Strengthening Government Through Civil Society Engagement

The summary for the Strengthening Government Through Civil Society Engagement 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 FederalGrants.com 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 Costa Rica, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Strengthening Government Through Civil Society Engagement: The U.S. Embassy in San Jose announces a Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to promote democratic institutions, accountability, and good governance in Costa Rica with up to $1,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2023 Economic Support Funds (ESF) for a project period between 12-24 months. The anticipated start date for this activity is June 1, 2024. Subject to the availability of funds, Embassy San Jose intends to issue approximately three to five awards in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. Each award will be for an amount between $150,000 and up to $500,000 for each NOFO. Applications are due on February 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (Washington, D.C).The NOFO and submitted proposals should focus on Pillar II of the Root Causes Strategy (RCS): Combating corruption, strengthening democratic governance, and advancing the rule of law. Proposals should be oriented towards activities by civil society organizations working in partnership with governments, including subnational governments such as municipalities, to (1) create safe streets for the citizens of the region; (2) disrupt the movement of criminals and contraband to, within, and between the nations of Central America; (3) support the development of strong, capable, and accountable Central American governments; (4) re-establish effective state presence, services and security in communities at risk; (5) foster enhanced levels of coordination and cooperation between the nations of the region, other international partners, and donors to combat regional security threats; or (6) a combination of these activities.Specific objectives and indicators should be included in the proposals that allow the organization to measure and demonstrate progress. Funding awarded under this NOFO cannot be used for law enforcement, to train members of law enforcement, or to provide social services.Ideal projects will focus on one or more of the following objectives:Objective 1: Strong democratic institutions that foster protection of human rights.Objective 2: Increasing civil society's role in environmental governance.Objective 3: Capable governance in the coastal provinces of Puntarenas and Limon that promotes social inclusion.U.S. Embassy San Jose invites qualified U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based NGOs, U.S. and overseas-based public and private institutions of higher education, and public international organizations (PIOs) to apply.U.S. Embassy San Jose reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and will determine the resulting level of funding for each award. The authority for this NOFO is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.Eligible organizations interested in applying are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the scope of eligible projects, the application submission requirements, and the review process.
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening Government Through Civil Society Engagement
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Costa Rica (DOS-CRI)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCS-800-23-GR-002-WHA-120623
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.750
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 19th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: February 19th, 2024
Posted Date: December 6th, 2023
Creation Date: December 6th, 2023
Archive Date: March 20th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 6th, 2023
Category Explanation
Governance
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Public International Organizations (PIOs)
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