Funding and resources for projects

A list of all grants, funding and resources for projects

Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Seeking Applications for Justice Sector Support Project

Deadline: 1 June 2016

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations to implement a program entitled “Justice Sector Support Project (JSSP)” with an aim to improve the transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of Peru’s criminal justice system while improving access to justice.

Project Objectives

  • Support an effective transition to the accusatorial criminal justice system.
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to implement the flagrancy procedure included in Peru’s criminal code.
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to improve access to justice for underserved populations.
  • Support efforts by Peruvian institution to adapt a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice.

Project Activities

  • Support an effective transition to the accusatorial criminal justice system
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to implement the flagrancy procedure included in Peru’s criminal code
  • Support the judiciary’s efforts to improve access to justice for underserved populations that historically face obstacles in accessing justice, such as, but not limited to, indigenous populations, LGBT populations, and persons living in poverty.
  • Support efforts by Peruvian criminal justice institutions to adapt a rehabilitative approach to juvenile justice.

Funding Information: The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $ 1,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. non-profit organization or a U.S. private/state educational institution meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) and can demonstrate current country registration in Peru.
  • Applicants in the process of registration must submit proof that they are seeking non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service at the time of proposal submission.
  • Should the applicant be selected for an award, funding will be contingent upon 501(c)(3) status;
  • Local, in-country, non-profit organization, educational institution, or private institutions that can demonstrate current country registration in Peru, competent programmatic ability, and ability to meet INL reporting requirements;
  • Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in Peru and the region. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in Spanish and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Justice Sector Support Project.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Call for Proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants

Deadline: 1 May 2016

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production.

CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.

Funding Information: NRCS anticipates the amount available for support of the program in FY 2016 will be up to$150,000.

Project Priorities

Projects or activities under CIG must comply with all Federal, State, and local regulations throughout the duration of the project and:

  • Make use of proven technology or a technology that has been studied sufficiently to indicate a high probability for success;
  • Demonstrate, evaluate, or verify environmental (soil, water, air, plants, energy and animal) effectiveness, utility, affordability, and usability of conservation technology in the field;
  • Adapt conservation technologies, management, practices, systems, procedures, approaches, and incentive systems to improve performance, and encourage adoption,
  • Introduce conservation systems, approaches, and procedures from another geographic area or agricultural sector; or
  • Demonstrate transferability of knowledge.

Eligibility Criteria

CIG applicants must be a federally recognized Indian Tribe, State or local unit of government, non-governmental organization, or an individual.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their proposals either electronically or by post at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Conservation Innovation Grant.

Interreg ADRION Programme: Enhancing Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion for European Integration

Deadline: 25 March 2016

The Interreg is seeking applications from all interested eligible public and private applicants to submit project proposals for its Adriatic-Ionian (ADRION) Programme 2014-2020 set up in the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) with an aim to act as a policy driver and governance innovator fostering European integration among Partner States, taking advantage from the rich natural, cultural and human resources surrounding the Adriatic and Ionian seas and enhancing economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Programme area.

The total budget available for the first call of ADRION programme is MEUR 33.149.023,

Objectives

  • Innovative and Smart Region
    • Support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area.
  • Sustainable Region
    • Promote the sustainable valorisation and preservation of natural and cultural assets as growth assets in the Adriatic-Ionian area;
    • Enhance the capacity in transnationally tackling environmental vulnerability, fragmentation and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic-Ionian area.
  • Connected Region
    • Enhance capacity for integrated transport and mobility services and multimodality in the Adriatic Ionian area.

Eligible Countries

  • EU Partner States: Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia
  • Non-EU Partner States: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia

Eligibility Criteria

  • Established under the national law of one of the Partner States participating to the Programme;
  • Have their official seat and their seat of operations in the country/part of the country include in the Programme area;
  • Be endowed with legal personality.
  • National, regional and local public bodies, including EGTCs and associations constituted by one or several of such public bodies;
  • Body governed by public law, and associations constituted by one or several bodies governed by public law;
  • Private bodies, including private companies, having legal personality and operational from at least 2 fiscal years at the time of submission of the candidature;
  • International organisations acting under the national law of any Partner State participating in the Programme and operational from at least 2 fiscal years at the time of submission of the candidature

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application packages from the given website.

