“Supporting Her Empowerment via Digital Tools” Funding Call for Indian NPOs and NGOs


Deadline: 23 June 2019

The U.S. Embassy’s North India Office  is inviting proposals for a project entitled “Supporting Her Empowerment via Digital Tools” to increase and broaden women artisans’ market access by facilitating training for CSO and NGO representatives on digital tools and strategies required to grow businesses beyond the local marketplace and contribute to the economic growth women artisans and their communities.

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The objectives of this program is to  develop and execute a series of three two-day workshops that provide CSO and NGO representatives working with women artisans in North India with digital tools to increase their competitiveness in online markets.

Under this program, the grantee will organize and implement three 2-day workshops on “Digital Strategies for Business” in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; Jaipur, Rajasthan; and Ludhiana, Punjab for a minimum of ten and a maximum of 15 CSO/NGO representatives in each program city.

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The workshops should include hands-on training that will teach participants in each city how to use commercially-available technology to sell art and/or related products online.  The workshops should also include a “train-the-trainer” teaching methodology to allow participants to share their new skills with women artisans from far-flung and rural areas, and within their communities.  Each participant must produce an initial idea to execute by the end of the workshops.

Program Goal

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The goal of this funding opportunity is to increase women artisans’ economic empowerment in North India by educating and training local CSOs and NGOs on the digital tools and strategies required to grow businesses that contribute to the economic growth of their communities.

This program is expected to reach this goal by:

  • Developing the capacity of local CSOs and NGOs to support their local partners with “train-the-trainer” sessions on how to teach these skills.
  • Continuing to support and grow the network of U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumni in North India by creating ongoing mentoring opportunities for program participants.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $45,000
  • Award Ceiling: $45,000
  • Award Floor: $40,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • This award does not allow:
    • Programs relating to partisan political activity;
    • Charitable or development activities;
    • Construction programs;
    • Programs that support specific religious activities;
    • Fund-raising campaigns;
    • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
    • Scientific research or surveys;
    • Commercial projects;
    • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;
    • Programs that duplicate existing programs; or
    • Illegal activities

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315214

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