U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Civic Education Home Stay Small Grants Program

Deadline: 17 July 2017

The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through the Office of Public Affairs, is seeking applications for two types of Civic Education programs that address school segregation or other problems that divide students along ethnic lines. These projects should advance Education for Democracy and help remove obstacles to integration in education.

Small grants competition will support projects designed explicitly as home-stay exchange programs to contribute to democracy and human rights education with interaction and the development of tolerance between the ethnically, religiously and geographically diverse communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In addition to the core exchange program activities, the mandatory requirement is a component of family engagement in which participants will stay in the homes of fellow participants from different ethnic or religious backgrounds, and engage in volunteer projects in both communities. Priority will be given to innovative programs that bring together youth (ages 12-24) from communities across ethnic, geographical, and administrative lines and engage large number of youth in community improvement activity in each host town.

Funding Information

Detailed budget should be expressed in USD, with a maximum amount of$20,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All BiH non-profit organizations, educational institutions and independent media are eligible to apply.
  • Proof of past performance implementing similar activities is required (include dates, number of participants from different entities/cantons/ethnic groups, location, and point of reference).
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to work in all parts of BiH, whether independently or in cooperation with a partner school/organization. .

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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