US Embassy in Belmopan, Belize, invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to advance the US Government’s Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) goal of community building. The proposal will confront the root causes of violence and crime and seek to create the positive cultural and social conditions, which are the foundation of a peaceful and orderly society.
The initiative will focus particularly on improving the quality of life for each citizen in a region or area through the restoration of law and order and community-building. It will cultivate positive social values such as civic pride, respect for each other, respect for law and order, integrity, importance of education and a sense of responsibility for themselves and the community.
It is planned to award a total of $300,000 USD for a project period of one to two years. Applicants may apply for amounts of $50,000, $100,000, $150,000 and $200,000. The U.S. Embassy may award up to six grants which do not exceed the total of $300,000 USD.
Eligible applicants are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit organizations (NPOs) and International Government Organizations (IGO). Grants will be awarded directly to the organization. NGOs and NPOs must provide documentation of legal status with the grant proposal. The U.S. Embassy encourages organizations that have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. Government to apply under this announcement.
Applicants are not required to include funding from other donors. However, applicants are encouraged to partner with non-U.S. Government sources (such as Belizean Government institutions or private companies) that include in-kind and/or cash contributions.
Last date for submission of proposals is September 5, 2011
For more information and details, visit this link and search by Funding Opportunity Number S-BH200-11-ESF