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: The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen democratic governance through civil society engagement. The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan intends to issue awards in an amount not to exceed $750,000 USD in FY 2019 Economic Support Funds (ESF), pending availability of funding. The anticipated start date for successful proposals is September 30, 2020. U.S. Embassy Belmopan anticipates funding three to five awards between the amount of $100,000 and $250,000 USD each for this NOFO. Applications are due on June 3rd, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (Washington, D.C). This NOFO and submitted proposals should concentrate on S.O. 2.1 and 2.3 of the Results Architecture and focus on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working with national and/or local government, particularly in vulnerable and/or marginalized communities. The projects should strengthen the partnership between government and CSOs to (1) enhance public services, (2) curb human trafficking, or (3) promote anti-corruption, transparency, and accountability. Namely, the projects should foster collaboration among CSOs and government to strengthen, expand, or complement public service delivery, including education and health; to enhance the skills of the front line persons to identify and prevent human trafficking, and improve protection for its victims as well as increase public awareness of its impact; or to reduce corruption and promote transparency and accountability across all levels. Funding awarded under this NOFO cannot be used for law enforcement or to train members of law enforcement. 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. Eligible organizations interested in applying are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and review process.
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening Government through Civil Society Engagement
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Belize (DOS-BLZ)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BH200-20-GR-200-WHA
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.750
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2020
Original Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2020
Posted Date: April 14th, 2020
Creation Date: April 14th, 2020
Archive Date: July 31st, 2020
Total Program Funding: $750,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 20th, 2020
Category Explanation
Good Governance
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 or 5016156215
U.S. Embassy Belmopan Grants Coordinator
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