DHHS/ACF: State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act Implementation Partnership Grants

Deadline: 22 June 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible entities to fund for State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants program.

The purpose is to support the creation of effective practice model partnerships between state courts and/or Court Improvement Program, state public child welfare agency and a tribe, group of tribes, or tribal consortia, including both the tribal child welfare agency and tribal court for effective implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Funding Information: Estimated total program funding is $1,400,000.

Eligible Criteria

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Others
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • City or township governments
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Private institutions of higher education

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act.

National Endowment for Humanities: Humanities Access Grant Program to Support Underserved Groups

Deadline: 4 May 2016

National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) is seeking applications from organisations for its Humanities Access Grant program with an aim to help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States that supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation.

Objectives of NEH Grants

The grants:

  • strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges
  • facilitate research and original scholarship
  • provide opportunities for lifelong learning
  • preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources
  • strengthen the institutional base of the humanities

Grant Information: NEH will offer successful applicants grant of either $50,000 or $100,000 divided evenly over two years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any U.S. nonprofit institution (public agency, private nonprofit organization, federally recognized Indian tribal government) working wholly or in part with the humanities may apply for a Humanities Access grant.
  • Institutions that are part of a larger institution should consult with NEH staff on questions of separate eligibility.
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • Institutions that have never received an NEH grant and small to mid-sized institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit National Endowment for Humanities.

Apply for Captain Planet Foundation Eco-Tech Grant Program!

Deadline: 15 March 2016

Captain Planet Foundation is seeking applications from schools and NGOs for Eco-Tech grant program with the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities.

Eco-Tech grant program is supporting environmental education at the intersection of innovation and technology.

The Atlanta-based Captain Planet Foundation was co-founded by Ted Turner and Barbara Pyle in 1991 with a mission to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live.

The foundation’s unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities.

Grant Information: Grants in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Captain Planet Foundation.

Capital Magnet Fund: Serving Low-income Families and Communities across America

Deadline: 30 March 2016

The Community Development Financial Institute (CDFI), U.S. Department of Treasury is seeking applications from organisations for Capital Magnet Fund to spur investment in affordable housing and related economic development efforts that serve low-income families and low-income communities across America.

The CDFI Fund was established by the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, as a bipartisan initiative.

Through the Capital Magnet Fund, the CDFI Fund provides competitively awarded grants to CDFIs and qualified non-profit housing organizations. These awards can be used to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.

Organizations that receive Capital Magnet Fund awards are required to produce housing and community development investments at least ten times the size of the award amount, generating a multiplier effect that means that more low-income people and low-income communities nationwide will have housing options within their financial reach.

Objectives

  • To empower America’s economically distressed communities
  • To increase economic opportunity
  • To promote community development investments for underserved populations and in distressed communities in the United States.
  • To promote economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

Eligibility Criteria

Capital Magnet Fund Applicants must be:

  • A certified CDFI, or
  • A non-profit organization operating with a principal purpose of developing or managing affordable housing solutions
  • All Applicants (regardless of entity type) must demonstrate that they have been in existence as a legally formed entity for at least three years prior to the funding round application deadline.

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit Capital Magnet Fund.

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.

USAID/Jordan Health Finance and Governance Activity: Improving Health Sector Sustainability and Resilience!

Deadline: 19 April 2016

The United States Agency for International Development mission in Jordan (USAID/Jordan) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified organizations to fund a program entitled Health Finance and Governance Activity.

USAID/Jordan is issuing this Funding Opportunity to solicit technical applications for a five-year Health Finance and Governance Activity whose goal is to improve health sector sustainability and resilience in Jordan, including achieving universal health coverage.

This activity will apply a health systems strengthening approach to address structural and systems-related weaknesses within Jordan’s health finance landscape, as well as address gaps and deficiencies within the public sector’s health governance.

Objectives

  • Increased spending efficiency of public resources for health in support of the GOJ’s universal health coverage goal;
  • Strengthened governance of the health sector to more effectively coordinate, plan, manage, and monitor the health system

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased public health spending efficiency;
  • Increased percent of GOJ funding spent on preventive/primary health care;
  • Improved coordination and monitoring of the overall health sector;
  • Strengthened capacity among MOH middle-managers in planning, management and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Increased authority exercised by MOH Health Directorates in day-to-day management of the health sector

Funding Information

  • Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $24.5 million in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period. The ceiling for this program is $24.5 million.
  • Actual funding amounts are subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) are eligible to apply.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • To be eligible for award of a Cooperative Agreement, organizations must have a politically neutral humanitarian mandate, a commitment to nondiscrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.
  • The applicant is reminded that U.S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their application forms electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Health Finance and Governance Activity.

USAID/Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity: Reducing Malnutrition!

Deadline: 21 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission in Ethiopia requests applications from qualified and eligible organizations to manage and implement USAID’s Growth through Nutrition Activity with the goal of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia.

Support for Growth through Nutrition is derived from multiple funding streams: nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and agriculture. Growth through Nutrition is a follow-on Activity to USAID’s flagship multi-sector nutrition project—Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE). Growth through Nutrition is expected to build on, continue, and expand the accomplishments of ENGINE.

Intermediate Results to Achieve Activity Goal

  • Increased access to diverse, safe, and quality foods;
  • Optimal nutrition, WASH, and agriculture-related behaviors adopted;
  • Increased utilization of quality nutrition services;
  • Increased access to WASH products and services;
  • Strengthened multi-sector coordination and capacity to implement effective nutrition and WASH programs.

