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.

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.

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.

Nominations Open for Right Livelihood Award 2016! Meeting the Human Challenges of the World

Deadline: 1 March 2016

Nominations are open for the Right Livelihood Award to honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing today.

The Right Livelihood Award recognizes that, in striving to meet the human challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification.

The Right Livelihood Award is not an award for the world’s political, scientific or economic elite, but an award for the people and their work and struggles for a better future. The Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors, or simply, concerned citizens.

This open nomination process works like a seismic detector of the most urgent problems of today and thus allows for timely, often even agenda-setting awards.

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour and support those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now 162 Laureates from 67 countries.

 The Right Livelihood Award aims to help the North find wisdom to match its science, and the South to find a science to match its ancient wisdom.

Normally, the Foundation makes three Cash Awards and one Honorary Award each year. The Cash Awards are intended for work in progress or the extension of existing activities; they are never given for personal use.

Through this open nomination process, the Foundation gets a sense of what people around the world perceive as the most urgent problems – and who develops ways to solve them.

Purpose

The purpose of the Foundation shall be by presentation of the Right Livelihood Awards, to promote scientific research, education, public understanding and practical activities which:

  • contribute to a global ecological balance
  • are aimed at eliminating material and spiritual poverty
  • contribute to lasting peace and justice in the world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any individual or organization from anywhere in the world can be nominated for the Right Livelihood Award 2016.
  • Participant must be working in any of the field offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.
  • The Right Livelihood Award Foundation reserves the right to refuse clearly unsuitable proposals
  • Proposals must not be publicised, except to the candidate and possible referees. Failure to observe this invalidates a proposal.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their forms both electronically as a word document and as a paper copy via regular mail at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Right Livelihood Awards.

The GEF-Satoyama Project – Call for Proposal for Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

Application Opens: 1 October 2015

Deadline: 18 November 2015

GEF-Satoyama Project is looking for subgranting projects that enhance livelihood, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services, which take into account the protection and use of traditional knowledge in conservation measures, as well as the equity among various  population groups in the project sites including indigenous peoples, women and other vulnerable groups.

Site-based projects in production landscapes and seascapes should focus on mainstreaming conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services resulting in improved human wellbeing, through:

  • Conserving, maintaining or revitalizing traditional sustainable practices, globally threatened species and/or sites of global significance for biodiversity conservation
  • Restoring degraded production landscapes and/or seascapes in a sustainable manner; and/or
  • Implementing livelihood alternatives, e.g. sustainable agricultural, fisheries, or forestry production techniques for the sustainable use of terrestrial, freshwater or marine systems (or a combination of these).

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must:
    • Be a legally registered entity and able to enter into a grant agreement with CI-Japan
    • Be capable of taking the lead and be responsible for the overall project management and reporting
    • Track the use of funds and report on the fund utilization following the GEF-Satoyama Project Requirements Demonstrate sufficient institutional capacity and financial systems to implement the proposed subgrant project
    • Demonstrate at least the same amount of own funds as the amount requested (1 to 1 co-financing) for the implementation of the proposed subgrant project
    • Be capable of communicating in English language.
  • The subgrant project must:
    • Be implemented within the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
    • Focus primarily on the mainstreaming conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services resulting in improved human wellbeing, and be aligned with the scope of the sub-grant projects provided in the former section “Subgrant Project Description”
    • Be capable of achieving its goals within 3 years
    • Be accompanied by a grant request between USD50,000 and USD100,000

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit all the application materials at the address given on the PDF.

For more information, please download this PDF.

ACF International Grants to Enhance Livelihood

The humanitarian organization Action against Hunger was founded by a group of French intellectuals to eradicate hunger globally, sustainable and efficient in the world. The mission is to save lives through prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflict.

Opportunity to Enhance Livelihoods

The objective of ACF international grants regarding livelihoods is to save lives in crisis situation and to protect and sustain livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

Other focus areas are:

  • Nutrition, health and care practices
  • Food security
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Advocacy and awareness
  • Scientific research
  • Disaster risk management and climate change

Focus Countries

  • Africa – Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Guinea-Conakry, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Chad, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Asia – Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burma, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines
  • Caribbean – Haiti.
  • Middle East – Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon, Syria, Occupied Palestinian Territory.
  • Europe – Ukraine.
  • South America – Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru

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Ashmore Foundation Grants for Livelihood Projects

The Ashmore Foundation seeks to make a positive and sustainable difference in the Emerging Markets communities. The Ashmore Foundation aims to enhance human welfare, opportunities, and skills for children.

Grants for Livelihood projects

Under this grant, the Ashmore Foundation makes grants to organizations working on: supporting social enterprise to benefit disadvantaged groups, building community knowledge, resources and capacities for sustainable local enterprise, and providing vocational training to disadvantaged young people.

NESST – NESsT works to develop sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in Emerging Market economies.

Path Foundation Philippines – PATH Foundation Philippines Inc. (PFPI) is an NGO based in the Philippines which works to improve health, conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Other Grant Areas

  • Education – The foundation provides grants to organizations working to bring children and young people who are marginalised from mainstream education into regular education and to improve quality of life and job prospects of youth.
  • Health – The IDEP Foundation, Manav Seva Sansthan “SEVA”, and NU3 Foundation works under the Ashmore Foundation to improve health of vulnerable children.

Eligibility criteria for grantees

  • Organizations activities should be well documented and transparent with clear results.
  • Organizations must have a strong understanding of social issues.
  • Applications are considered from the organizations operating in the emerging markets as a registered non-profit organization.

