U.S. Mission to India: Supporting Her Empowerment via Digital Tools

Deadline: 20 February 2019

U.S. Mission to India is seeking proposals for its grant program entitled “Supporting Her Empowerment via Digital Tools” to increase women artisans’ economic empowerment in North India by educating and training local CSOs and NGOs on the digital tools and strategies required to grow businesses that contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

This program is expected to reach this goal by:

  • Developing the capacity of local CSOs and NGOs to support their local partners with “train-the-trainer” sessions on how to teach these skills.
  • Continuing to support and grow the network of U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumni in North India by creating ongoing mentoring opportunities for program participants.

The Objective of this program is to develop and execute a series of three two-day workshops that provide CSO and NGO representatives working with women artisans in North India with digital tools to increase their competitiveness in online markets.

Based on funding availability, this project will build capacity of women artisans by harnessing their entrepreneurial and innovative spirits and empowering them with digital tools to grow further.  Under this program, the grantee will organize and implement three 2-day workshops on “Digital Strategies for Business” in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; Jaipur, Rajasthan; and Ludhiana, Punjab for a minimum of ten and a maximum of 15 CSO/NGO representatives in each program city.

The workshops should include hands-on training that will teach participants in each city how to use commercially-available technology to sell art and/or related products online. The workshops should also include a “train-the-trainer” teaching methodology to allow participants to share their new skills with women artisans from far-flung and rural areas, and within their communities. Each participant must produce an initial idea to execute by the end of the workshops.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $35,000
  • Award Ceiling: $35,000
  • Award Floor: $30,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.
  • This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.
  • U.S. Embassy New Delhi grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or illegal activities.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311384

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