Rural Innovation and Pivoting Hackathon NOFO

The summary for the Rural Innovation and Pivoting Hackathon NOFO 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 the Dominican Republic, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rural Innovation and Pivoting Hackathon NOFO: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for individuals and organizations to submit applications to carry out an online hackathon for forty participants, including alumni of USG exchange programs, entrepreneurs, academia, and civil society, to develop innovative and/or technology-based ideas and solutions to help small and medium businesses in rural areas of the Dominican Republic mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and create new sustainable opportunities to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on rural economies in the D.R. Proposals should include YLAI program resources including the online courses, the online network and YLAI fellows.The goal of this virtual program is to bring together entrepreneurs, students, and academia, to receive hands-on training on innovation and business pivoting and develop technology-based solutions that mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in rural areas of the Dominican Republic. The participants will share ideas and form teams to work remotely and develop technological solutions that empower rural entrepreneurs and rural development. The program should provide spaces for the participants to connect, learn best practices on rural business development, promote health and safety measures against COVID-19, and to receive training on business innovation and pivoting. The working teams will develop technology-based solutions that help businesses pivot their strategy and approach or create new opportunities for economic growth and development in their communities. These proposals should promote the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative resources such as the online courses and the YLAI network. At the end of the program, the teams should pitch their projects to a panel composed by program facilitators and mentors, U.S. Embassy representatives, and business leaders, and compete for small seed funding of to kickstart their projects. These seed funds must amount to at least the ten percent (10%) of the program budget, and can be awarded to more than one proposal. A distribution and selection criteria for seed funds should be included the proposal.
Federal Grant Title: Rural Innovation and Pivoting Hackathon NOFO
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to the Dominican Republic (DOS-DOM)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: S-DR860-21-NOFO-003
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 14th, 2021
Original Application Deadline: June 14th, 2021
Posted Date: May 7th, 2021
Creation Date: May 7th, 2021
Archive Date: July 14th, 2021
Total Program Funding: $30,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $30,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 5th, 2021
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 institutions•Individuals
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