Where Can I Find USAID Contract and Grant Resources?

USAID announced plans to fund almost $300 million in new aid programs in Afghanistan over the next five years. This article gives readers information about how they might be eligible to participate in these and other US government programs as a grant recipient or contractor.

USAID’s website here provides a detailed review of its grant and contracting process, from project design to solicitation to award.

USAID posts its contract solicitations on the Federal Business Opportunities website, otherwise known as FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov). USAID posts its grant opportunities on the federal grant site here (www.grants.gov).  These sites list contracting and grant opportunities for USAID, and for all of the US federal government.

On the grant and contract sites you can search for projects by country, by subject, by government agency and a variety of other filters.

Of interest to many of our readers, USAID has pages dedicated to small businesses that are new to US government grant and contract programs and are interested in partnering with USAID. On this site, USAID links to a variety of resources discussing a mentor/protégé program, subcontracting options, and a listing of grant and contract opportunities geared towards smaller companies.

If you are interested in becoming a USAID grantee or contractor, we encourage you to thoroughly read USAID’s site to learn about the opportunities that exist.

If you are a US government contractor or grant recipient who has questions about your legal rights, we offer a free initial case review. For more information about the legal services we offer contractors and grantees, please see our Legal Services page here or email us at atty@vkvlaw.com.

Navigating the U.S. Legal System, If You are a USG Contractor (or Sub) Outside the U.S.

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Many companies that are located outside the United States, and that are contractors and subcontractors on United States Government (USG) projects, are unaware of the legal systems and rights that can apply to their contracts and interactions.  Working on project for the U.S. government does not necessarily mean, if problems come up, you can sue the U.S. government. Your complaint may instead be against the prime contractor company with whom you have a contract. There are a variety of factors that determine who you can sue, where and how, when your work is connected to the U.S. government or a U.S. company working overseas. This article gives a high-level overview of law and areas of the U.S. legal system that could apply to your matters.

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