Creative Employment Solutions for Afghan Women

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Creative Employment Solutions for Afghan Women: The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Mission Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for eligible organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to empower Afghan women to conduct home-based, remote, and other creative employment arrangements tailored to fit the unique circumstances in Afghanistan. This initiative seeks to address the challenges faced by Afghan women, particularly in accessing employment opportunities, by equipping them with the skills and resources needed for home-based, remote, and other creative employment arrangements.The program aims to accomplish the following:Empower Afghan women with skills and access to resources for home-based, remote work, and other creative employment arrangements.Reshape societal perceptions about women's participation in the workforce to foster an environment conducive to women making meaningful contributions to the local economy.Create sustainable pathways towards economic independence and progress for Afghan women.Activities will primarily take place in Afghanistan, focusing on areas heavily impacted by restrictions on women's rights, which has significantly impeded their access to employment opportunities. PDS seeks proposals for projects that should address at least one or more of the following areas:Career Readiness Workshops: Enhancing women's skills for home-based and remote employment through targeted training sessions to explain these models and coachwomen on setting up these types of work arrangements.Mentorship Programs: Providing ongoing support and guidance to women participating in the initiative by establishing mentorship relationships. Guiding participants through the job search, application, and interview process, and in their first months of employment.Placement and Matchmaking Services: Establishing relationships with remote or home-based work-friendly employers, raising awareness among such employers about the skills available to them through remote employment arrangements with Afghan women, facilitating engagement between program participants and employers through virtual career fairs or other opportunities, etc.On-the-Job Training Programs: Facilitating practical experience and skills building in the remote work sector through virtual internship or job training experiences.Advocacy and Awareness: Raising awareness among Afghan women about the opportunities of remote work arrangements and best practices in seeking and maintaining such employment.Strengthening Partnerships for Remote/Home-based Work Empowerment: Establishing collaborations with organizations specializing in remote and home-based work initiatives to enhance women's access to job opportunities in these environments, providing tailored resources and mentorship.This funding opportunity provides an overview of the project's objectives, activities, expected outcomes, and resource needs. It underscores our commitment to promoting gender equality and women's economic empowerment in Afghanistan. We encourage proposals that contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable society by addressing the unique challenges faced by Afghan women in accessing employment opportunities.
Federal Grant Title: Creative Employment Solutions for Afghan Women
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Afghanistan (DOS-AFG)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-24-GR-002-SCA-04222024
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.501
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 21st, 2024
Original Application Deadline: June 21st, 2024
Posted Date: April 22nd, 2024
Creation Date: April 22nd, 2024
Archive Date: July 21st, 2024
Total Program Funding: $750,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $750,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 22nd, 2024
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all types of applicants except for individuals. Please refer to Section D for funding restrictions. Organizations may sub-award/contract with other entities, but only one entity may be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-awarding/contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
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