U.S. Embassy in Uganda: Seeking Applications for Civic Education Project


Deadline: 21 December 2018

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission in Uganda has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a small grant to implement and manage a civic education project.

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The project should be designed to deliver an educational program camp experience in each of Uganda’s four administrative districts that will combine intensive English language programming with learning about democratic values and participatory citizenship through activities such as training sessions, workshops, debates, discussions, community service, and cultural events. The civic education camp should include meetings with political representatives, such as elected officials.

Funding Information

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Total Amount Available: Up to $25,000

Project Requirements

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The project proposal must clearly state how the project beneficiaries (applicants) will be selected, the mode of training and activities, how the project implementer will deliver the proposed curriculum, a sample curriculum, and a clear timeline for implementation. The implementing partner should aim at selecting at least 25 participants per administrative region for this project. The following criteria must be met by the participants to be considered for this program:

  • Young adults between 16-18 years of age;
  • Actively enrolled in school and in good standing;
  • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any registered non-profit, non-governmental organization may submit a proposal.
  • Cost-sharing or matching is encouraged but not required.

Selection Criteria

  • Criteria for the selection of the implementing partner will include but is not limited to the following:
    • Established track record for organizing educational activities;
    • Organization must be duly registered as an NGO or Community Based Organization;
    • Implementer’s ability to cost-share.
    • The implementer host four civic education camps for students that address the powers and authorities of local governments and the central government;
    • Project participants are selected by an open application process that is transparent and equitable;
    • The program should teach the participants the basic tenants of civic engagement and assist the participants in designing a civic engagement project within their local community;
    • Participants are expected to implement a project in their community using what they’ve learned;
    • Participants are expected to report on their project success or failure during a summit held in the central region.
  • The period of performance should fall between February and December 2019. Evaluation and impact analysis for the project will take place for one year following the end of the project.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://ug.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity-civic-education-project/

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