“USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices. USAID/ASHA awards help cultivate positive relationships between citizens of the United States and other nations.
The Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad began in 1947 and was incorporated into USAID by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Since its inception, USAID/ASHA has achieved a visible legacy by providing assistance to approximately 300 institutions globally and aiding in the development of innovative and state-of-the-art schools, libraries, and medical centers in more than 80 countries. USAID/ASHA’s record of contributing to and building connections with vibrant networks of civil society institutions extends through 25 U.S. Congresses and 17 presidential administrations. USAID/ASHA currently manages a worldwide portfolio of approximately 110 awards and is an invaluable complement to USAID’s wide-ranging development work.
The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 29, 2017. Applications must be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please see the full announcement for further information on how to submit an application.
USAID/ASHA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018
The five-year strategy lays out a plan for USAID/ASHA to continue serving its legislative mandate and the USAID mission effectively by promoting sustainable partnerships, sharing the expertise of the United States to enhance the quality of health and education worldwide, and helping build dynamic civil society institutions abroad.
This document has been developed collaboratively, drawing on the input of peer offices within USAID, implementing partners, and legislators. Continued feedback from all of USAID/ASHA’s stakeholders is welcome as USAID/ASHA serves the American people by supporting the demonstration of the ideas and practices of the United States.”
Excerpted from https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/business-funding/grant-programs/american-schools-and-hospitals-abroad