Request for Applications (RFA) 1 - Engaging Schools in Water and Sanitation

Despite ample natural water sources, Lebanon is a country in a state of “water impoverishment”. Inefficient water resources management (WRM) and deficient Wastewater (WW) management capacity are jeopardizing the health of the Lebanese people and overwhelming the environment.

The Lebanon Water, Sanitation, and Conservation (WSC) USAID-funded Project engages citizens and the private sector to enhance their water stewardship, increasing efficiency in the protection of water resources, and improve water and wastewater services to around 600,000 people by expanding the capacity of public water utilities and local governments to treat wastewater.

WSC is increasing the volumes of wastewater treated, reducing the pollution and water losses that harm water sources, improving service delivery to citizens, and facilitating partnerships between public water utilities, municipalities, the private sector, civil society organizations, and citizen groups to introduce innovative solutions and improve governance in the water and wastewater sector across Lebanon.

The Water Sanitation and Conservation (WSC) Project’s purpose is the enhanced conservation and protection of Lebanon’s water resources through achieving three objectives:

1) Capacity of wastewater (WW) and sanitation management expanded

2) Efficiency of public water utilities to manage water resources increased

3) Citizens’ water stewardship enhanced

Under this Request for Applications, DAI intends to award grants to support schools’ engagement in the water and sanitation sectors.
DAI intends to provide grants to legally registered organizations ranging from US $100,000 to US $300,000, subject to the availability of funds and the type and size of the proposed solution, and with duration not to exceed 18 months. DAI anticipates to notify the awarded applicants within approximately 80 calendar days from the RFA closing date.

How to apply

Issuance of the RFA

Friday March 4, 2022

Requesting RFA document

Interested entities may obtain full details of the Request for Applications by sending an email to [email protected] by Monday, March 14, 2022

Applicants' Conference

An Applicants' Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (location to be confirmed by email)

Deadline for submission of Questions

Interested entities are invited to submit their questions if any, to [email protected] by Friday, March 18, 2022

Deadline for submission of Applications

Complete Applications should be submitted to [email protected] by Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday, 04. Apr 2022
Type of Call
Call for Applications
Intervention Sector(s):
Development, Water sanitation and hygiene