USAID worked with partners in 2010 to distribute hygiene kits and to survivors of Indonesia’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
USAID worked with partners in 2010 to distribute life-saving hygiene kits and other relief supplies to survivors of Indonesia’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
Danumurthi Mahendra, USAID/OFDA

USAID works with partners to respond to humanitarian crises around the world.


The Award Results Tracking System (ART) is USAID/OFDA’s system for partner organizations to submit award reporting and data. The ART Online Course is offered to organizations as a resource to learn the basics of the ART System and its relationship with award details and functions. This informative and quick training is a required prerequisite for Guidelines for Proposal Workshop attendees.

To register for the ART Online Course, contact USAID/OFDA’s Training Unit at to get a login.

Please consult the Training Unit to enroll in one of the following courses.

Guidelines for Proposals Workshop Dates



Washington, DC

November 3-4, 2015

Amman, Jordan

November 18-19, 2015

Adana, Turkey

December 8-9, 2015

Dakar, Senegal


Nairobi, Kenya


Washington, DC

February 11-12, 2016

Washington, DC

September 27-28, 2016

Submitting a Proposal

If your organization would like to become a USAID disaster response partner, the Guidelines for Proposals are intended to assist organizations in the preparation of proposals for new awards and award modifications for submission to USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The Guidelines lay out considerations relevant to the proposal review and award process and outline the main components of an unsolicited proposal. The Guidelines also contain Sector Requirements (SRs) for each of the humanitarian sectors that USAID/OFDA funds. These guidelines should be used for all proposals.

If your organization would like to submit a proposal with the Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), visit the Food Assistance Emergency Programs page for more information.

USAID’s Annual Program Statements (solicited proposals) can be found on

USAID/OFDA Resources

Guidance and templates related to program activities can be found on the Resources page.

The Field Operations Guide (FOG) (PDF) version 4.0 is a reference tool developed by USAID/OFDA for individuals sent to disaster sites as a member of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).

USAID/OFDA provides training and technical assistance to 28 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region, focusing on areas such as disaster risk management, first response, forest fire prevention and control, and school safety programs. Course development and training materials can be downloaded in PDF format, and all documents are provided in English and Spanish.

USAID/OFDA Annual Report

In 2014, USAID/OFDA provided assistance to 47 disasters in 42 countries. The Annual Report details the major humanitarian crises that USAID/OFDA responded to, including: the conflict in Syria, complex emergencies in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Related Sectors of Work 

Last updated: November 04, 2015

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