A list of grant opportunities with deadlines

Deadlines for various funding opportunities for NGOs, scholarships, fellowships and other resources

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.

DHHS/ACF: Supporting Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Deadline: 27 June 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible entities with an aim to support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, enhance and coordinate initiatives, programs and activities in tribal and migrant communities to prevent child abuse and to strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect, consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II will be reserved to fund tribes, tribal organizations and migrant programs. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent child abuse or neglect within the tribal and migrant populations.

Organizations should foster strong linkages with the State Lead Agency for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs (CBCAP) funded by Title II of CAPTA.

Funding Information

  • The estimated total program funding is $397,640
  • It is anticipated that three grants will be funded under this announcement. The funding period will be for 5 years.

Focus Areas

  • Voluntary home visiting
  • Respite care
  • Parenting education
  • Family resource centers
  • Domestic violence services
  • Family support services

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Grantees are strongly encouraged to implement evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and practices that reflect the unique cultural characteristics and needs of their communities.
  • The funds must also be used to support an evaluation of the programs and services funded by the grant.
  • ACF will consider funding at least one tribal organization or Indian tribe and at least one migrant organization that falls within the funding range under this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit this link.

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Youth Debate Training and Competition

Deadline: 20 June 2016

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for Youth Debate Training and Competition intending Afghan youth to develop skills required for successful civic engagement (e.g., public speaking, critical thinking, team-building, in-depth research) through formal debate training and competition.

Funding Information

  • The Base Period award floor and ceiling are set at $70,000 and $100,000.
  • PAS intends to award a cooperative agreement for a period of 12 months (base period) with options for two additional 12-month periods (option years one and two).

Benefits

  • This cooperative agreement will fund debate training and a series of debate competitions throughout Afghanistan, culminating in a final round of competition in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • This youth debate program will create opportunities for women and men between the ages of 18 and 30 from provinces across Afghanistan to develop important skills for successful civic engagement, including public speaking, critical thinking, team-building, and in-depth research.
  • The Youth Debate Training and Competition is intended to help build people-to-people ties and strengthen checks and balances.
  • By training young Afghan men and women and providing opportunities for them to practice the skills required to succeed in a formal debate competition, this project will contribute to the strengthening of civil society.
  • The debates will be conducted in English using an internationally recognized debate format, which will further complement the goals of the project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
  • Organizations may subcontract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.
  • For profit entitles are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award.
  • When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license).
  • Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered.
  • Individuals are not eligible for an award.
  • There is no limit on the number of applications an entity may submit
  • Previous federal award recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of the award, including the financial and program reporting requirements, are not eligible for an award
  • Applicants are advised that successful passing of vetting to evaluate the risk that funds may benefit terrorists or their supporters is a condition of award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Debate Training and Competition.

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Model United Nations Conference in Kabul

Deadline: 16 June 2016

Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a Model United Nations (UN) Conference in Kabul, Afghanistan intending Afghan youth to develop important skills including public speaking, English language, critical thinking, and conflict resolution that are critical to Afghanistan’s national development and for students’ academic successes.

The Model UN Conference in Kabul is intended to help build people to people ties and strengthen institutional checks and balances via strengthened civil society.

Funding Information

  • The Base Period award floor is set at $80,000. The Base Period award ceiling is set at $100,000.
  • PAS intends to award a cooperative agreement for a period of 12 months (base period) with options for two additional 12-month periods (option years one and two).

Benefits

  • The Model UN Conference in Kabul will include only university students in Afghanistan as participants.
  • The training workshops and all Model UN proceedings (e.g., preparation of position papers, debates, caucusing) will be conducted in English.
  • Afghan university students between the ages of 18 and 30 will be recruited and training workshops will be conducted in four or five provinces.
  • A series of training workshops to increase awareness of UN procedures and rules of order will be conducted in the selected provinces in Afghanistan.
  • The training will promote the development of skills needed to successfully participate as a Model UN delegate.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
  • Organizations may subcontract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.
  • For profit entitles are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award.
  • When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license).
  • Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered.
  • Individuals are not eligible for an award.
  • There is no limit on the number of applications an entity may submit
  • Previous federal award recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of the award, including the financial and program reporting requirements, are not eligible for an award
  • Applicants are advised that successful passing of vetting to evaluate the risk that funds may benefit terrorists or their supporters is a condition of award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Model United Nations Conference in Kabul.

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.

USAID/DR Climate Risk Reduction Activity: Promoting Implementations of Interventions

Deadline: 12 May 2016

The United States Agency for International Development in Dominican Republic(USAID/DR) is seeking applications from local Non-U.S. organisations to fund an activity entitled “Climate Risk Reduction” that seeks to promote the implementation of locally appropriate, cost-effective and affordable on-the-ground interventions to mitigate Global Climate Change adaptation related problems related to flooding, sewage treatment, and water supply, as well as to share lessons which encourage other organizations and communities to replicate the most promising practices.

The purpose of this USAID/DR activity is to work with select municipalities and provide technical assistance to implement priority on-the-ground climate change adaptation interventions. This activity should support the objectives of the overall CLIMA project and fully integrate with ongoing plans and activities.

Focus Areas

  • Improved quality and reliability of water supply to vulnerable urban communities;
  • Improved collection and treatment of sewage and
  • Reduction in the negative impact to people, property and livelihoods of urban and coastal climate-related flooding and projected sea level rise.

Funding Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $1,800,000.00 in total USAID funding over a three (3) year period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only local organizations are eligible for award.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • Applications for renewal or supplementation of existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new Federal awards.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Climate Risk Reduction.

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.

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.