The USAID E-WASH Program is part of USAID’s wider efforts to build closer coordination with the Government of Nigeria (GON), including the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR), select State Water Board (SWBs), and allied stakeholders, to advance broad-based economic growth and resilience through improved WASH services in urban areas.
The overall objective of the USAID E-WASH Program is to assist the GON to expand and improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance and financial and technical viability of select SWBs in Nigeria. The USAID E-WASH Program recognizes that, for the desired reforms to take place citizens’ engagement, citizens’ participation, advocacy and mobilization of agencies must be reformed and strengthened.
The USAID E-WASH Program will work toward achieving the following mutually reinforcing objectives:
Create professionally managed and commercially oriented SWBs.
Improve the financial and operational viability of SWBs.
Strengthen policy, institutional, and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH services.
Build national and state WASH advocacy, coordination, and communications for reform.
Anticipated results for this grant may include, but are not limited to;
WASH reforms that improve access to improved water supply and sanitation are introduced, adopted, repealed, changed, or implemented in SWBs.
WASH sector reforms, accountability, social transparency, policies, and institutional and regulatory frameworks at the SWB and national levels promoted through advocacy, coordination, and strategic communications.
Accountability and social transparency of SWBs are enhanced
Funded recipients will be expected to comply with E-WASH reporting requirements, including the reporting of grant activities, numbers of individuals reached, documentation of lessons learned, and evidence of organizational networking. All projects will submit monthly and annual narrative and financial reports. Feedback will be provided to grantees on reports submitted (monthly reporting will be revised to quarterly reporting for CSOs that demonstrate effective reporting standards).
Anticipated awards Funding amount for each award (estimated maximum) Twenty-Five (25) grants across five (5) states. Up to 150,000 USD.
Be legally registered in Nigeria
Have physical space to conduct their activities.
Have a proven track record of successful implementation of projects in the state.
Have been active for at least 3 years operating within their sector and respective state.
Have three (3) or more full time or part time members of staff.
Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, not acting as an intermediary/consultant.
Be willing to comply with all technical and financial requirements for participation in the program, including reporting and documentation of project activities, communication strategy and capacity development opportunities.
Be willing to participate in assessments, trainings, workshops, or other activities considered important for achieving project goals and strengthening organizational capacity
Be eligible to receive awards from the United States Government.