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Foreign Assistance to American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA)

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
United States Agency for International Development
CFDA #: 98.006

Who is eligible to apply...

The applicant should be a non-profit U.S. organization, which either founded or sponsors the institution for which assistance is sought. Preferably, the applicant should be a tax-exempt organization under section 501C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The applicant must demonstrate a continuing supportive relationship with the overseas institution. Evidence of this support would be the provision of financial and management support for the institution.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:

The overseas institutions must demonstrate competence in professional skills and exhibit sound management and financial practices. An applicant for a new overseas institution must present a strategy that demonstrates the ability to achieve professional competence, commitment to promote U.S. ideas and practices, and to operate in accordance with sound management and financial practices. Institutions must be open to all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, color, or national origin. All overseas institutions are expected to reflect favorably upon, and to increase the understanding as well as to enhance the image of the United States. An applicant requesting capital assistance for procurement of durable commodities and/or construction/renovation assistance must provide a firm estimate of the total cost (including cost share and U.S. contribution) for which assistance is requested. Such applicants must also provide information and assurances with respect to right to occupy the premises and/or the land upon which new construction is planned.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.