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.

European Union RE-INTEG: Creating a Conductive Environment for Economic & Social Development

Deadline: 15 July 2016

The European Union Emergency Trust Fund is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Enhancing Somalia’s responsiveness to the management and reintegration of mixed migration flows” with an aim to contribute to Somalia’s transition out of fragility by strengthening stability and security and by creating a favorable environment for the economic and social development.

The programme is divided into five lots:

  • Lot 1: Mogadishu – 12 M€
  • Lot 2: Somaliland (with a special focus on Hargeysa and Burao) – 4 M€
  • Lot 3: Puntland and Galmadug (with a special focus on Bosasso, Galkayo, Dhusamareb and Cadaado – 9M€
  • Lot 4: Jubaland (with a special focus on Baardhere, Ceel Waaq, Bu aale, Kismayo and Afmadoye) –  4M€
  • Lot 5: South-West (with a special focus on Afgoye, Merka and Baidoa) – 4 M€

Focus Sectors

  • Education
  • Health (including psychosocial support)
  • WASH
  • Social protection
  • Sustainable job
  • livelihood

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Lot 1: Mogadishu
    • minimum amount: EUR 8 000 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 12 000 000
  • Lot 2: Somaliland
    • minimum amount: EUR 3 500 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 4 000 000
  • Lot 3: Puntland and Galmadug
    • minimum amount: EUR 7 000 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 9 000 000
  • Lot 4: Jubaland
    • minimum amount: EUR 3 500 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 4 000 000
  • Lot 5: South-West
    • minimum amount: EUR 3 500 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 4 000 000

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a specific type of organisation such as non-governmental organisation or international (inter-governmental) organisation of the EU Financial Regulation
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in a member states of the European Economic Area (EEA), an ACP State or a least developed country as defined by the UN. This obligation does not apply to international organisations
    • 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
    • have at least two years of experience in Somalia/Somaliland and have a legal valid registration in the area of intervention (where applicable)
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations.
  • The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter.

How to Apply

Applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

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

USAID/South Sudan: Livelihoods, Vulnerability and Resilience Program

Deadline: 10 October 2016

United States Agency for International Development Mission in South Sudan (USAID/South Sudan)  is seeking concept papers from qualified applicants for USAID’s Livelihoods, Vulnerability, and Resilience Program (LVRP) Annual Program Statement (APS) with an aim to disseminate the necessary information to enable prospective applicants to apply for funding to support USAID’s goal of improving livelihoods in conflict affected areas of South Sudan with stressed and crisis levels of food insecurity.

The goal of LVRP is to increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable households and communities, leading in the long term to a reduction in need for humanitarian assistance, as well as reduced poverty, household hunger, and acute malnutrition.

Under this program, USAID/South Sudan prioritizes the most conflict-affected states of South Sudan that are stable enough to begin early livelihood recovery interventions.

Objectives

  • To restore and diversify household level livelihoods
  • To strengthen the resilience of community and inter-communal systems
  • To improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition conditions in order to strengthen household level livelihoods and community resilience.

Funding Information

  • USAID/South Sudan intends to award estimated 1 – 3 cooperative agreements lasting 5 years each of at least $20M per award.
  • USAID will not consider any individual Concept Paper below a minimum of $20M or above a maximum of $70M.

Eligibility Criteria

  • USAID invites Concept Papers from all eligible and qualified entities including: U.S. and non-U.S., nonprofit or for-profit NGOs, or Public International Organizations or international organizations (PIO or IO), respectively.
  • USAID strongly encourages submissions from new and varied partners.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit USAID’s Livelihoods, Vulnerability and Resilience Program.

Prince’s Countryside Fund: Grant Giving Program to Reconnect People with the Countryside

Deadline: 13th April 2016

The Prince’s Countryside Fund (the Fund) will provide funding towards projects operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that clearly contribute towards one or more of The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s objectives.

The Fund aims to have a long term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there to sustain the countryside, by tackling key rural issues.

Priority Areas

The grant programme currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues:

  • Developing thriving rural communities by improving service provision in rural areas.
  • Transforming rural livelihoods by supporting rural enterprise and farming businesses.
  • Creating the farmers of the future by providing training opportunities for young people and unemployed people.

Objectives

The Prince’s Countryside Fund will provide funding for the following objectives:

  • Improve the viability of British farming targeting the areas of greatest need;
  • Improve the sustainability of rural communities targeting the areas of greatest need;
  • Reconnect people with the countryside.

Grant Information

Organisations can apply for a maximum of £50,000 (inclusive of VAT) of funding to a maximum period of three years.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will only be accepted from organisations across UK. Applications are accepted from:

  • Community Interest Companies
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Charities
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Social enterprises
  • Unincorporated associations

Ineligible Organisations

The Prince’s Countryside Fund will not accept applications from individuals or the following organisations:

  • Statutory bodies, such as local authorities, NHS bodies, or work where there is statutory responsibility to provide funding.
  • Religious bodies where the funding will be for religious purposes.
  • Political organisations where the funding will be used for political purposes.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications through an online process.

