Deadline: 19 May 2017
The U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica is seeking applications from qualified U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based NGOs, U.S.- and overseas-based public and private institutions of higher education, and public international organizations for a grant to implement a project entitled “Strengthen Government through Civil Society Engagement.”
- The funds supporting this NOFO will focus on:
- Supporting the development of strong, capable, and accountable Central American governments;
- Central American civil society demanding government accountability without reprisal of their rights and are able to influence policy outcomes.
- Host-nation governments uphold the values and practices of liberal democracy; citizens hold their governments accountable for these actions.
- Proposals should help support strong, capable, and accountable government and facilitate citizens’ ability to hold the government accountable for its responsibilities.
- Civil society provides support for government services at the local, municipal, or central level, particularly to vulnerable and/or marginalized communities and in areas outside of the Central Valley in an effort to help create strong, capable, and accountable governments.
- Examples of potential activities include, but are not limited to, projects intended to improve the provision of government services, and projects that will improve the capacity of government transparency and e-government initiatives.
- Proposals should include a methodology to serve beneficiaries before and after activities occur to measure quantitative and qualitative progress.
- Funds cannot be used to provide subsidies or direct employment remuneration or benefits.
- The anticipated total Federal funding amount is $1,500,000.
- The period of performance is up to two years with an anticipated start date of September 30, 2017.
- Applicants that are eligible to apply are U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based NGOs, U.S. and overseas-based public and private institutions of higher education, and public international organizations that are able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
- To be eligible for a grant award, in addition to other conditions of this NOFO, organizations must have a commitment to non‐discrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices.
- Non‐discrimination includes equal treatment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and political affiliation.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.