For more information, please visit ADRION Programme.

European Commission: Promoting Sustainable Growth across Bangladesh!

Deadline: 29 March 2016

European Commission is seeking applications from organisations for its project entitled “Poverty Reduction through Inclusive and Sustainable Markets” (PRISM) with a motive to reduce poverty across Bangladesh by promoting sustainable pro-poor growth.

The project has been designed with the objective of strengthening the skills and employability of workers in cottage and small enterprises in order to enhance their competitiveness.

Challenges

The project PRISM has been designed to respond to following challenges:

  • Limited levels of vocational training possibilities for workers and entrepreneurs
  • Lack of employment opportunities in rural areas
  • Lack of diversification among industries and businesses operating at the local level
  • Inability to maintain product quality and to market products
  • Lack of suitable access to finance

Priority Areas

  • Skills and vocational training, female empowerment, the scope for replication and/or scaling up, the creation of sustainable employment, and poverty reduction.
  • Rural areas with higher concentration of poor people (aiming for the delivery of tangible economic development benefits within the target communities). It is not limited to any specific administrative area

Grant Information

Any grant requested under this call for proposal must fall between EUR 3,500,000 to EUR 4,978,000.

Location

The action must take place in Bangladesh.

Duration

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person, and;
    • be non-profit-making, and
    • be any of these types of organisations: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, or international (inter-governmental) organisation , and
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or be eligible according to regulation of the European Parliament, and
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter. Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies) that include:
    • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by an applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by an applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
    • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
    • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • concept notes
    • full application
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

UN Women: Supporting Associations of Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Deadline: 7 February 2016

UN Women is seeking applications from associations to support local level interventions of associations of survivors of conflict related sexual violence and further increase their operational capacities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As part of the joint UN project Seeking Care, Support and Justice for CRSV Survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina implemented in cooperation with UNDP, UNFPA, IOM, UN Women is implementing an activity aimed at strengthening grass-root civil society capacities to support CRSV survivors on the local level.

Since the initiation of the project in September 2014, UN Women has provided training for representatives of associations of survivors and supported them with office equipment.

Goals

  • Improving the status of associations of survivors in their communities;
  • Raise awareness about the consequences of the crimes of CRSV among the local communities;
  • Initiating ideas or small interventions for economic empowerment of survivors of their family members in local communities;
  • Documenting the engagement of associations of survivors and their successes and results in working with CRSV survivors.

Expected Outcomes

  • Small interventions on the local level which will generally contribute to the improvement of the status of associations or survivors themselves, and
  • Strengthened capacities of associations of survivors in carrying out small-scale activities and interventions in their local communities.

Grant Information: UN Women is granting four grants to four associations in the amount of 10,000 USD each, or one two joint projects of a consortium of associations in the amount of 20,000 USD each.

Selection Criteria

The following indicative criteria may be used to assess proposals:

  • Quality of proposal, ensuring that there is a strong link between the issues to be addressed and the planned activities and results anticipated
  • Clear project logic aligned with the stated goals, expected results of this Call and with the needs of survivors
  • Clear demonstration of knowledge of the issues faced by CRSV survivors in the local community
  • Takes advantage of existing opportunities such as ongoing reforms
  • Justifiable budget
  • Involvement of as many members of the association in the project as feasible

 How to Apply

Interested applicants can email their complete application forms at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit UN Women.

Interreg BalkanMed Programme: Promoting Cooperation in Participating Countries!

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Interreg is inviting applicants to submit their project proposals for Balkan-Mediterranean program which is co-financed by European Union and National Funds of the participating countries.

The BalkanMed program a new transnational cooperation programme (hereinafter BalkanMed Programme or BMP), deriving from both, the split of the ‘South East 2007–2013’ and the strong will of the ‘Balkan‐Mediterranean’ participating countries to promote cooperation in the area.

 The Programme brings together five countries, three EU member states (Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece) and two candidate countries, Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Objectives

  • to build on shared territorial assets
  • promote integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more competitive and sustainable Balkan – Mediterranean area.

