Annual Program Statement


Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) runs an open competition for bold development ideas in any sector and any country in which USAID operates. 

Those interested in applying to the DIV competition must first submit a Expression of Interest (EOI) for review. Guidance on how to apply can be found in DIV's Annual Program Statement (APS). Although the FY14-15 APS has expired, it includes the most detailed information on DIV's evaluation criteria and should be used as a resource when applying to DIV.

The purpose of this APS is to disseminate information to prospective applicants so that they may develop and submit applications for USAID funding. This APS:

  • Describes the types of projects for which applications will be considered;

  • Describes the funding available and the process and requirements for submitting applications;

  • Explains the criteria for evaluating applications; and,

  • Refers prospective applicants to relevant documentation available on the internet.

USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted under this APS. After the closing date for applications, the Selections Manager ( becomes the sole point of contact for all applicant inquiries.

Note: All communication and inquiries should be done through and applications should be submitted to

Applications sent by any other means (including will not be considered.

Applicants are encouraged to closely review DIV's APS for the most detailed information on how to apply.

Additional resources can also be found on these pages:


Last updated: May 18, 2015