Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

The summary for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program 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 Uzbekistan, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Democracy Commission Small Grants Program: The U.S. Embassy Tashkent Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through the Embassy’s Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. This program supports the development of Uzbekistan’s democratic institutions and civil society by competitively awarding small grants to Uzbekistan’s nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, to nonprofit civil society organizations (CSOs), and to independent local media organizations.The U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) in Tashkent is soliciting proposals for grants from Uzbekistan’s civil society and independent media organizations that focus on one of the priority areas/themes specified below. Applicants should pay close attention to the Public Diplomacy Section’s goals, priority program areas, target audiences when developing their proposals.Overall Program Goals: Increase the capacity of civil society organizations in Uzbekistan to respond to the country’s urgent social needs and increase citizen participation in governance through effective implementation of reforms and laws on civil society, government transparency and citizen oversight.APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATIONFirst Round: Concept Note SubmissionBrief 1-2-paged Concept Note (please see attached CN template) with summary of project objectives, expected outcomes, outputs and approximate budget should be submitted by April 8, 2024. April 8 Proposals must contribute to one or more of the following areas that are the focus of this Notice of Funding Opportunity:Advancing Women’s Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship Strengthening Disability RightsEmpowering Citizen-led Initiatives to Improve Air QualitySecond Round: Full Proposal SubmissionU.S. Embassy Tashkent will review all Statements of Interest and invite shortlisted projects to submit full grant applications. (See attached full NOFO for the technical requirements for the second round (if the applicant is shortlisted)
Federal Grant Title: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Uzbekistan (DOS-UZB)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: TASHKENT-PDS-FY24-006
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 8th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: April 8th, 2024
Posted Date: March 4th, 2024
Creation Date: March 4th, 2024
Archive Date: May 8th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 4th, 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
The following organizations are eligible to apply: • Not-for-profit organizations • For-profit organizations • Civil society/non-governmental organizations For this announcement, only Uzbekistan-based organizations are eligible to apply.
Grant Announcement Contact
Mission Uzbekistan Public Affairs Grants Management Team
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