If your institution has a good idea which is linked to an Agency sector or specific country strategy, for which there are no competitive opportunities, USAID accepts, for review, well-conceived, innovative unsolicited concept papers and proposals that advance U.S. foreign assistance objectives (as these are articulated in the Agency websites). Interested parties should explore the Agency's web page (http://www.usaid.gov) to review and determine the joint interests of your institution as these relate to USAID's strategic objectives in the sectors (for thematic programs) and countries where you wish to operate. After you have determined the programs or countries of common interest, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate USAID Regional and Central Bureau Officials listed below. These officers can guide you to items of mutual interest and identify USAID personnel in that country to contact.
USAID will not support proposals that operate only in the U.S. and will not fund infrastructure development in the U.S. Concept papers and proposals that apply the understanding of USAID development goals and objectives (specifically sector, country strategies) will be more competitive than those do not.