Deadline: 10 April 2020
The Embassy of the United States of America in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce a call for proposals to support community-building initiatives to increase inclusive growth and local community capacity development.
The program seeks to fund small projects that promote values that contribute to the growth of civic organizations. It will also fund innovative individual initiatives to build Azerbaijan’s prosperity and well-being. The competition is open to all well-developed, innovative community-building initiatives that aim to create an open, tolerant, and inclusive society, develop pluralistic communities, or foster economic prosperity. The Community-building Initiatives Program has chosen to address the following topics:
- Enhancing capacity-building, including programs that help young people grow into the next generation of leaders;
- Building strong communities through projects and platforms that promote local civic engagement, volunteerism, and community associations;
- Promoting tolerant, multicultural, diverse, and pluralistic worldviews, and countering violent messaging in communities;
- Advocating for disadvantaged communities by creating opportunities for their development, including providing legal services and projects that draw attention to their concerns;
- Empowering entrepreneurs, especially women and young people, to create local economic opportunities and achieve their potential;
- Strengthening Civil Society to play a greater role in building public institutions and promoting socio-economic development.
- Total Amount Available: $150,000 USD
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $24,000
- Anticipated program start date: June 2020
- Number of awards anticipated: up to 9-10 awards, depending on available funds
- Length of performance period: 12 months maximum
Participants and Audiences
The intended audience for potential projects includes economically and socially disadvantaged communities, which include refugees and IDPs, women and girls, persons with disabilities, and young people.
- Submissions are encouraged from Azerbaijani entities with relevant experience. This experience should be documented in the proposal.
- Eligible entities include Azerbaijani non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, community-based organizations (CBOs), and individual citizens.
- Previous recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of their financial and program reporting requirements are ineligible to apply. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable terms, conditions, and Office of Management and Budget guidance and requirements. Those organizations found to be in non-compliance may be found ineligible for funding or designated high risk if selected for funding.
For more information, visit https://az.usembassy.gov/embassy/baku/community-building-initiatives-program/