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Sustainable Diaspora Goals Challenge in the U.S.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 17, 2016 from Brazil
Expired on November 30, 2016

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.

Funding Information

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

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