Africa Regional Democracy Fund

The summary for the Africa Regional Democracy Fund grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Niger, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Africa Regional Democracy Fund: This program will support organizations working on wildlife conservation to assist local communities living in and near wildlife-protected areas, including both farmers and herders, to develop their capacity to actively engage in the preservation of wildlife and Niger's natural heritage. Objective 1: Amplify the voices of the locals who remain a marginalized group in wildlife-protected areas. Objective 2: Promote the welfare of local communities with diversified means of livelihoods and/or the provision of basic infrastructure.Objective 3: Engage local communities in the fight against violent extremist organizations and traffickers. Project activities could include the following:- Advocating with government institutions to consider local communities' needs.- Establishing a surveillance system to create a safe environment that promotes tourism.- Creating diversified income generating activities to reduce dependance on agricultural production.- Establishing information-sharing networks between GoN and local communities to report suspected VEO and poaching activities. - Using local knowledge to improve wildlife protection policies and programs.- Amplifying the voice of marginalized groups, especially women.- Supporting women-led groups working on environment issues to reverse desertification.- Raising awareness of conservation laws and the law's benefits for both farmers and herders. - Basic infrastructure construction for local communities, including health facilities, water sites (wells, boreholes,) and marking cattle passageways for transhumant herders. Anticipated outcomes attributable to program activities include:- Local communities collaborate and share information with government institutions, limiting the operating space for violent extremist organizations and traffickers. - Local communities demonstrate an improved willingness to engage in wildlife protection. - Local communities' livelihoods are protected.- Local community members, especially women, are engaged and included in the area's development.
Federal Grant Title: Africa Regional Democracy Fund
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Niger (DOS-NER)
Grant Categories: Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: ARDF-2023
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.225
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 25th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: July 25th, 2023
Posted Date: July 7th, 2023
Creation Date: July 7th, 2023
Archive Date: August 24th, 2023
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 7th, 2023
Category Explanation
Empower marginalized groups
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
• Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations. • Public and private educational and environmental institutions
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Embassy Niamey website
Grant Announcement Contact
U.S Embassy Niamey
Program Grants Unit
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