Current and Past Funding Opportunities for NGOs

A list of current and past funding opportunities 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.

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Youth Leadership Program with Burma

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is seeking proposals from public and private non-profit organizations for FY 2016 Youth Leadership Program with Burma to conduct three- to four-week U.S.-based exchange programs for teenagers and adult educators.

Participants will be high-school-aged youth and adult educators. Applicants should plan to provide U.S.-based programming for 17-18 youth and 2-3 adult participants from Burma. The activity for each program will prepare participants to conduct projects at home that serve a community need.

Funding Information

The Bureau intends to award:

  • One cooperative agreement for $190,000 (base year)
  • Two non-competitive continuations for an estimated total amount of $570,000.

Focus Areas

  • Civic education
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Community engagement

Eligibility Criteria

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

For more information, visit Youth Leadership Program with Burma.

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: 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.

USDA/FNS: Seeking Applications from State Agencies for Administrative Reviews and Training Grants

Deadline: 5 July 2016

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications from the state agencies to fund Administrative Reviews and Training (ART) Grants for the purpose of identifying, reviewing, monitoring and training Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that have demonstrated a high level of or a high risk for administrative error.

Types of ART Grants

  • Planning: Grants are intended for State agencies administering the NSLP and SBP that know they need to reduce program administrative errors in LEAs, but may need to conduct additional research to identify the most effective way to decrease errors and improve program integrity.
  • Implementation: Grants are intended for State agencies administering the NSLP and SBP that know what they need to do to improve program integrity through their State’s administrative training and oversight processes, but lack the resources to implement those changes.

Focus Areas

  • Training of LEA administrative personnel in application, certification, verification, meal counting and meal claiming procedures. Training may include web-based training sessions;
  • Oversight and training activities focused on the nutritional quality of school meals;
  • Modifications that may be necessary to update processes and systems to comply with revisions to the new Administrative Review process first implemented in school year 2013-2014;
  • Technology improvements which demonstrate an ability to address administrative errors and improve program integrity through the use of targeted monitoring and increased training in error-prone LEAs.

Funding Information

  • ART Planning Grants for awards up to $75,000, with grant periods of up to one year;
  • ART Implementation Grants for awards up to $1,500,000, with grant periods of one to three years.
  • State agencies may apply for either type of grant (i.e., Planning or Implementation), but not both

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants include all State agencies that administer the NSLP and SBP. In this instance, the term State agency means the State educational agency; any other agency of the State which has been designated by the Governor or other appropriate executive or legislative authority of the State and approved by USDA to administer the NSLP and SBP in LEAs.
  • Only one grant application (planning or implementation) will be accepted from a State agency in response to this solicitation.
  • However, in instances where there are two agencies within a State, such as in the case where the public and private agencies are different, separate applications are acceptable

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application packages via given website.

For more information, please visit USDA FNS FY 2016 ART.

DHHS/FDA: Promoting Safety of FDA Regulated Products & Advance Public Health

Deadline: 2 July 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from organisations with an aim to promote the safety of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated products and advance public health through strengthened collaboration and partnerships with State legislatures.

Objectives

  • Inform FDA of proposed State legislation regarding FDA regulated products and provide status updates.
  • Provide technical assistance to FDA, State legislatures, and State, local, territorial, and tribal agencies on legislation regarding FDA regulated products.
  • Provide outreach to State legislatures and regulatory agencies on proposed and existing FDA regulations.
  • Provide FDA with situational awareness of State legislative activities.
  • Promote informed decision-making by State legislatures and regulatory agencies on regulatory issues impacting FDA regulated products.

Funding Information

  • FDA intends to fund up to $175,000, for fiscal year 2016 in support of this grant program.
  • The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is five (5) years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • National associations/organizations
    • The association/organization must serve as a bipartisan organization of by and for state legislatures.
    • The association must be dedicated to serving all state legislators and legislative staff through research, publications, consulting assistance, meetings, seminars and electronic services.
    • The association must serve to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures.
  • Foreign Institutions
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
    • Foreign components are not allowed

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Strengthening Partnerships with State Legislatures.