USAID’s DAI/Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE) Programmatic Grant for Afghanistan

Deadline: 27 September 2017

The United States Agency for international Development (USAID) is seeking applications for “DAI/Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE) Programmatic Grant” to enable educated Afghan women to increase their participation in the mainstream, formal economy by securing employment with advancement potential and by helping women-owned businesses grow.

Award Types

  • Fixed Amount Award (Fixed Amount – funds disbursed based on specified milestones);
  • Simplified (cost reimbursable funding);
  • In-Kind Grants (direct material or equipment)

Funding Information

  • The total amount of funding currently available for this APS is approximately 2 million USD (Approx. 134,000,000 AFA).
  • Applicants may request awards of up to a total amount of AFA 6,500,000 for non-US organizations and $100,000 for US organizations for a project life of up to 2 years.
  • WIE anticipates the start date upon award with a performance period of up to 28 months (2.5 years).

Eligibility Criteria

This APS is issued as a public notice to ensure that all interested and qualified organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • US non-governmental organizations supporting activities relevant workforce or private sector development activities;
  • Local non-profit non-governmental organizations;
  • Local profit-making organizations willing to forego profit;
  • Academic or vocational schools, universities, or institutes (public or private);
  • Private business service providers
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs);
  • Public or private career and employment services centers;
  • Contain evidence of a significant cost share commitment;

How to Apply

All concept papers must be in English and shall be submitted electronically (signed, stamped and scanned) at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Afghanistan

For more information, please visit Women in the Economy Grant.

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