Applications

Applications for Grants and Resources for NGOs and individuals

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Inviting Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives Programme

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is seeking applications from Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives programme that intends to support activities aimed at enhancing relations between Portuguese NGOs and entities of the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) with a view to exchanging international experiences, sharing and transferring knowledge and good practices to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of NGOs in the Portuguese civil society and also to assist promoters in the preparation of projects to be submitted to the Programme.

The bilateral cooperation initiatives are designed to facilitate and support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships and cooperation and its is a tool to improve and introduce innovation and best practices in projects submitted to areas of support.

Funding Information

  • Bilateral cooperation initiatives are limited to a maximum grant of 3 500 euros per proposal, which can be supported at the maximum rate of 100% of the eligible costs.
  • Bilateral cooperation initiatives are limited to a maximum grant of 5 500 euros per proposal, which can be supported at the maximum rate of 90% of the eligible costs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each Promoter may receive support to a maximum of two bilateral cooperation initiatives under this call. Proposals under this call shall not be considered for the purpose of the limitation of applications to other types of projects to be supported by the Programme (i.e. referred to in paragraph 1 of Article 11 of the Rules of the Programme);
  • Besides Portuguese NGOs, as defined in Article 7 of the Rules of the Programme, entities from Donor States are also eligible as promoters of bilateral cooperation initiatives when participating in events organised by the Fund Operator;
  • At least one entity from Donor States, International or intergovernmental organisation relevant to achieving the cooperation objectives, must participate as partners in any initiative;
  • Portuguese entities which are not NGOs in the meaning of article 7 of the Rules of the Programme may also participate in bilateral cooperation initiatives as eligible partners.
  • Eligible activities can be short-term actions aiming at searching for project partners prior or during preparation of a project application, at developing such partnerships and at preparing applications for donor partnership projects,
  • Eligible activities can be short-term actions such as the organization or participation in conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses aimed at networking, exchanging and transfer of knowledge, technology, experience and best practices between entities based in Portugal and entities in the Donor States, international and intergovernmental organisations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives.

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program

Deadline: 23 May 2016

Department of State Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs is seeking applications from eligible organisations for the Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program that began in FY2013 and supports the Department’s goals of fostering regional cooperation on the continent in addition to nurturing young leaders.

The program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and a small number of adult educators from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to engage in intensive, thematic exchanges in the United States focused on civic education, community service and youth leadership development.

Funding Information: The ceiling for the award is $4,800,000.

Subthemes

  • Entrepreneurship and employment
  • Environment (wildlife and/or climate change)
  • Public health (healthy living)

Benefits

  • Youth Leadership Programs offer an examination of democratic principles and U.S civil society and provide leadership development training.
  • Participants should engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes, interactive training, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities and other activities designed to achieve the program’s stated goals, while living with American families for a significant period of the exchange.
  • Additional opportunities for participants to interact meaningfully with their American peers must be included.
  • Follow-on activities with the participants are an integral part of the program, as the students apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired by planning and carrying out service projects in their home communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

For more information, visit Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program.

CDC: Polio Eradication and Emergency Response in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Deadline: 15 June 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications from eligible entities to fund a program entitled “Polio Eradication and Emergency Response in Priority Countries” with an aim to support the government of Afghanistan and Pakistan to achieve polio eradication in 2016 and provide for post-eradication sustaining efforts.

The program has established a presidential task force and activated an Emergency Operation Center to implement and monitor activities. Multiple partners are working with the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) including Rotary International, WHO, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and others.

Strategies

  • Support polio campaign activities in security compromised and inaccessible areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Improve training and supervision of polio eradication initiative (PEI) activities in Priority 1 and 2 low-performing districts (LPDs) in Afghanistan
  • IPV catch-up vaccination of children < 5 years of age in low-performing districts of Afghanistan.

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased access to children with polio vaccine in the insecure and inaccessible areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Improved quality of polio campaigns in Priority 1 and 2 low-performing districts.
  • Improved Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) coverage among children < 5 years of age in Afghanistan.

Funding Information:  Subject to the availability of funds, the estimated total funding is$2,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicant must have demonstrated experience and collaboration in the following areas:

  • Collaboration in public health programs with priority country national governments
  • Collaboration with multiple polio eradication partners including BMGF, USAID, WHO, UNICEF, Rotary and others
  • Collaboration with movement partners ICRC and ARCS who will negotiate for safe access in insecure areas
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in designing and implementing public health action and programs in complex settings
  • Demonstrated capacity to mobilize sufficient culturally competent personnel to achieve outcomes
  • Ability to manage grants and contracts

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Polio Eradication and Emergency Response.

USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Global Health Challenges

Deadline: 13 May 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is inviting applicants for USAID Global Health Challenges to seek opportunities to co-create, co-design, coinvest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health.

It is to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries.

