Request for Applications-WE Americas Small Grants Initiative

Deadline- Aug 20, 2012

Countries/Region- Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Applications are invited for WE Americas Small Grants Initiative through which people come to know about new opportunities.These funding opportunities will be distributed in the form of grants.

The particular focus on furthering economic opportunities for rural and indigenous women, and on systems to support women’s entrepreneurship throughout the LAC region, is intended to build greater social and economic security and improve lives. The ultimate goal of the small grants is to support women-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs at the micro, SME, and high growth potential levels. The grants will focus on increasing necessary infrastructure to support and encourage a women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Eligibility

  • This announcement is intended for non-profit and/or non-governmental organizations with offices in the LAC region or for-profit social enterprises that are from and/or have a presence in the LAC region. US groups and enterprises are eligible for this award; however, funds may only be obligated and spent on offices within the selected implementing LAC country for this initiative.
  • LAC Countries: This initiative is only for projects implemented in the following countries: This initiative is only for projects implemented in the following  countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

For more information, visit grants.gov and search by funding opportunity number.S-SGWI-SF-GR-004-WEA