USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Their work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting:
- economic growth, agriculture and trade;
- global health; and,
- democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.
USAID provides assistance in four regions of the world:
- Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Asia and the Near East;
- Latin America and the Caribbean, and;
- Europe and Eurasia.
With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID's strength is its field offices around the world. They work in close partnership with private voluntary organizations, indigenous organizations, universities, American businesses, international agencies, other governments, and other U.S. government agencies. USAID has working relationships with more than 3,500 American companies and a select group of U.S.-based private voluntary organizations.
This is what USAID wrote about Community Options:
COMMUNITY OPTIONS, INC.
Mr. Robert P. Stack, President and CEO
16 Farber Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
TEL: (609) 951-9900
FAX: (609) 951-9112
Provides technical assistance for the disabled in the areas of housing, employment, and education. COI was founded by people who saw the need for a contemporary corporation to explore innovative methods for supporting people with disabilities. The development of employment and housing opportunities is accomplished by using rehabilitation technology, advocacy, and training. The philosophical basis for these projects is that all people, regardless of the severity of their disability, are entitled to self-determination. COI has extensive experience in facilitating individual competencies in accessing and influencing governmental processes to achieve positive results. COI has a proven track record of implementing relevant practices in developing countries. The organization has experience in the Middle East, Russia, and South America, specifically Peru.
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