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Welcome to the application intake portal for the Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge!

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invites global problem solvers to answer the call for groundbreaking ideas to enhance our ability to prevent and respond to the current Zika outbreak and generate cutting-edge technologies and approaches that better prepare the world to address the disease threats of tomorrow.

The Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge will invest up to $30 million in solutions that can (1) help mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus by filling critical gaps in the pipeline and (2) improve our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks. The Challenge seeks innovative ideas that address key challenges and opportunities in vector control, personal, household and workplace protection, healthcare worker safety, surveillance, clinic and laboratory systems, diagnostics, sample transport, community engagement, and healthcare worker tools.

Applicants are advised to review the Combating Zika and Future Threats BAA and Addendum for additional details on the call for ideas and submission guidelines. All Expressions of Interest are to be submitted through this online application portal. Read all questions carefully and be sure to complete all required fields. Expressions of Interest that are submitted via post, e-mail, or fax will not be accepted. Note that Zika-focused submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 20, 2016 and all other submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 17, 2016.

The Combating Zika and Future Threats BAA Addendum can also be downloaded from the Combating Zika and Future Threats webpage or from the following U.S. Government procurement opportunity websites: fbo.gov and grants.gov.