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USAID is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with decisive action at home and abroad. Our priorities in the COVID-19 response are to protect the safety and health security of our global workforce, ensure that we can continue our life-saving mission across the world, and support partner countries in their response to COVID-19.

We encourage potential partners to continue monitoring and (new fedbizops) for new grant and contract opportunities related to COVID-19. Please note that as of July 6, 2020 the COVID-19 Unsolicited Concepts inbox has been closed. The Agency will continue to accept unsolicited concepts for COVID-19 through the standard, LPA-managed process. All future unsolicited concepts and applications should be submitted to USAID according to the Agency’s Unsolicited Proposals and Grant Applications guidance. For details please visit:

Please note that concepts already received by the COVID-19 Unsolicited Concepts inbox may still be under active review.

In addition, we recommend the following resources to help the COVID-19 response effort directly:

  • If you want to donate or volunteer time or services, please visit the USAID Center for International Disaster Information’s website at
  • The CIDI website also provides information for private sector organizations interested in supporting response efforts.
  • Like all emergency responses, cash donations are the most efficient form of assistance. Unlike material donations, cash involves no transportation costs, shipping delays, or customs fees. It also enables relief organizations to spend more time providing aid by spending less time managing goods.