PAS Youth Empowerment Grants Program 2016

Deadline: 17 August 2016

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Colombo is pleased to announce the Youth Empowerment Grants Program 2016 to fund projects for Sri Lankan youth.

The objective of the grant program is to support innovative, small-scale, cutting-edge projects developed and implemented by and/or for young people between the ages of 15-25 in the areas of educational development, environmental issues, community development, civil society building, human rights, youth enrichment activities, and employment skills development.

Funding Information

  • The grants for this call for proposal range between $1,000 to $9,990.
  • Grant projects generally must be completed in one year or less.

Focus Areas

  • Educational development
  • Environmental issues
  • Community development
  • Civil society building
  • Human rights
  • Youth enrichment activities
  • Employment skills development

Eligibility Criteria

  • The competition is open to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) registered in Sri Lanka.
  • Registered Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Registered Non-Governmental Youth Organization
  • Registered as NGO and also separately as Limited Liability Company
  • PAS is soliciting grant proposals from not-for-profit, NGOs that address one or more of the grant priority areas specified above.
  • The organization should have at least two years of programming experience.
  • The Public Affairs Section does not support development or humanitarian aid projects, e.g. agricultural projects, construction projects, maternal health, or engineering studies.
  • PAS encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of their project, such as the use of highly skilled volunteers.
  • Applications should explain clearly other sources of funding and how the volunteers will be used. Cost-sharing will weigh in favor of applicants for these grants.
  • All documents are in English
  • All budgets are in U.S. dollars

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application materials at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Sri Lanka

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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