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 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 Belize, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Strengthening Government through Civil Society Engagement: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen democratic governance through capacity building for civil society organizations and civil servants through partnership in Belize. The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan intends to issue awards in an amount not to exceed $750,000 USD in FY 2018 Economic Support Funds (ESF), pending availability of funding. The anticipated start date for successful proposals is September 30, 2019. U.S. Embassy Belmopan anticipates funding up to three awards between the amount of $200,000 and $400,000 USD each for this NOFO. The Embassy seeks proposals that strengthen the partnership between government and civil society organizations – and the capacity of both entities – to combat corruption and/or illicit trafficking, with a specific focus on human trafficking, including related forms of victim identification and assistance. Proposals should be oriented toward civil society organizations working with national and/or local government, particularly in vulnerable and/or marginalized communities. The overall goal of this NOFO is to support democracy and governance efforts in Belize. Funding awarded under this NOFO cannot be used for law enforcement or to train members of law enforcement. Applicants should address one or both of the following project objectives: 1) To increase and enhance civil society and government partnership to improve service delivery and accountability. Proposals should be oriented towards activities by civil society organizations working with national and/or local government, particularly in vulnerable and/or marginalized communities, to improve governance systems. Capacity building for civil society organizations and/or government civil servants should be included. And/or To develop mechanisms that improve coordination and cooperation between key stakeholders to improve basic local, municipal, or central government services for vulnerable and/or marginalized populations especially women. Proposals should be oriented towards enhancing the capacity of civilian front line agents and service providers to increase coordination, monitoring, reporting and response to issues such as, but not limited to, Gender Based Violence(GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP). U.S. Embassy Belmopan 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.
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening Government through Civil Society Engagement
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Belize (DOS-BLZ)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BH200-19-GR-200-WHA
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.750
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2019
Original Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2019
Posted Date: April 15th, 2019
Creation Date: April 15th, 2019
Archive Date: July 31st, 2019
Total Program Funding: $750,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $400,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 15th, 2019
Category Explanation
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
U.S. Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based NGOs, institutions of higher education, and public international organizations (PIOs); Belizean NGOs are strongly encouraged to apply.
Grant Announcement Contact
Phone 5018224011
U.S. Embassy Belmopan Grants Coordinator
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