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Call for Concept Notes/proposal-Enhancing Pro-poor Innovation in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value Chains [EPINAV]

Deadline- 30th April, 2011

Countries/Region- Tanzania

In Tanzania, Agriculture, including forestry, livestock and fisheries, is the main source of livelihood for more than 83% of the poor who live and work on the land. They are therefore a vital component of any efforts to transform Tanzanian agriculture.
Productivity of agriculture remains low compared to Asia and Latin America and effects of Climate Change such as frequent droughts and unreliability of rainfall patterns further aggravate food and livelihood insecurity for the majority of rural population and the urban poor.

The Sokoine University of Agriculture has over the years developed and tested a good number of productivity enhancing technologies and best practices in various pilot villages in the country.

The purpose of EPINAV is to “enhance productivity, livelihood security and human capacity of target communities to utilize pro-poor and climate change adapted innovations in agriculture and natural resources value chains”.

The Research Component has four themes:

  • Innovation systems research for up-scaling of technologies and best practices.
  •  Adaptation of agriculture and Natural Resources to Climate Change.
  • Policy Research Analysis and Governance.
  • Innovative communication and knowledge dissemination pathways.

Eligibility-

  • contribute to the programme objectives;
  • be led by a senior SUA researcher ;
  • address a specific research theme or specific priority commodity for a particular District, Region or Zone in Tanzania.

For more information, visit this link

The 9th World Bamboo Congress invites Papers

The 9th World Bamboo Congress will be organized from April 10-13, 2012 at Antwerp, Belgium. The theme for this congress is “Bamboo Biosciences, Bioengineering and Agroforestry Potentials”.  Papers are being invited from scholars for presentation during the congress. The Scientific Committee will select the oral presenters based on the quality and timeliness of the paper.

If you wish to present only a poster, you are welcome to send in an abstract according to the guidelines. All papers, keynotes, oral presentations, and poster presentations that are presented, or are a part of any of the Congress workshops, are eligible for inclusion in the Congress proceedings.

Suggested Topics for Consideration
–              Post-Harvesting and Processing:

Preservation and protection; Mechanical and chemical properties; Products and by-products from the living culm; The harvested culm; Machining; Fibers extraction;

–              Architecture, Engineering and Social Housing:

Physical and Mechanical Properties; Construction Systems and Methods (Materials, Joinery, Modulation); Constructions (Houses, Buildings, Bridges); Social Housing;

–              Products, Design and Technologies:

Products Design (Furniture, Utensils, Housewares, Equipment); Boards (Glue Laminated Bamboo Boards, Fiber Boards, Mat Boards); Machinery; Fibers and fiber characteristics (Paper, Textiles, Composite); Energy (Charcoal, Biomass);

–              Resources, Standards, Commerce and Policy Aspects:

Production and Supply Chain; Public Policies and Laws; Import and Export; Transportation; Financing;

–              Community and Economic Development:

Poverty reduction; Experience with livelihood development projects; Methodologies; Training; Information and Communication;

–              Ecology and Environmental Concerns:

Forest Dynamics; Afforestation and Reforestation; Environmental Impacts & Landscape Use; Carbon Sequestration, Remediation, Watershed Protection; Endangered Species; Biodiversity Conservation; Associated Fauna and Flora;

–              Molecular analysis of bamboo (special workshop)

Molecular genetics; Bamboo genomics; Gene expression analysis; Transposon analysis;

–              Regional reports

Exchange news from around the world.

Posters

Original work and other presentations that cannot be accommodated in the oral presentation schedule will be presented as posters and there will be plenty of time for scheduled discussion on the poster papers as well.

Note

All papers will be forwarded to the Science Committee for review. The mentioned categories will be developed into sessions of lecture and discussion sessions. The decision on the final structure and composition of the sessions in question will rest with the designated Chair of that session.

Last date for submitting the papers is November 1, 2011. For more information and details, you can visit this link.

World Vision to undertake $200 Million Clinton Global Initiative

World Vision, which is a leader in Global relief and development, has announced its project that would focus on improving sanitation facilities for women, girls and their communities. As safe water is essential for their physical and mental well-being, the present project would aim at providing the same to girls and women, across 10 African countries, thereby having an impact on almost 6.6million people. The project will be conducted for six years, and will cost $200 million; moreover, it will be a part of 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that has been working in the field of sanitation and water, and has been successful in completing five-year West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) in Ghana, Mali and Niger.

Richard Stearns, who is the President of World Vision United States, while attending this week’s CGI Annual Meeting in New York City, said “We have seen just how critical access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene is for women and girls—not only to their daily health and personal safety, but also to enable them to invest in their education and future,”

World Vision is an expert in the field of issues that affect women in developing countries. With the present project, it expects to improve the health of children and their mothers. It also expects to have a positive impact on the livelihood, savings, and the school attendance of girls.

Rudo Kwaramba, who is the national director of World Vision in Uganda, said “World Vision understands that for sustainable change, we must combine the essential ‘software’ ingredients of community engagement and behavior change with the ‘hardware’ of borehole wells, catchment systems and other intervention. And in all of this, women’s ownership and full participation is essential so they are empowered to invest further in the health, education, and well-being of their families and communities.”

At present, almost 13 million people are affected by severe draught in Horn of Africa; thus, this initiative by World Vision could not have come at a better time. The agency is committed to CGI, and is thus taking a quick initiative to meet the water needs in Africa, especially in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda and Somalia. In future, World Vision is also planning to start projects to improve sanitation facilities in those areas that would help protect and preserve the livelihood of people, in order to reduce the impact of the severe draught that is affecting many countries in Africa.