GEPT Sub-Grant Program: Increasing Participation of Traditionally Marginalized Populations in Electoral Processes

Deadline Extended till 31 August 2017

The Consortium for Elections and Political Processes Strengthening (CEPPS) is inviting applicants for the Global Elections and Political Transitions (GEPT) Leader with Associates award that is a program made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The GEPT program supports elections and political transitions during a period of tremendous social change, marked by the challenges of increased connectivity, the youth bulge, urbanization, migration, and globalization.

Through the GEPT Leader Award, CEPPS will develop and manage a sub-grants program aimed at strengthening the capacity and role of local and regional organizations in countries engaged in support of elections and political transitions. Sub-grants will be used to strengthen local and regional organizations and their support networks.

CEPPS empowers local partners, including traditionally marginalized groups, to build resilient government institutions, political parties, and support credible and participatory electoral processes in fragile states and developing democracies.

Program Objectives

  • Promoting meaningful participation of all citizens in their political systems, including women, youth and other traditionally marginalized groups
  • Harnessing the comparative advantages of media and technology to promote citizen understanding and engagement and transparent political competition
  • Supporting meaningful transition process that establish positive precedents for effective democratic governance
  • Promoting the integrity of elections as a sustainable vehicle for peacefully and democratically choosing leaders
  • Facilitating the ability of elected political actors to fulfill their responsibilities to citizens through better governance practices
  • Promoting competitive and representative multiparty political systems
  • Ensuring respect for the application of impartial legal frameworks and compliance by political actors

Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualified applicants may be non-U.S.-based regional and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or private, non-profit organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations or coalitions.
  • Awards shall not be made to organizations or individuals whose name appears on the “Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Non procurement Programs” or any U.S. government or United Nations lists of terrorists.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their documents via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit GEPT Sub-Grant Program.

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