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Request For Applications: Afya Jijini SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (AJSG)

Request For Applications: Afya Jijini SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (AJSG)

Deadline: February 10, 2018

The USAID/Kenya and East Africa Afya Jijini program is designed to strengthen Nairobi City County’s institutional and management capacity to deliver quality healthcare services. Afya Jijini’s strategic goal is to “Improve County-level Institutional Capacity and Management of Health Service Delivery” with the purpose of improving and increasing access and utilization of quality health services through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of health systems.

Through the Afya Jijini Small Grants (AJSG) program, which focuses on mobilizing existing community-based networks of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) and Faith Based Organizations (FBO’s) in Nairobi City County, Afya Jijini seeks interested applicants to implement the Afya Jijini Small Grants (AJSG) Program over a period of six months with a possibility of extension. Successful applicants will contribute to specifically achieving the program’s three main sub-purposes:

Sub Purpose 1: Increase access and utilization of quality HIV services.
Sub Purpose 2: Increase access and uptake of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and nutrition services.
Sub Purpose 3: Strengthen the county and sub-county health systems.

Performance for all AJSG activities will take place within the prime contract period of three (3) years which is September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018.

This Request for Applications (RFA) seeks applicants interested in proposing grant-funded activities to support the USAID/Kenya and East Africa, Afya Jijini Small Grants program. Specifically, the program is seeking to fund the following types of activities:

1. AJSG WASH 2018 – 002
2. AJSG HIV Testing and Counseling 2018 – 008
3. AJSG VMMC 2018 – 009
4. AJSG Adherence 2018 – 010
5. AJSG Respectful Maternity Care 2018 – 011

Download the budget worksheet here.

Interested applicants may either collect the complete Request for Application documents from the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Afya Jijini Program office, send an email request to or download the complete set of documents above.

Submission of Applications
Applicants are required to submit the following information:
1. The completed application form, grant application budget form, implementation timeline, applicant self-assessment form, and required signed certifications.
2. Copy of a valid and current registration certificate.
3. Copy of the organization’s charter and by-laws.
4. Copy of the last three (3) years’ annual financial reports, including balance sheets, statements of cash flows and income & expenditure reports, all sealed and approved by a licensed audit firm, if available.
5. Other documents (if necessary) may be requested at a later date.

Applications should be submitted in hard copy to the Afya Jijini office at the address below and should reference “AJSG RFA Ref. No. 2018-xxx (indicate RFA number for the application e.g. 002 for WASH) dated January 10, 2018.”

USAID/Kenya and East Africa
Afya Jijini Small Grants Program
Goodman Towers, 9th Floor
Waiyaki Way, Opposite Old Safaricom House
P.O. Box 21035 – 00505, Nairobi

In addition, an electronic copy of the complete application packet should be emailed to

Applications (Technical and Budget proposals and supporting documentation) must be submitted by no later than 5:00 PM (local time) on February 10, 2018.

Please submit all questions or requests for clarifications concerning this RFA to the attention of the Afya Jijini Program via email to The deadline for submitting questions or requests for clarifications is January 17, 2018 (5:00 PM).

Responses to questions, clarifications and any amendments to the RFA will be posted to the official IMA website, under contracting opportunities:

There will be an Application Development Workshop for all interested applicants on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at the Prideinn Hotel on Westlands road from 9am to 12 pm.

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