Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Inviting Applicants for Community Solutions Program 2017

Deadline: 15 May 2017

The Department of State Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is currently seeking applications for “The Community Solutions Program” to enhance the skills of approximately 100 civic and community leaders to more effectively address current economic, environmental, political, and social challenges in their communities.

Thematic Areas

  • Environmental Issues: Fellowships should focus on issues related to water and resource management, food security, supporting food supplies (at local, regional or national levels) including locally sourced or community agriculture, social entrepreneurship (leveraging science and technology to address ecological and environmental issues), low-carbon technologies, and the use of natural resources, renewable energy, and pollution.
  • Tolerance and Conflict Resolution: Fellowships should expose participants to issues and strategies addressing tolerance, multi-culturalism, anti-discrimination, inclusion, and conflict resolution.
  • Transparency and Accountability: Fellowships should provide exposure to programs, models, and/or institutions related to civil society and civil liberties, grass-roots democracy, good governance, open government, anti-corruption, transparency, accountability, press freedom, and/or fair elections.
  • Women and Gender Issues: Fellowships should focus on issues related to women’s education, empowerment, health, and entrepreneurship.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,300,000
  • Award Ceiling: $2,300,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Award recipients must identify the U.S.-based and any foreign-based organizations and individuals with whom they are proposing to collaborate to implement the Community Solutions program, and describe any previous cooperative activities.
  • Applications may be submitted by U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries

Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

East Asia and the Pacific: Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Vietnam

Europe and Eurasia: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories

South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

Latest Funds for NGOs

Applications Open for NEA’s Art Work Grant Program!

IFAD Call for Proposals:  Enhancing Farmer Resilience to Climate Change, Sustainable Crop Productivity, and Nutrition under Rainfed Conditions

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of NEA: Creating Greater Economic Wealth through the Handicraft Value Chain in Tunisia

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation: Adressing Humanities and Social Sciences Around the World

Coca-Cola Australia Foundation: Seeking Applications for Employee Connected Grants

EU Call for Proposals: A Regional Hub for Structured Dialogue

Australia Awards in Indonesia: Seeking Project Proposals for Alumni Grant Scheme

USDA-NIFA Call for Proposals: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

European Union: Energy Efficient Household Devices, Distribution, After-Sales Structures and Mini-Grids for Exploring Economic Growth Potential in Rural Areas

FONTAGRO Call for Proposals 2017: Innovations for Sustainable Intensification of Family Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change

Mosquito Talk: Building and Expanding International Network of Public Health Communicators to Engage on Zika and Vector Borne Diseases

Call for Proposals: 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme

U.S. Department of Education: Educational Technology, Media & Materials for Individuals with Disabilities

Applications Open for Voice’s Philippines Sudden Opportunity Grants!

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of NEA: Supporting Entrepreneurs in Middle East and North Africa

Apply for Graham Foundation Grants for Individuals in the United States

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation: Seeking Applications for Omid Grants Program

Future Earth Request for Proposals: Pegasus Programme for Biodiversity and Natural Assets

Applications Open for Solutions for Good Initiative: Seeking Innovative Mobile Solutions for Social Impact

Apply for Wolfson Family Charitable Trust Funds! Helping People with Special Needs

EC-EACEA Call for Proposals: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017

USAID/ Bureau for Food Security: Feed The Future Partnership with Partners for Food Solutions (PFS)

The Other Foundation Research Grant: Seeking Expression of Interests from African Researchers

G4AW Grant Program: Increasing and Enhancing Sustainable Food Production

* indicates required

You have Successfully Subscribed!