Projects selected for RISP awards
Selected projects will receive up to 10,000 USD in support of a six-month acceleration program to optimize their innovation for scale. As part of the acceleration program, selected projects will undergo a diagnostic evaluation to identify strategic areas for intervention so as to accelerate their pathway to scale.
RAN reserves the right to award a larger or smaller grant amount. RAN may also apply additional geographic, thematic, gender, and other considerations as additional evaluation criteria. Applications may also undergo additional USAID review including initial environmental impact assessment, vetting, special notification, and approval by an applicant’s country USAID Mission. A responsibility determination will be conducted on all applicants for their status regarding United States Government (USG) sanctioned individuals and entities as those ineligible to apply include any individuals participating in, linked to, or sponsoring subversive activities including criminal acts, terrorism or related activities.
Applications that are awarded grants are bound by all provisions of the RAN Cooperative Agreement which flow down to any subsequent sub-awards. This also includes title to and use of Intangible (Intellectual) Property where “Intangible Property” means, but is not limited to, copyrights, inventions and patents, and data first produced under the RAN Cooperative Agreement. Intangible property is subject to the requirements set forth in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations on Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (22 CFR 226.36