For more information, please visit The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

DFID’s Migration and Refugee-Livelihoods Research Program in Ethiopia

Deadline: 26 September 2016

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is currently inviting applications for its programme titled- Migration and Refugee-Livelihoods Research in Ethiopia.

Program Focus

DFID Ethiopia will deliver a research project as part of a five-year programme from 2016 to 2020 that will:

  • Investigate and articulate the ‘pull and push factors’ related to Ethiopian migration, and identify the key humanitarian concerns.
  • Identify factors including market-opportunities, policy interventions and social frameworks that affect or could contribute to improved refugee household livelihoods practices and results among camps and for those living more directly within host communities, to inform proposed DFID programme interventions.
  • Track and assess the impact of different interventions on migration patterns, sustainable refugee livelihoods and humanitarian indicators over the period of the programme. This includes comparing different contexts and factors that may contribute (including DFID’s proposed funding for refugee humanitarian assistance and service delivery and looking at other programmes and interventions active).
  • Contribute to potential future programme design, changes in programme design and, policy development.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must register themselves to DFID Supplier Portal.

For more information, please visit DFID Ethiopia.

U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees

Deadline: 2 May 2016

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs to provide benefits to Tibetan and Sri Lankan refugees, IDPs, and returnees in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Focus Sectors

  • Protection
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
  • Shelter
  • Livelihoods

Funding Information

  • Program plans for 12 months will be considered.
  • Project proposals for Tibetans must not be more than $2,845,000per year or they will be disqualified. Project proposals for Tibetan earthquake repair must not be more than $350,000.
  • Project proposals for Sri Lankans must not be more than $700,000or they will be disqualified.
  • Applicants may submit a maximum of one proposal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
  • International Organizations. International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, should not submit proposals through Grants.gov in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement.
  • Multilateral organizations that are seeking funding for programs relevant to this announcement should contact the PRM Program Officer on or before the closing date of the funding announcement.
  • PRM will accept proposals from any NGO working in the above mentioned sectors although, given budgetary constraints.
  • Priority will be given to proposals from organizations that can demonstrate:
    • Tibetans in India and Nepal:
      • evidence of participatory needs assessment, involving beneficiaries
      • in Nepal, a working relationship with UNHCR and/or current UNHCR funding
      • a proven track record in providing proposed assistance both in the sector and specified location
      • evidence of coordination with international organizations (IOs) and other NGOs working in the same area or sector as well as local authorities, including Tibetan settlement officers and host government authorities, and, in India the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
      • projects are not duplicative of other funding. NGOs are encouraged to submit proposals that complement existing protection and assistance activities, including ongoing and planned USAID programs benefitting Tibetan refugees.
      • Successful proposals will clearly state how overlap is avoided and the mechanisms they will use to coordinate ongoing activities with other organizations serving the same population
      • a strong transition plan, where feasible, involving local capacity building
      • where applicable, adherence to PRM’s Principles for Refugee Protection in Urban Areas
      • an understanding of and sensitivity to conflict dynamics in the project location
    • Sri Lankans in India and Sri Lanka:
      • a working relationship with UNHCR, current UNHCR funding, and/or a letter of support from UNHCR for the proposed activities and/or overall country program (this letter should highlight the gap in services the proposed program is designed to address)
      • a proven track record in providing proposed assistance both in the sector and specified location
      • evidence of coordination with international organizations (IOs) and other NGOs working in the same area or sector as well as – where possible – local authorities
      • a strong transition plan, where feasible, involving local capacity-building
      • where applicable, adherence to PRM’s Principles for Refugee Protection in Urban Areas
      • an understanding of and sensitivity to conflict dynamics in the project location

How to Apply

Applicants can apply by downloading the application packages available on the given website.

For more information, please visit Benefiting Tibetan & Sri Lankan Refugees.

IUCN Oceania: EESLI Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator

Deadline: 1 June 2016

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania is seeking applications for its Energy, Ecosystems & Sustainable Livelihoods (EESLI) Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator with an aim to make available its advantages, privileges, and opportunities to all residents of the Pacific Island Countries mentioned below for the purpose of cultivating community projects and micro/small enterprises (MSEs) furthering the goals and priorities of IUCN’s Global Programme.

It has been established under the Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative funded by the governments of Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain to provide renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions across the Pacific Islands Countries.

Focus Areas

  • Renewable energy systems
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Sustainable land & sea transport initiatives
  • Biodiversity/ecosystem conservation
  • Cross-cutting impacts upon other sectors
  • Inclusion of marginalised groups such as women, children, disabled persons, and the elderly
  • Positive benefits for other sectors, such as health, education, food security & water integrity, disaster resilience, etc.

Grant Information: A Small Grant ranging from US$5,000-$20,000 flexible funding platform for submissions of various sizes to provide project support and implementation oversight for community projects and micro-enterprise development providing nature-based solutions which value & conserve nature.

Eligible Countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their complete application forms at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit IUCN.

Making All Voices Count: Joint Initiative to Support Civil Society Groups

Applications to be submitted before April 2016

Making All Voices Count (MAVC) is currently inviting applications for its Joint Initiative to Support Civil Society Groups.

MAVC is a global initiative that supports innovative and tech-focused approaches to addressing governance issues.

