Youth Empowerment Program in Kenya

The summary for the Youth Empowerment Program in Kenya 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 Kenya USAID Nairobi, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Youth Empowerment Program in Kenya: The United States Agency for International Development, Mission to Kenya (USAID/Kenya), invites applications from all U.S. and Non-U.S. qualified organizations to implement youth activities in Kenya. This program is authorized in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. The estimate for all awards to be made under this APS is $14,000,000. This funding opportunity includes multi-sectoral programming in six provinces in Kenya: Central, Nairobi, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western and Coast Provinces. Applicants are invited to submit applications for more than one province but each application should be able to stand alone, separate from the other applications submitted. Programs proposed for funding that include all sectoral Areas of Interest stated herein are encouraged. Proposals from consortia or partnerships between eligible organizations are welcome. Teaming arrangements, especially those that include Kenyan partners, are also encouraged in order to adequately provide multi-sectoral expertise required for design and implementation of an integrated program. Kenyan organizations are encouraged to apply as Prime applicants or as sub-awardees.
Federal Grant Title: Youth Empowerment Program in Kenya
Federal Agency Name: Kenya USAID Nairobi
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: APS-623-10-000001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Current Application Deadline: First Closing Date for Submission of Concept Paper
Original Application Deadline: First Closing Date for Submission of Concept Paper
Posted Date: May 27, 2010
Creation Date: May 27, 2010
Archive Date: Dec 26, 2010
Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $750,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
The goal of the activities for the Yes Youth Can! APS is to empower Kenyan youth by developing leadership and organizations, promoting inter-ethnic understanding, facilitating innovation, providing technical assistance, and channeling resources to at-risk youth in key provinces to improve competitiveness; Create jobs and new market opportunities; Enhance youth voices in policy dialogue and interethnic coalitions, and; Generate new possibilities for community well-being. In order to support new skills development for key youth stakeholders, the proposed activities should focus on promoting economically viable livelihoods and competitiveness of youth enterprises, and/or support youth in exercising a greater voice in local affairs through a comprehensive territorial focus that engages youth and their communities.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Lisa Whitley USAID/Kenya E-mail: Dedicated email address for the Yes Youth Can! APS []
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