Community-Building Initiatives Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 3rd, 2024
Close Date
May 15th, 2024
Total Funding
$235,000.00
Award Ceiling
$50,000.00
Award Floor
$10,000.00
Expected No. Awards
7
Opportunity No.
DOS-AZE-PD-24-03

Agency

U.S. Mission to Azerbaijan (DOS-AZE)

Eligible Applicants

Individuals

Funding Category

Environment

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Azerbaijan is offering a grant opportunity titled "Community-Building Initiatives Program". This program aims to support community-building initiatives that enhance the ability of local communities in Azerbaijan to identify and solve their problems, as well as stimulate greater civic participation. The grant will fund innovative individual initiatives that contribute to Azerbaijan's prosperity and well-being. The program is open to well-developed and innovative community-building initiatives that help build vibrant communities capable of addressing local needs and collaborating on solutions. Proposals should align with the following thematic areas: 1. Raising environmental awareness and/or enhancing communities' ability to address environmental issues, with a focus on Azerbaijan's hosting of COP29. Activities in this area could include public advocacy campaigns and community projects. The success of selected projects will be measured by the number of locally involved participants, the number of problems tackled, and the program's efficacy at both the community and wider geographical level. 2. Assisting local citizens in identifying community problems and creating solutions through volunteerism and/or cooperation with community groups, such as associations, volunteer groups, and NGOs. The success of selected projects will be measured by the number and quality of newly established community groups and the results-oriented initiatives they catalyze. 3. Advocating for disadvantaged communities by creating opportunities for their development and capacity-building, including the provision of legal services. The success of selected projects will be measured by the number of clients served, the outcomes of their cases, and the number of educated citizens capable of solving their legal issues. Proposals should include a mechanism to measure client satisfaction and a description of the project's post-funding-period sustainability plan. 4. Pursuing knowledge and practices in northern regions that promote environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles. This can help protect the environment, sustain natural resources for current and future generations, support low-income families, and increase entrepreneurship opportunities for vulnerable women. The intended participants for potential projects are groups or individuals representing economically and socially disadvantaged communities, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), women and girls, persons with disabilities, and young people. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $235,000, with an award ceiling of $50,000 and an award floor of $10,000. The expected number of awards is 7. There is no cost sharing or matching requirement. The deadline for proposal submission is May 15, 2024. For more information and to submit proposals, interested parties can contact Nigar Aliyeva at aliyevan@state.gov or BakuPASPrograms@state.gov. The archive date for this grant opportunity is June 14, 2024.

Description

The Embassy of the United States of America in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce a call for proposals to support community-building initiatives that will increase the ability of local communities to identify and solve their problems and stimulate greater civic participation. It will also fund innovative individual initiatives to enhance Azerbaijan’s prosperity and well-being. The competition is open to all well-developed, innovative community-building initiatives that will help build vibrant communities that are able to address local needs and collaborate on solutions. Proposals should connect to the following thematic areas: · Raising environmental awareness and/or enhancing communities’ ability to address environmental issues, with a view also toward Azerbaijan’s hosting of COP29. Activities in this area could include public advocacy campaigns and community projects. The success of selected projects will be measured by the number of locally involved participants and number of problems tackled, as well as outcomes that demonstrate the program’s efficacy at both community, or wider geographical area determined by the program objectives. · Helping local citizens to identify their community problems and create ways of solving those problems through volunteerism and/or in cooperation with community groups, such as associations, volunteer groups, NGOs. The success of selected projects will be measured by the number and quality of the newly established community groups, as determined by program objectives, and results-oriented initiatives they catalyze. · Advocating for disadvantaged communities by creating opportunities for their development and capacity-building, including provision of legal services. The success of selected projects will be measured by the number of clients and the outcome of their cases as well number of educated citizenry able to solve their legal issues. Proposals should include a mechanism to demonstrate how they will measure client satisfaction with their services, as well as a description of the project's post-funding-period sustainability plan (e.g., through a capacity-building component). · To pursue knowledge and practices in northern regions that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations, support low-income families, and increase entrepreneurship opportunities for vulnerable women. Participants and Audiences: The intended participants for potential projects are groups or individuals representing economically and socially disadvantaged communities, including IDPs, women and girls, persons with disabilities, and young people.

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