Deadline: 27 December 2019
The U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section has announced the “Stronger Together: Health, Prosperity, and Security” program to support innovative projects that address one of three U.S. foreign policy objectives.
All submitted proposals must address one of the three U.S. foreign policy objectives below:
- Empowering Women and Girls – Projects enhance or support empowerment of women and girls through educational, entrepreneurship, health, or professional development opportunities;
- Supporting Civil Society Organizations – Projects (1) strengthen management and public engagement capacity of civil society organizations and promote political and civil participation; (2) enhance government accountability and information access for the public; or (3) promote exchange and cooperation with U.S. higher education institutions.
- Enabling Business Environment – Projects (1) promote or develop best practices in business and entrepreneurship for youth and create or strengthen networking among youth entrepreneurs; (2) promote Botswana’s transition to a knowledge-based economy, including activities in research and development; or (3) increase Botswana’s awareness and utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
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- The total amount of funding is up to $25,000 per project and the anticipated total number of awards is one per cycle, contingent upon availability;
- The award duration is twelve (12) months.
- The award is open only to registered not-for-profit groups, associations, nongovernmental organizations, faith- or community-based organizations. The groups must be well established, operating for at least one year, and have a history of accomplishments;
- They cannot fund or sponsor government schools, prizes for school competitions, individuals, private or for-profit businesses, company start-up costs, direct employee compensation or one-time events;
- Recipients can demonstrate their commitments by either contributing to the project financially, or providing labor or supplies to carry out the project. Cost-sharing is not required but highly encouraged;
- Proposals involving U.S. Alumni will receive preference during the review process.
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Proposals will be reviewed in the month following a deadline by a committee comprised of U.S. Embassy employees and a decision will be rendered one month following the deadline at the latest. Preparation for grant programming will commence immediately after selection.
How to Apply
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Proposals should be submitted by email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: Botswana
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For more information, please visit https://bw.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/stronger-together/