Deadline: 30 June 2020
The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania announces an open competition for initiatives that promote educational and cultural engagement and foster mutual understanding between the United States and Tanzania.
The Embassy seeks projects designed to further the development of Tanzania’s future leaders, build the capacity of Tanzanian institutions, and promote awareness and understanding of shared U.S. and Tanzanian values.
Grant Program Areas
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Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Promoting democratic governance;
- Promoting Broad-Based Economic Growth;
- Improving Health and Education, Especially Among Women and Youth;
- Advancing Regional and Domestic Security;
All project activities must take place outside of the United States and its territories.
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- Expected size of individual awards: Between $2,000 to $25,000;
- Estimated total funding: $50,000;
- Program Performance Period: no more than 12 months;
- Decision dates: March 30, 2020 / May 31, 2020 / July 31, 2020.
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The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section will use the criteria outlined below to evaluate all applications. The proposals will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. Panelists will use the criteria below to review and evaluate applications.
- Purpose and summary, description, and implementation plan: When developing the purpose, summary, description, and implementation plan, applicants should aim to make all descriptions clear, concise, and compelling. Reviewers will judge the proposals based on the likelihood for the project to exert a sustained, powerful influence on the community where it is undertaken. Does the project address an important gap of understanding or need? If the aim of the project is achieved, how will existing knowledge or practice be improved? What audience do the applicants hope to reach with this project? How many people will participate and how will they be selected?
- Participation and support from reliable local partners: A successful application will demonstrate buy-in and support from the community where the project will take place. The involvement of local partners is a strong sign that there is community support and that the project will engage a broad array of experts, such as subject matter experts, community centers, academic institutions, businesses, local/national government, nongovernmental organizations, American Spaces, etc.
- Evaluation and impact of the project: Proposals must include a plan to monitor and evaluate the project’s success, both as the activities take place and at the end of the project. Overall, the quality of monitoring and evaluation plan will be judged on how well it 1) specifies the intended outcomes and how these outcomes will be achieved, 2) gives clear descriptions of how each outcome will be measured, 3) identifies when the outcomes will be measured, and 4) explains how outcomes will be collected (such as surveys, interviews, or focus groups). Successful monitoring and evaluation depend heavily on setting clear goals and outcomes and consider potential problems, alternative strategies, and benchmarks for success. Interim and final reporting is required for winning projects and winning applicants should have a reporting plan to share information about the success/impact of the project.
- Sustainability: Project activities will continue to have positive impact after the end of the project.
- Communication, media and outreach plan: The project includes a plan to share information about the project.
- Budget and budget narrative: The budget and narrative justification are sufficiently detailed. Costs are reasonable in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results. The budget is realistic, accounting for all necessary expenses to achieve proposed activities. The results and proposed outcomes justify the total cost of the project. Budget items are reasonable, allowable, and allocable.
How to Apply
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- The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity;
- The proposal addresses all questions in the “Dar PD Small Grant Application Form”;
- All documents are in English;
- The budget is in U.S. dollars;
Applications should be sent electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, visit https://tz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/funding-opportunities/