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.
- 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.
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
Proposals should be submitted by email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: Botswana
For more information, please visit https://bw.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/stronger-together/