Malta - Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2024

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November 17th, 2023
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December 22nd, 2023
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U.S. Mission to Malta (DOS-MLT)

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The U.S. Mission to Malta is seeking an implementing partner to support the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program in Malta for 2024. The implementing partner will be responsible for developing and promoting the program, identifying and guiding women entrepreneurs and early-stage business owners, and facilitating communication with participants. The program aims to support women in starting or growing their businesses and promote economic prosperity in Malta. Non-profit organizations operating in Malta are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity. The grant amount ranges from $15,000 to $40,000, with an expected number of awards of 1. The deadline for submission is December 22, 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit the grant opportunity website.


The U.S. Embassy in Malta is We are seeking an implementing partner (non-profit entity or organization) to support AWE from development through graduation. This implementing partner will develop the AWE in Malta 2024 program, starting with promotion of the program and solicitation of applications. The implementer will then be responsible for identifying 30 or more women entrepreneurs and early-stage business owners who will participate in the AWE program and facilitators who will guide these participants through the DreamBuilder coursework and deliver localized training and activities. Facilitators should understand the local entrepreneurial environment and supplement the course as discussion leaders and guides. Participants should be women aged approximately 25 or over who are aspiring to start a business or who have recently started a business. They must commit to the entire course of training. The implementing partner will serve as a liaison with U.S. Embassy Malta and AWE stakeholders, leading implementation, facilitating communication with the participants, encouraging their successful completion of the program, monitoring and reporting on progress, promoting the program with the public, and amplifying the core goals of the initiative in supporting women and economic prosperity in Malta. The organization of networking events with alumni, executives, or successful business owners also represent key elements of the program. The implementer will also use marketing and communication strategies to amplify the American connection to the program and highlight the program’s partnership with U.S. Embassy Malta, thereby furthering positive local perceptions of the U.S. commitment to open academic and professional exchange with the Maltese public.Note: While only non-profit entities and organizations are eligible to apply for and receive this grant, applicants may partner with private-sector companies and for-profit entities if their services are offered pro-bono on the project.

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