Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean Learning and Rapid Response (LACLEARN)
APS Period: October 1, 2023 - September 29, 2024
Contract No. 7200AA19D00006/7200AA20F00015
Development Professionals, Inc. – Making Cents International (DPI-MCI)
Purpose: The FY2024 APS is issued to describe the program objectives and the types of activities for which grant applications will be considered; describe the process and requirements for submitting grant applications; and explain the criteria for evaluating potential grant concepts. It further outlines the process for the application, review, and award of grants to support DRG efforts in LAC over the indicated period.
LACLEARN GUCs: The LACLEARN Task Order contributes to USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) work in the LAC region through research and analysis on key DRG issues, as well as a platform for rapid response in transition environments. LACLEARN GUCs supports the mechanism’s objectives with complementary work in the region; for example, such grants may provide research support for rapid response DRG issues, or be used to pilot innovative DRG technical approaches, implement research, disseminate learnings, and other related learning and analysis objectives.
Eligibility: These grants may include work by civil society organizations or may include partnerships with universities or research organizations, for example. The APS targets countries in the LAC region, including Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Technical themes may include citizen security and crime/violence prevention; democratic backsliding and authoritarian resurgence; accountable, transparent, and effective governance; and innovations in monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Technical approaches may include learning, dissemination of new knowledge, or testing of new ideas; as well as targeted and timely DRG analytical support in countries experiencing political crises or emerging from conflict.
Please see the full APS for eligibility requirements and application instructions here.
Please see Freequently Asked Questions from Grantee Applications here.