Objectives

With this call, MAVC is seeking innovative civil society-led projects that can contribute to:

  • the shaping of OGP National Action Plans and their commitments.
  • the implementation of OGP National Action Plan Commitments
  • civil society monitoring and supporting governments to achieve OGP commitments
  • civil society monitoring and challenging governments over how they pursue these commitments

Activities Included

MVAC is open to considering a wide range of different activities, including where civil society groups:

  • campaign for their country to participate in the OGP process;
  • strategically organize themselves for effective OGP participation (playing a coordinating role)
  • advocate for, set up and/or play a leadership role in OGP permanent dialogue mechanisms;
  • organize campaigning activities to influence new OGP action plans;

Eligibility Criteria                                                                                           

Civil society leaders in the following countries are encouraged to apply for Making All Voices Count support:

  • Countries producing new OGP plans in 2016: Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania
  • Countries currently implementing OGP plans: Ghana, Liberia, Philippines
  • Countries where civil society is campaigning for the government to join OGP: Nigeria

How to Apply

  • The organizations interested should design proposals strongly rooted in the national context and the opportunities that the prevailing context offers. Proposals should also include realistic assessments of the local political appetite for open governance reform and OGP.
  • The concept notes/ideas must include a summary of issues the project is addressing, partnership/alignment with OGP country plans, how long the project is proposed for, and overall budget.
  • The applications must be submitted via respective country emails.

For more information, please visit Making All Voices Count.

Women’s Empowerment Fund III: Building Capacity of Enterprises & Women Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 21 March 2016

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for its third annual Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF), a financing mechanism designed to scale effective business models for empowerment through women’s energy entrepreneurship.

WEF’s goal is to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

Focus Areas

  • Establishing a strong evidence base and evaluating effective approaches
  • Increasing access to finance to integrate women’s empowerment into the sector
  • Building capacity of enterprises and women entrepreneurs
  • Raising awareness and generating demand among women consumers and adolescent girls and boys
  • Influencing and setting international and national policies and processes

Funding Information

  • The WEF will award grants of up to US$75,000 to at least 4 qualifying organizations.
  • The selected WEF projects will have a 12-month timeframe to meet concrete objectives and performance milestones.

Focus Countries

Bangladesh, China, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda

Eligibility Criteria

  • Focus Geographies: All qualified individuals and organizations, regardless of location, are encouraged to apply. Although the Alliance has a preference for partners operating in Alliance focus countries (mentioned above), organizations operating in other countries are also encouraged to apply. The Alliance will select the most qualified applications regardless of location; the preference for Alliance focus countries is only weighted if the Alliance needs to make a final selection between applications of comparable quality.
  • Alliance Partnership: The applicant organization must be a registered partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Applicants who are not currently a Partner must be registered prior to submitting their application.
  • Organizational Type/Legal Structure: Organizations can include but are not limited to for-profit companies, social enterprises, foundations, non-profits, universities, research institutes, faith-based institutions, etc.
  • Organization Stage of Development: Organizations at all stages of operational development from seed-stage to large global organizations and enterprises.
  • Impact: The applicant must be focused on driving highly scalable gender and empowerment impacts in alignment with the Alliance’s mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment. It is recommended that applicants consult the Alliance’s social impact M&E indicators and tools prior to submission, and highlight any relevant socio-economic indicators that will be measured in your proposal.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the EOIs form via given website.

Note: A shortlist of applicants will be selected to submit a full proposal in the next round, and will receive further instructions by April 8, 2016.

For more information, please visit Global Alliance for Clean.

Call for Proposals: Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program in Papua New Guinea

Deadline: 29 April 2016

The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) is currently accepting concept notes from NGOs/CBOs in Papua New Guinea for its Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme.

The objective of the grant facility is to build and replicate the successful experiences of vulnerable communities to respond to specific local environmental issues and support sustainable livelihood practices that will lead to global environmental benefits.

Thematic areas

  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Protection of International Waters
  • Prevention of Land Degradation
  • Phasing-out of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)/Chemical Management

Grants Information

  • The duration of each proposal may vary from 18 to 24 months.
  • SGP will consider grants of up to USD$50,000.00 only for each project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Concept Papers are invited from Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), faith-based, youth and women’s organisations in Papua New Guinea.
  • Organizations and projects will be given preference to the extent that they:
    • Identify the threat and articulate innovative community based initiatives to reduce local environmental threats
    • Build local capacity to implement sustainable development strategies creating ‘local ownership and institutional capabilities
    • Demonstrate high replicability, co-financing and scaling-up potential
    • Foster public awareness on environmental issues as an integral part of the project
    • Address livelihood, equality and gender concerns and sensitivities
    • Involve women, marginalized populations and isolated communities as equal partners in programme implementation
    • Create an impact, influence policies and partnership at the National, Provincial and local levels in the country
    • Generate local knowledge and involvement of communities in planning, implementing and monitoring of projects
    • Encourage sustainability and demonstrate people’s participation, democracy, flexibility, partnership and transparency in their approach during implementation of activities in projects

How to Apply

Interested NGOs/CBOs can download generic forms via given website.

For more information, please visit Small Grants Program.