Priorities and their Specific Objectives

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • Competitive territories: stimulating business performance and extroversion through transnational linkages, clusters and networks
    • Innovative territories: unleashing territorial potential to improve the transnational innovation capacity    of the business sector
    • Territories of knowledge: entrepreneurial learning and knowledge transfer for more competitive SMEs
  • Environment
    • Biodiversity: promoting ecological connectivity and transnational ecosystems’ integration
    • Sustainable territories: fostering transnational cooperation for resource efficiency and climate change resilience
    • Delivery on environmental legal framework: improving transnational governance capacities

Project Selection Criteria

The selection process consists of three different phases:

  • Administrative Criteria: Projects will be checked for their administrative compliance, in order to confirm that a proposal has arrived within the set deadline and that the Application Form is complete and conforms to the requirements.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Projects will be checked for their compliance with the eligibility criteria, in order to confirm that the minimum requirements are met. These criteria examine whether the proposal fulfills the minimum requirements on e.g. the structure of the transnational partnership, the general compatibility with the Programme objectives and principles, the funds requested etc.
  • Quality Assessment: It is an in‐depth assessment of the project. Only projects that demonstrate administrative compliance and satisfy the eligibility criteria will be subjected to quality assessment. Quality criteria are supplementary grouped into two categories:
    1. Quality of the content
    2. Quality of the implementation potential.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application form through the address given on the website

For more information, please visit Interreg BalkanMed Programme.

John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund: Seeking Applications to Educate and Help Communities Learn about Wildlife!

Deadline: 1 March 2016

John Ball Zoo is seeking applications for Wildlife Conservation Fund which is education based with an eye to helping communities learn about the wildlife around them. The Fund also supports projects to conserve some lesser known and endangered species.

The JBZ Wildlife Conservation Fund was established in 1985 to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management

Grant Information:  Amounts are generally in the range of $500 to $2500 per award.

Funding Areas

  • To enhance or assist wild animal preservation, native and exotic, threatened and endangered, and their habitat management.
  • To enhance or improve captive animal management including environmental design.
  • To assist in the development of education programming in concert with the above purposes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The principal investigator must be associated with a recognized institution (accredited zoo, academic institution, conservation or non-profit organization).
  • All research involving live animals must adhere to regulations listed under the USDA Animal Welfare Act and any appropriate sections of professional ethics or mandatory standards of the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
  • Applicants must commit to make the information gained from the project available to public.
  • Applicants must commit to submit final report to acknowledge JBZ Wildlife Conservation Fund as sponsor in any printed materials produced as a result of the project.
  • Proposal must be submitted in English, utilizing 1 inch margins and 12 point font.
  • All parts of the application must be completed.
  • Photos must be submitted in jpeg format and attachments scanned and saved in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or Adobe Acrobat. Total attachment can be maximum 1MB. Maximum four photos can be submitted.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their complete applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit John Ball Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund.

Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection: Seeking Proposals for Prevention and Preparedness Projects in Civil Protection and Marine Pollution!

Deadline: 14 March 2016

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department is currently seeking proposals for prevention and preparedness projects in the field of civil protection and marine pollution. This call for proposals will help to fund activities aimed at closer cooperation in prevention, preparedness and awareness-raising in civil protection and marine pollution. It covers any type of disaster (i.e. floods, earthquakes, fires, pandemics, CBRN, etc).

The objective of the call is to select projects which support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in prevention and preparedness in civil protection and marine pollution focusing on areas where a common European approach is more appropriate.

Objectives

  • Support and complement the efforts of Member States in the field of disaster prevention, focusing on areas where cooperation provides added value.
  • Support the IPA II beneficiaries and the European Neighborhood Policy countries in the field of disaster prevention and improve their cooperation with The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) and its Participating States.

The Call covers two separate policy areas, prevention and preparedness, each with its specific objectives and budget.

Prevention Project: The objective of the project is to support and complement the efforts of participating states and eligible third countries in actions aimed at achieving a higher level of protection and resilience against disasters by preventing or reducing their effects.

