Annual Program Statement- Catalyst Fund for Relief and Response (CFRR)

The Lebanon Civic Action Accelerator Program (LEB-CAAP) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded civil society strengthening program (2021-26) implemented by Family Health International (FHI 360). It will provide a combination of grants, technical assistance, and partnerships aimed at accelerating civil society activism to address Lebanon's compounded crises and advance long-term rights-based reforms.

LEB-CAAP introduced its first grant opportunity: The Catalyst Fund for Relief and Response to address the increasing needs and challenges of relief and response actors in Lebanon, as a result of the compounded crises that are impacting the country. The Fund aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society actors to continue and/or expand their services and help them improve the effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and inclusivity of their relief and response services.

 The purpose of this Annual Program Statement (APS) is to solicit applications for funding under the Catalyst fund for Relief and Response.  FHI 360 is seeking full applications from civil society actors looking to enhance their ability to serve and respond to the increasing relief and response needs of local communities, as they operate in an uncertain and rapidly changing environment.

To learn more about the Catalyst Fund, the available funding, types of projects, eligibility and evaluation criteria along with the application process and submission deadlines, please refer to the Annual Program Statement and supporting documents attached under 'Related Documents' in this post.


How to apply

Full details of the Annual Program Statement are available in the ‘CFRR Annual Program Statement – Modification 3’ attached to this post. 

The Competition Timeframe of this APS is from April 1, 2022, until May 31, 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with an evaluation conducted on a quarterly basis, over 4 rounds, as per the schedule below.

To enter the third round of evaluation, applicants may apply on the following online portal attachments 2 and 3 are available on the right side of this announcement. Application and attachments are only accepted through the provided link by February 28, 2023.

Application submission deadlines:

Round 1: May 31, 2022 (CLOSED)

Round 2: September 30, 2022 (CLOSED)

Round 3: February 28, 2023

Round 4: May 31, 2023

Three solicitation workshops were held according to the below schedule. 

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023: Beirut
  • Monday, January 30, 2023: North
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023: Online


You can send any questions you may have to the LEB CAAP team to the following email address [email protected] no later than 03 February 2023.

A list of questions and answers will be shared and posted on daleel Madani during the week of 6-10 February 2023.


For the Arabic version, please visit the following page ببيان البرنامج السنوي لصندوق المحفز للإغاثة والاستجابة | Daleel Madani (

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الثلاثاء, 28. فبراير 2023
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