Deadline: 31 March 2020
Public Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to design and implement a program to strengthen good governance through developing and championing a culture of accountability.
The project implementers will:
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- Identify youth at risk and strengthen their capacity to develop purposed shareable audio and visual content across different platforms including but not limited to various forms of art and social media.
- Identify and train the target audience to recognize their power, authority and strategic positioning in championing accountability.
- Develop participants skills in persuasion, researching new trends, creating social connections and networks understanding and appreciating accountability at their level.
- Develop training activities to demonstrate how lack of accountability impacts a nation’s state of health, economic prosperity, and democratic space.
- Create, implement, and analyze a text message campaign and a social media campaign sharing information about their role in cultivating, nurturing and celebrating a culture of accountability.
- Leverage on Embassy speakers, alumni of U.S. Government sponsored programs, U.S. accountability experts and use of the American Spaces network in Kenya.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
- Award Ceiling: $100,000
- Award Floor: $100,000
- Length of performance period: Twelve months or less
- Anticipated program start date: No later than June 1, 2020
Priority Regions: Nairobi, Mombasa, Lamu, and Nakuru
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Audiences: The target audiences should include at least 500 vulnerable youth – 15 to 35 years old and mixed-gender. They should demonstrate ability to pollinate of new ideas and trends, persuade and create and strengthen social networks.
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
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- Programs relating to partisan political activity;
- Charitable or development activities;
- Construction programs;
- Programs that support specific religious activities;
- Fund-raising campaigns;
- Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
- Scientific research;
- Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or
- Programs that duplicate existing programs.
- Eligible Applicants: Not- for profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or academic institutions including institutions of higher education (excluding for-profit education institutions) based in the United States domestically or overseas in Kenya.
- Other Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.
- Bidding organizations must already possess a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number, formerly referred to as a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number, and an active SAM.gov registration prior to submitting a full application.
How to Apply
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- All applications must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.
- Mailed or faxed proposals will not be considered.
- Please ensure:
- The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity
- All documents are in English
- All budgets are in U.S. dollars
- All pages are numbered and
- All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324306