Request for Applications Process

APC's approach for the sub-grant process is flexible and adaptable in order to meet the needs of USAID missions as well as technical teams and grantees. The grants solicitation & management team will serve as a "one-stop shop" for USAID and grantees, as appropriate, from solicitation design to grant close-out.

Steps of the RFA Process

RFA Step 1

Solicitation Development

RFAs can be written by USAID, APC, or jointly.

RFA Step 2

Release of Solicitation

Question and answer process is facilitated.

APC receives applications and reviews them for eligibility.

RFA Step 3

Application Evaluation

APC facilitates the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC).

As necessary, APC facilitates the best and final offer process before the TEC finalizes their selection(s).

RFA Step 4


APC issues a pre-award survey to selected applicants and prepares award documents for USAID approval.

RFA Step 5

Approval and Award

APC obtains Agreement Officer Representative (and if necessary, Office of Acquisition and Assistance) approval to issue the award.

RFA Step 6

Monitoring and Reporting

Technical oversight is determined and APC receives regular technical and financial reports from grantee.

As necessary, APC prepares subaward modifications.

RFA Step 7


APC submits final grantee reports to USAID and all other close-out actions are completed.

Please note, APC does not accept unsolicited applications from organizations looking for funding. Organizations interested in applying for funding through APC should monitor the Current Solicitation section of the website.