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.

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: 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.

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.

EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program: Supporting Pollution Prevention

Deadline: 6 June 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting applicants for FY 2016 and FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program to support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work.

In FY 2016 and FY 2017, nine out of the ten EPA Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices are announcing a two-year grant competition cycle to support two-year SRA agreements.

Priority Areas

  • Climate Change Mitigation/Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Food Manufacturing and Processing
  • State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction.

Funding Information: Approximately $2.2 million in total award funding (in FY 2016 $1.1 million and in FY 2017 $1.1 million) to issue SRA two-year awards covering a two-year funding period.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants include the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program.

DOL/ETA: Seeking Applications for Pathways to Justice Careers Program for Youth

Deadline: 9 May 2016

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking applications from eligible entities for the Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) program designed to support access and entry into career pathways for at-risk and court-involved youth ages 16-21.

The PJC grants will use a career pathways model adapted for in-school youth to ensure that participants are encouraged to graduate from high school or earn a high school equivalency degree and to either enter the workforce or pursue further training or post-secondary education pertinent to each participant’s chosen career in justice or emergency services.

Program Support

This program supports at-risk and court-involved youth that are still in school by providing:

  • Exposure to the world of work in the career fields of justice and emergency services,
  • Mentoring to encourage participants to complete a high school diploma or equivalency, and
  • Supportive services that engage participants and deter them from engaging or reengaging with the criminal justice system.

Funding Information: Approximately $5,000,000 is expected to be available to fund approximately 5 grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Applicants
    • Units of state, local or tribal government,
    • Community- or faith-based organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations
    • Any Indian and Native American entities eligible for grants under Section 166 of WIOA.
    • Applicants may include current or former DOL grantees;
    • New applicants that have not received previous DOL grants are also encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants must identify in their application the target area that will be served by the project.
    • Applicants must justify the number of participants they propose to serve.
    • Applicants are encouraged to locate their projects high-poverty, high-crime communities.
  • Eligible Participants
    • be between the ages of 16 to 21 years old on the date of enrollment;
    • be enrolled in public or alternative secondary school at time of enrollment and have the potential to graduate within 2 years; and
    • be a low-income individual, per WIOA sec. 3(36).
    • the individual must be either a court-involved youth, or an at-risk youth, or both; that is, the individual must either have already come in contact with the juvenile or adult justice system, which includes those that have been diverted from the juvenile justice system prior to arrest (pre-arrest diversion) or be at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile or adult justice system.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth.

CDC: Inviting Applicants for Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response Program

Deadline: 9 June 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications from eligible entities for funding a program entitled “Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response” with an aim to improve drought preparedness and resiliency among private citizens and to subsequently reduce drought-related morbidity and mortality.

This will be done by identifying and qualifying current and potential health effects of drought in the awardees’ region and identifying the at-risk communities.

Approach

  • Identify and engage stakeholders;
  • Identify and acquire existing data related to drought and health;
  • Analyze these data to identify current and potential drought-related health effects and at-risk population;
  • Draft a plan to mitigate identified health effects in identified target populations;
  • Develop interventions;
  • Implement interventions;
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluations.

Expected Outcomes 

  • Increased number of private citizens aware of potential health effects of drought
  • Increased number of private citizens taking appropriate actions to protect themselves from potential health effects of drought
  • Improved capacity of public health to protect the public from drought-related public health effects.

Funding Information: Subject to the availability of funds, the estimated total funding is $4,500,000

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response.