capacity to operate in Nigeria
  • Have a physical office in Nigeria
  • Have a proven track record of successful implementation of WASH-related capacity building interventions in Nigeria
  • Have been active for three years, minimum, operating within their sector and respective state
  • Have three or more full- or part-time staff
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, not acting as an intermediary/consultant
  • Be willing to comply with all technical and financial requirements for participation in the programme, including reporting and documentation of project activities, communication strategy and capacity development opportunities
  • Be willing to participate in assessments, trainings, workshops, or other activities considered important for achieving project goals and strengthening organisational capacity
  • Be eligible to receive funded awards from the United States of America government

To apply and for more information, click here.

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