 Criteria for Consideration

  • Initial submissions are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely whether USAID believes that the submitter will be a valuable contributor to the co-creation process.
  • Concept Papers are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely based on USAID’s determination that the Concept Paper will successfully address the Problem and Challenges set forth herein.
  • Decisions regarding USAID’s pursuit of a particular project, technology or relationship are based on the available evidence, data and resulting analysis.
  • The reputations of an organization, its past performance, the managerial and technical ability of the person or team of people engaged in the endeavor are always significant considerations in assessing the potential and the risks associated with each award.
  • Additional criteria that may be considered under this BAA to indicate that the submission successfully addresses the Problem and Challenges will be specified in each Addendum.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Public, private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations are eligible under this BAA.
  • All organizations must be determined to be responsive to the BAA and sufficiently responsible to perform or participate in the final award type.

For more information, visit grants.gov.

ViiV Healthcare: Call for Proposals for Positive Actions for Girls and Women Funds

Deadline: 26 April 2016

ViiV Healthcare is seeking proposals from organisations for its Positive Actions for Girls and Women Fund with an aim to tackle the harmful practices and norms that limit the aspirations of girls and women and increase their vulnerability to HIV and to fund projects which focus on the reducing the commoditization of girls as well as supporting projects and organisations that advocate for girls and women.

Objectives

  • Reduce the commoditization of girls (e.g. sexual or gender-based violence, early marriage, forced sex work, inter-generational relationships)
  • Support existing projects, organisations and innovators that advocate for girls and women

Funding Information: The 2016 Call for Proposals is limited to applications of £50,000 over two years (about £25,000 per year).

Focus Areas

  • Community leadership to improve knowledge of and access to appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and services in early adolescence
  • Reducing incidence of and ending community acceptance of early marriage, forced marriage and relationships of power imbalance
  • Community interventions to end sexual and gender based violence, particularly amongst adolescent girls
  • Community initiatives that support HIV positive adolescent girls to access appropriate SRH information and services; and reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination that may lead to vulnerability for these girls
  • Community advocacy that address punitive laws and policies that put adolescent girls at risk of harassment, violence and/or arrest by the police, including girls in key populations

Selection Criteria

  • Addresses harmful practices that leads to health/HIV risk
  • Promoting rights, education and campaigning rights of girls
  • Build aspiration and opportunities to escape poverty for adolescent girls
  • Enhance information about and access to SRH services
  • Advocacy
  • Demonstrating Impact (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Addresses root causes
  • Assure sustainability

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-governmental and community-based organisations that can deliver change at a community level
  • The PAGW does not have any specific restrictions, although it is expected to be focused on communities in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • The PAGW accepts applications in French.
  • The lead contact should be the person responsible for delivery of the project at a country level wherever possible.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare.

DHHS/ACF: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Discretionary Grants Program

Deadline: 10 June 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible entities for Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Discretionary Grant Program to enhance and expand the organizational capacity of FVPSA funded local domestic and dating violence programs, FVPSA State Administrators, and State Domestic Violence Coalitions that support these programs.

Responsibilities

  • Grantee will be expected to provide national scope technical assistance to help build the capacity of grantees to maintain organizations that are healthy, sound, and sustainable in order to better serve survivors of family, domestic and dating violence and their dependents.
  • The grantee will provide training and technical assistance on FVPSA-related statutory programmatic requirements (e.g., voluntary services and confidentiality and how they apply to states and territories, coalitions, and local programs).
  • The grantee will also be required to provide training and technical assistance on organizational management and infrastructure development.

Focus Areas

  • Membership and Board Governance: bylaws, board structure and recruitment, legal and fiduciary responsibilities, board committees, and conflicts of interest;
  • Financial Management: including grants management; Human Resources – policies and personnel management;
  • Chief Executive Succession Planning & Strategic Planning: vision and programming;
  • Building Partnerships: including with culturally-specific organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit FVPSA Discretionary Grant Program.

Apply to Participate in MDLI East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is seeking applications from lawyers based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to participate in a forthcoming litigation surgery on the right to freedom of expression that will held in Kampala, Uganda from 8 – 11 August 2016.

All applicants are required to submit for discussion and workshopping a current or potential case involving a violation of the right to freedom of expression.

Objectives

  • To identify and provide substantive support to cases on the right to freedom of expression that could be pursued before domestic and/or international fora;
  • To assist and build working relationships with lawyers undertaking such cases;
  • To equip the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge regarding the international human rights mechanisms available for pursuing freedom of expression cases in East Africa.

