In recognition of the increasing role diasporas are playing in addressing global challenges, the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), on behalf of the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), is launching the Sustainable diaspora Goals (SdG) Challenge, an initiative dedicated to scaling up diaspora-focused or diaspora-driven partnerships and activities that are positioned to address the sustainable development goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the 17 Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
To support direct and indirect costs required for implementation, S/GP anticipates making awards in amounts of $50,000 to $100,000 for one year programs that leverage diaspora communities to address the SDGs.
Organizations submitting SOIs must meet the following criteria: ◾Be a U.S.-based non-profit organizations/non-government organization (NGO); or ◾Be a private, public, or state institutions of higher education; or ◾Be a for-profit organization or business, although there are restrictions on payment of fees and/or profits under grants and cooperative agreements; ◾Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including private sector partners and NGOs; and ◾Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar diaspora-related programs. S/GP reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering federal awards. These applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
How to Apply
Eligible entities must submit applications with the supporting documents, online via given website. Deadline: 30 November 2016. Eligible Country: United States.
For more information, please visit http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289430