Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition

The summary for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition 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 Armenia, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition: The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program competition for FY 2024. The program supports initiatives that develop democratic institutions and support civil society capacity building in Armenia. Grants may support initiatives within the following thematic areas: Promotion of civil society and association building; Free flow of information (including support for independent media); Transparency in government; Rule of law and legal reform; Public education and advocacy (including civic education); Democratic political processes; Conflict resolution; Protection of human rights and promotion of tolerance; Anti-trafficking and anti-corruption; Ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, and gender equality; and Women's empowerment. However, the priority program objectives for 2024 are: · Protection of human rights, including the social inclusion, community integration, and advancement of human rights of displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh; · Support for initiatives that advance, diversity, equity and inclusion, including support for ethnic minorities and marginalized communities (i.e. disability community, or LGBTQ+), women's empowerment, and gender equity; · Free flow of information, including support for independent media; · Democratic political processes. All projects should explain how the proposed activities impact Armenia's democratic development and further the long-term goals of the organization. Project proposals should describe specific objectives and expected outcomes. Proposals focused primarily on training or capacity building will not be considered unless the training will lead to concrete, measurable outcomes. Collaborative projects between partnering NGOs are strongly encouraged. Participants and Audiences: Proposals that include youth as a key audience will be given priority. This could include empowerment of youth through capacity building projects to promote civic participation, community engagement, and to strengthen youth-led networks and initiatives. Please be specific when mentioning the target audience(s) of your proposed project, including demographic information and the approximate number of beneficiaries to be directly and indirectly impacted by project activities. Please download the full NOFO for more information.
Federal Grant Title: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Armenia (DOS-ARM)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DEMCOM-FY24-ARM5
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 12th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: February 12th, 2024
Posted Date: December 11th, 2023
Creation Date: December 11th, 2023
Archive Date: March 13th, 2024
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 11th, 2023
Category Explanation
The U.S. Embassy Yerevan / Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to develop democratic institutions, promote respect for human rights, and support civic education and civil society capacity building in Armenia.
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: • Armenian not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; • Independent media outlets registered in Armenia.
Grant Announcement Contact
PDS Grants Team
Phone 37410494200
Grants Team mailbox
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