Focus Areas

  • Defamation (criminal)
  • Privacy
  • Restriction of the media by means of regulatory measures
  • Physical safety of journalists
  • Protection of sources
  • National security

Eligibility Criteria

  • The surgery is open to lawyers from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi;
  • The lawyers can either be working in private practice, or be working for or be affiliated with NGOs promoting the right to freedom of expression in East Africa through litigation;
  • Exceptionally strong applications from lawyers who have not yet undertaken freedom of expression work, but have experience litigating other human rights cases and have a strong interest in undertaking freedom of expression work will be considered as well. A maximum of 12 participants will be selected;
  • The lawyers must have a demonstrated interest in, and/or knowledge of the right to freedom of expression and/or related issues;
  • The lawyers must have a demonstrated interest in, and/or knowledge of international and regional human rights law;
  • The lawyers must be involved in, or considering, litigating a case or cases that address violations of the right to freedom of expression. With their application, they must submit a case study of a case that they are litigating or intend to litigate that could be discussed and workshopped during the litigation surgery;
  • The cases submitted must involve a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of expression as protected in a national constitution, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the East African Community Treaty or any other relevant domestic/international human rights instrument;
  • The working language for the surgery will be English.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery.

ViiV Healthcare Small Grants Program: Positive Action for MSM and Transgender

Deadline: 20 May 2016

ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications from organisations for its “Positive Actions for MSM & Transgender” Small Grants programme which is a new global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender populations around the world and to enable MSM and transgender individuals to safely seek culturally competent HIV care and services.

The program focuses on vulnerable communities and the stigma and discrimination they face on a daily basis due to sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and/or HIV status and will continue to support MSM/T communities as they strengthen their capacity to lead, participate in policy-making and advocate addressing the health disparities and health service access issues keeping MSM/T individuals from lifesaving prevention and treatment.

Objectives

  • Reduce the level and impact of stigma experienced by MSM/T individuals
  • Increase access to health related services through community-based collaborations with local governments and health care enablers
  • Strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations that engage MSM/T communities in reducing HIV

Grant Information

In 2016 ViiV Healthcare will provide a series of small grants covering a two year period with funding amounts up to £25,000/year within two funding tracks;

  • Applications for MSM community-led projects that are limited to applications of 50,000 over two years
  • Applications for Transgender community-led projects that are limited to applications of £50,000 over two years.

Funding Priorities

  • Community engagement, participation and leadership
  • Community-centred approaches
  • Evidence-based and Evidence-generating
  • New technology and Innovation
  • Advocacy and Empowerment

Eligibility Criteria

  • There are no geographical restrictions on applications.
  • For applicants applying from India must have the following documentation in place to submit an application and be able to meet ViiV Healthcare due diligence process:
    • Proof of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration, and
    • Copy of current 80g

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare.

U.S. Mission to Niger: Integrated Gender Equality Advancement Program

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The United States Embassy is seeking applications from qualified Nigerien local organizations for a program entitled “Niger Integrated Gender Equality Advancement: Empowering Adolescent Girls for a more Prosperous and Stable Life” that will contribute to the U.S. Mission’s efforts in promoting gender equality with an aim to address the needs and challenges of adolescent girls, including those with physical disabilities, within a positive, nurturing and supportive environment.

The program will help to empower vulnerable adolescent girls to become change agents in their communities through capacity building and leadership development trainings.

Objectives

  • Provide opportunities and growth experiences that will enable participants to become independent, self-sufficient and confident young women.
  • Provide assistance to adolescents with physical, visual and hearing disabilities to reach their full potential.
  • Create a network for adolescent girls to ensure sustainability.

Funding Information: Approximate total funding is 850,000 US dollars.

Activities

  • Empowering adolescents with physical, visual and hearing disabilities
  • Changing the mindset of adolescent girls
  • Youth Resource Centers
  • Vocational training

Eligibility Criteria

  • Local Nigerien Non-Governmental Organizations are eligible to apply
  • Funds will be allocated to more than one recipients based on the proposed activities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Niger Integrated Gender Equality Advancement.

USAID: Seeking Applications for Development Food Assistance Projects

Deadline: 13 June 2016

The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications from U.S. and non-U.S. nonprofit organizations for funding for program entitled “Development Food Assistance Projects” for Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Liberia.

Through FFP, USAID supports multi-year development food assistance projects to reduce hunger and extreme poverty in vulnerable populations by addressing the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity.  It also provides emergency food assistance to address needs arising from natural disasters and complex emergencies often characterized by insecurity and population displacement.

Objectives

  • To improve food access and incomes through agriculture and other livelihoods initiatives;
  • Enhance natural resource and environment management;
  • Combat under nutrition, especially for children under two and pregnant and lactating women;
  • Mitigate disaster impact through early warning and community preparedness activities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be considered for an award, the applicant must be a private voluntary organization (PVO) or cooperative that is, to the extent practicable, registered with the USAID Administrator, or an intergovernmental organization, such as the World Food Program.
  • This includes U.S. and non U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGO) as defined in Section 402 of the Food for Peace Act and as described on the USAID website under PVO Registration.
  • In the case of a consortium, the applicant must be the consortium lead and must identify any other members of the consortium or individuals tied to the implementation of the project as described in the application, along with all sub-awardees.
  • The respective roles of any other members of the consortium or individuals, including all sub-awardees, must be described and separate budgets must be attached for each.
  • USAID encourages applications from potential new partners and local organizations

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Development Food Assistance Projects.