Causes of Malnutrition

  • Inadequate consumption of nutritious foods
  • Poor feeding and caring practices
  • High incidence of infectious diseases
  • Low utilization of quality nutrition services
  • Low income and food insecurity
  • Early pregnancies and large family sizes
  • Illiteracy and poor education
  • Status and role of women

Award Information

  • Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide up to US $73,000,000 (seventy three million) in total funding for the Growth through Nutrition Activity.
  • The anticipated Start Date for this activity is September 2016 with a period of performance of five years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) are eligible to apply.
  • Pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations it is USAID policy not to award profit under assistance instruments such as cooperative agreements, and as such, for-profit organizations must waive profits and/or fees to be eligible to submit an application.
  • USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.
  • Governments of Ethiopia laws require prior registration for a foreign and local organization in order to implement programs or conduct any business in Ethiopia.
  • Applicants under consideration for an award may be subject to a pre award audit to determine fiscal responsibility, ensure adequacy of financial controls, and establish an indirect cost rate.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via address given on the website.

For more information, please visit USAID/Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity.

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BERSAMA: Inviting NGOs for Gender Based Violence Prevention Program!

Deadline: 24 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development mission in Indonesia (USAID/Indonesia) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for a program to prevent gender-based violence in Eastern Indonesia; entitled BERSAMA

“Bersama” is a new activity that USAID/Indonesia’s Office of Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) proposes to begin in FY 2016. Bersama will focus on addressing the problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in four provinces of Indonesia.

USAID/Indonesia’s Bersama activity is significant in the context of USAID’s GBV Strategy, because it is one of a few USAID-funded anti-GBV programs that approach GBV from a democracy, human rights, governance and accountability lens or via a community-based approach.

BERSAMA supports United States Government (USG) priorities encompassing development and diplomatic goals, including USAID’s Global Strategy to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Development Objectives

  • Democratic Governance Strengthened
  • Essential Human Services for the Poorest and Most Vulnerable Improved
  • Global Development Priorities of Mutual Interest Advanced
  • Collaborative Achievement in Science, Technology and Innovation Increased

Areas of Intervention

  • Addressing the root causes of violence, including gender inequality, contexts that support men’s domination of women, and rigid norms about masculinity;
  • Improving prevention and protection services, including strengthening government service provision and justice systems;
  • Responding to the health and economic needs of those affected by GBV;
  • Supporting legislation and its enforcement against GBV, calling for government accountability to uphold women and survivors’ rights.

Funding Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID/INDONESIA anticipates level of funding for this award is not to exceed $7,400,000 over five years period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are eligible to submit an application.
  • NGOs include any incorporated entity, either nonprofit or for profit, other than a governmental organization.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The Agreement Officer may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the applications both in hard copies and electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Gender Based Violence Prevention Program.

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Expanding Participation of People with Disability Program: Strengthening and Supporting Disabled Persons Organizations

Deadline: 8 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development in Kosovo (USAID/Kosovo) is seeking concept papers from eligible prospective Kosovar or U.S. organizations and from its implementing partners of ongoing projects to propose innovative and effective approaches that increase participation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Kosovo and strengthen the capacity and services of Disabled Persons Organizations – DPOs.

USAID is committed to disability inclusive development. USAID will not discriminate against people with disabilities and will work to ensure the inclusion and active participation of people with disabilities in USAID-funded programs and activities.

Objectives

  • Increase participation of people with disabilities in new or existing USAID programs
  • Strengthen and support Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs)

Development Priorities

  • Strengthened Participation of all Citizens, CSOs & Private Sector
  • Improved Inter-Ethnic Integration
  • Unconstrained Media and Freedom of Information
  • More Competitive Political Processes.

Funding Information

Subject to the availability of funds, USAID/Kosovo anticipates awarding (or modifying existing awards) one or more grant(s) / cooperative agreement(s) and duration of the proposed program(s)/activity(ies) should be within 12-36 months.

  • Small fund programs: Range from $150,000 to $300,000
  • Large fund programs: Range from $300,000 – $600,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications should be from qualified U.S. or Kosovo entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.
  • Local DPOs are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Non-DPO organizations applying for funds must include in their application letter(s) of signed support from local DPOs they wish to partner with for the purpose of the project.
  • Projects may be stand-alone, targeted programs to benefit persons with disabilities, or they can be projects/activities that seek to mainstream persons with disabilities within larger Mission programs.
  • Projects should reflect the most pressing needs in the country and/or align with the Mission’s development priorities
  • All proposals must be guided by the values and provisions set forth by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Partners new to USAID may submit applications.
  • USAID will not accept applications from individuals.
  • All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law.
  • Public International Organizations are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.
  • Applicants may only submit one application.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their application forms electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Expanding Participation of People with Disability Program.

Disability Grant Program: Training and Services to End Violence against Women with Disabilities

Deadline: 10 March 2016

Office of Violence against Women (OVW) component of United States Department of Justice is seeking applications for its Training and Services to End Violence against Women with Disabilities grant program (Disability Grant Program).

The program will recognize the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals due to the proliferation of such crimes.

The Disability Grant Program was statutorily created in the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 and reauthorized by subsequent legislation with a goal to create sustainable change within and between organizations that results in increased capacity to respond to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable.

Funding Information

Funding levels under the Disability Grant Program for FY 2016 are as follows:

  • New, local-focused project $425,000
  • Continuation, local-focused $300,000
  • Continuation, state-focused $325,000

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible entities for this program are:

  • States;
  • Units of local government;
  • Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations; and
  • Victim services providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their letter of registration at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Training and Services to End Violence against Women.