History & Sponsors
PSAid is sponsored and run by the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) and is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID CIDI works with USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the US Government’s “first responder” to emergencies overseas, to inform people about the most effective public support of international disaster response.
Now in its 15th year, the annual PSAid contest has attracted more than 700+ impressive entries from citizens across the nation. PSAid winners have been recognized by many important public and private stakeholders in donations issues. In addition, a number of university programs have incorporated the PSAid competition into their curriculum of study. The PSAid program historically opens in the fall with the submission deadline at or near the end of the spring semester.