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JSI Awarded Two-Year Extension for APC Project

April 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that USAID has awarded JSI Research and Training (JSI) a two-year extension for the Advancing Partners and Communities project, extending our completion date from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019, as well as increasing our ceiling by an additional $41 million on top of our original $210 million award.

The two-year extension will enable JSI and partner FHI 360 to continue our critical work to provide community-based family planning services, training, and other support to underserved communities throughout the world, especially the most marginalized populations.

APC is a 5-year USAID-funded project that advances and supports community programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relation to family planning. APC provides global leadership for community-based programming, executes and manages small and medium-sized sub-awards, supports procurement reform by preparing awards for execution by USAID, and builds technical capacity of organizations to implement effective programs.

APC helps build the capacity of NGOs in three ways:

  • Provides technical assistance to NGOs to support their ability to implement effective community-based programs in all health sector areas, including community-based family planning (CBFP).
  • Supports procurement reform by giving grants to NGOs that are carrying out community-based activities.
  • Builds the capacity of NGOs to initiate or expand these services.
APC was designed with a broad mandate so that it can contribute to, partnerships with other donors and the private sector, health sector strengthening, country ownership, improved metrics, gender integration within and across sectors and identification of innovative and successful approaches. Missions can use APC to give grants to local NGOs if they do not have sufficient capacity to directly oversee grants programs. Missions can also work with APC to give grants to NGOs that do not yet meet USAID eligibility criteria and help them bridge that gap.

Visit the APC website to learn more about the project.