Africa - Women, Peace, and Security (AF-WPS) Initiative FY 2016

The summary for the Africa - Women, Peace, and Security (AF-WPS) Initiative FY 2016 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 Bureau of African Affairs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Africa - Women, Peace, and Security (AF-WPS) Initiative FY 2016: The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs (AF) and the Secretary'™s Office of Global Women's Issues (S/GWI) announce this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for projects under the Africa - Women, Peace, and Security (AF-WPS) initiative. Through AF-WPS, AF and S/GWI partner with key stakeholders to identify and support sustainable projects that demonstrate a strategic and integrated approach to increasing women'™s full and active participation in peacemaking, peacebuilding, and reconstruction processes at the local, national, and/or regional levels in specified African countries. The Department seeks proposals from qualified organizations for sustainable projects in the following program areas:

Protection from Violence: Projects respond to the distinct needs of women and children in conflict-affected disasters and crises, including measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in conflict-affected environments; projects prevent - and protect women and children from - harm, exploitation, discrimination, and abuse, including GBV and trafficking in persons, and strengthen governments'™ ability to hold perpetrators accountable in conflict-affected environments.

Participation in Peace Processes and Decision-making: Projects improve the prospects for inclusive, just, and sustainable peace by promoting and strengthening women'™s rights and effective leadership and substantive participation in peace processes, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, transitional processes, and decision-making institutions in conflict-affected environments.

Please note: there is no guarantee of funding, and all proposals will be considered pending availability of funds.

Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to educational and research institutions, foreign public entities, U.S. not-for-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, public interest organizations, and foreign not-for-profit organizations in selected African countries. Organizations should propose projects in one or more of the following focus countries:

- Central Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda

- West Africa: Burkina Faso, Cote d'™Ivoire, Mali

- East Africa: Kenya, Madagascar, South Sudan, Sudan

Grants amounting to $300,000 - $500,000 in FY 2015 Economic Support Funds (ESF) will be awarded under this NOFO. The initial period of performance will be for 2-3 years. Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. All applicants should be familiar with OMB Circular 2 CFR Part 200.

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Please read the entire NOFO package before submitting an application, and follow the steps carefully in submitting an application before the deadline. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria and do not contain all of required information will not be considered.
Federal Grant Title: Africa - Women, Peace, and Security (AF-WPS) Initiative FY 2016
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of African Affairs
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Law Justice and Legal Services Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: AFPG-AFEPS-16-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 323733
CFDA Descriptions: General Department of State Assistance
Current Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2016 No Explanation
Original Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2016 No Explanation
Posted Date: Jun 8, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 8, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 21, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Also open to foreign public entities, public interest organizations, and foreign not-for-profit organizations in selected African countries.
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Africa - Women, Peace, and Security (AF-WPS) Initiative FY 2016
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