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US Mission to Belize: Job Creation and Alternative Activities for At-Risk Youth in Belize

Job Creation & Alternative Activities for At-Risk Youth in Belize

Deadline: 8 May 2015

The United States Department of State U.S. Embassy Belmopan is seeking applications from qualified U.S. or overseas-based non-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), and Educational Institutions for a grant to implement a program entitled Job Creation for At-Risk Youth in Belize. The aim of the program is to strengthen citizen security by focusing on job creation and providing alternative activities and better education for youth at higher risk of gang affiliation and/or engaging in criminal activity.

Estimated Total Program Funding is of $900,000 which will support U.S. Government objectives under the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) to target the underlying factors contributing to violence and crime in Belize.

Grants & Duration

Three to five awards with an amount between $100,000 and $400,000 will be granted. Project period should not exceed two years, and the anticipated start date for successful proposals is September 30, 2015.

Program Areas

Applicants should address at least one of the following project objectives:

  1. Providing job creation opportunities for youth and marginalized communities as an alternative to crime and violence.
  2. Providing youth and marginalized communities with productive alternative activities that increase education and leadership opportunities.
  3. Improving the educational quality or curriculum for high school youth in Belize, especially those in underserved communities.

Size of Grants

Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply?

For more information, please visit Grants.gov and search for the opportunity keyword BH200-15-GR-200-WHA-031615.

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