Preparedness Project: The objective of the project is to create better prerequisites for and improve preparedness, as well as enhance awareness of civil protection and/or marine pollution professionals and volunteers.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the award of a grant under this call, the proposed projects and beneficiaries must comply with the following conditions:

  • Projects financed under the internal budget item are designed and implemented by transnational partnerships involving a minimum of three entities from three different Participating States or International Organisations in cooperation with entities from Participating States
  • Projects financed under the external budget item involve a minimum of three entities, including, a minimum of one IPA II beneficiary not participating in the UCPM and/or one European Neighborhood Policy country not participating in the UCPM, as well as an entity from at least one Participating State or an International Organisation as the Coordinator.
  • In order to be eligible for the award of a grant, beneficiaries must be legal persons.
  • Beneficiaries must belong to one of the following categories: private entities, public entities, or international organisations.
  • Beneficiaries must be established in one of the European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) Participating States.
  • Beneficiaries must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project with other beneficiaries, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • Applications must be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their proposals either by post, by courier or deliver by hand at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.

Submit Your Applications for M-cult Collaborative Arts and Media Projects!

Deadline: 15 January 2016

M-cult is seeking applications for its Collaborative Arts and Media Projects which is open for both international and Finnish artists who work with participation, collaboration and media. The projects are realized within the Collaborative Art Partnership Programme and enabled by the support of Creative Europe and Helsinki City Cultural Office. In 2016, following residencies will be produced

  • 2 full residencies (2 months)
  • 3-4 mini residencies (2 weeks)

The main focus of the residencies is on collaborative media art. M-Cult is especially welcoming socially engaged or public art projects that relate to digital media or technology as tool, platform or concept. M-Cult is delighted to receive proposals that are multidisciplinary and combine practices of visual, sound or performing arts.

M-cult works to develop and promote new forms of media art and digital culture, with a focus on cultural and social innovations of digital media and technology. Their activity covers the fields of media and electronic art, community media and open source culture.

Focus

M-cult is especially interested in art projects that:

  • engage with people, communities or institutions in Helsinki in creation of the work
  • use media / digital technology in an inventive, collaborative way

Benefits

  • The selected artists receive a fee of 4000 € (full residency) / 1000 € (mini residency).
  • Accommodation is provided and travel costs are covered for artists coming from outside of Helsinki.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications via electronic form provided on the website.

For more information, please visit Collaborative Arts and Media Projects.

Nominations Open for the Two Awards under Mary Byron Project!

Deadline: 31 January 2016

Nominations are open for the two awards under Mary Byron Project whose motive is to honor innovative programs that demonstrate promise in ending the generational cycle of domestic violence.The two awards are:

  • Roth Awards
  • Celebrating Solutions Award

One Roth Award and four Celebrating Solutions Awards will be presented under the project.

The Mary Byron Project was established in 2000 in memory of the young woman whose tragic murder led to the creation of automated crime victim notification technologies. As a nationally recognized thought leader on domestic violence, the Mary Byron Project cultivates and supports efforts that extend beyond crisis management to attack the root causes of this epidemic and help build safer, healthier communities.

2016 Celebrating Award: The Mary Byron Project created the Celebrating Solutions Awards to showcase and applaud local innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence.

2016 Roth Award: The Roth Award was created specifically for programs that address the issue of intimate partner violence in an underseved or vulnerable population.

The fifth Celebrating Solutions Award & the Roth Award, has been created specifically for programs that address the needs of underserved or vulnerable populations. These programs provide services to those who are identified as such based on characteristics that include age, race, ethnicity, gender, faith, disabilities, low socio-economic status, non-English speaking, sexual preference, and surprisingly, victims from economically-comfortable suburban areas who traditionally do not know how to avail themselves of services or who are too ashamed to find them. In general, there is a lack of resources for these specific populations, or the individuals have difficulty accessing available resources.

Grant Information: Cash reward of $10,000 in recognition of their pioneering efforts will be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The program’s primary focus must address the issue of intimate partner violence in an underserved or vulnerable population.
  • The nominated program, the agency or organization, the core components and primary innovations of the program being nominate must have been operating for a minimum of three (3) years(established no later than October 31, 2012for the 2016award year)
  • The program must be in existence when the nomination is made.
  • The program must be part of a non-profit or government agency.
  • The program should be replicable, or if it is national in scope, the program should have applications for individual communities, regardless of their size or ethnic population.

The entities not eligible for Roth Awards are:

  • Past Celebrating Solutions Awards and Roth Award winners.
  • Organizations other than non-profit or governmental.
  • Organizations operating outside the United States or a U.S. territory.
  • Individuals
  • Basic research

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their complete nomination forms at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit The Mary Byron Project.