Strengthening Seychelles' Democratic Institutions

The summary for the Strengthening Seychelles' Democratic Institutions 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 Mauritius, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Strengthening Seychelles' Democratic Institutions: Program Objectives: The program seeks to engage local NGO and other relevant elections stakeholders to conduct voter education, short-term election observer training, and material and transportation support for elections observers during the election. The program should meet the following objectives:1) Support a series of voter education and information outreach events, as well as media engagement ahead of the 2020 elections;2) Conduct a short-term elections observer training event over the course of two weeks for up to 40 elections observers;3) Procure materials required for election observers; and3) Provide assistance for transportation of elections observers and equipment on election day. Participants and Audiences: The target audience for this project is all voters in Seychelles as well as 40 election observers.
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening Seychelles' Democratic Institutions
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Mauritius (DOS-MUS)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: AFSEY-20-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.700
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 17th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: August 17th, 2020
Posted Date: August 10th, 2020
Creation Date: August 10th, 2020
Archive Date: September 16th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $42,300
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $42,300
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 10th, 2020
Category Explanation
The program seeks to strengthen democratic institutions by supporting broad Seychellois public participation and civic awareness, strengthening societal oversight of the 2020 presidential election, and supporting open and effective election administration.
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: • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations Applicants must have experience in the areas of voter education and election observation training. Specific experience in implementing democracy watch technical assistance projects is highly desirable. Additionally, applicants must: • Demonstrate experience implementing projects similar to those addressed in this NOFO; and • Demonstrate expertise in providing technical assistance in the areas of voter education and election observation in Seychelles. The U.S. Embassy is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and activities. The Embassy welcomes applications irrespective of an applicants' race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We encourage applications from organizations working with underserved communities, including women, people with disabilities, and youth.
Grant Announcement Contact
Smita Bheenick
Phone 2302024430
For Inquiries
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