Food for Peace
Small Grants and Institutional Strengthening Program
1 and 2
NGO Strengthening Assistance Program
PROTEJA – Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Shelter Project
Strengthening Leading Mozambican NGOs and Networks
New Partners Initiative Technical Assistance Program
CAP South Africa
Integration of Maternal Nutrition and Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of PMTCT
Local Partners Capacity Building Program
NGOConnect.Net is a dynamic and interactive Web portal dedicated to connecting and strengthening NGOs, networks and NGO support organizations worldwide. It provides some of the best tools, theoretical frameworks, innovations and lessons learned that the NGO community, donors and worldwide support organizations have to offer.
NGOConnect.Net is supported by USAID through the Capable Partners Program (CAP).
Capable Partners Program (CAP)
The Capable Partners Program (CAP) works across technical sectors to strengthen the organizational and technical capacities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), intermediary support organizations (ISOs) and NGO networks.
CAP provides technical assistance, training, and grants management to help USAID Missions and operating units enhance their NGO programs. Competitively awarded by USAID Washington, no additional competition is needed to execute an Associate Award under CAP. New Associate Awards may be executed until August 10, 2013 and may run through August 10, 2018.
CAP's programmatic objectives are to:
- Strengthen operational and technical capacity of local NGOs, networks and ISOs;
- Build and support linkages among local organizations (NGOs, coops, networks, governments and businesses);
- Increase capacity of NGOs, networks and ISOs to advocate for key policies or programs; and
- Disseminate tested innovations, best practices and lessons learned via traditional and new media.
Leader Award (funded by the USAID Office of Development Partners): CAP core-funded activities include an 18-month training series in advocacy and monitoring and evaluation; NGO Tips, a series of brief technical papers on working effectively with NGOs; NGO and network institutional strengthening; grants to support the development of NGO networks; an interactive, electronic web portal, NGOConnect.NET; and research and publications, including case studies of NGO networks and organizational assessments and strengthening tools.
Associate Awards (funded and designed by Mission or USAID/Washington): CAP accepts Associate Awards from Missions and USAID/Washington in support of specific objectives. CAP has received funded requests for activites for PEPFAR small grants and institutional strengthening, anti-trafficking, NGO organizational and technical strengthening, advocacy skills building and NGO-government partnerships.
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
American Red Cross
Citizens Development Corps
Freedom from Hunger
Goodwill Industries International
Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy
Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
National Cooperative Business Association
ORT International Cooperation