The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through the Office of Public Affairs, is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for this Program whose aim is to support initiatives with the primary goal of promoting interethnic and intercommunity exchange, collaboration, and projects.
These projects and initiatives should clearly develop increased tolerance and cooperation between the ethnically and geographically diverse communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Project proposals should not exceed $25,000.
◾Divided Communities: bringing together neighboring or nearby communities that have had little contact since the war.
◾Fractured Education/Two Schools Under One Roof: addressing school segregation or other issues that divide students along ethnic lines. These projects should help remove obstacles to integration in education.
◾STEAM Projects: using science, technology, engineering, arts, robotics, and mathematics to bring young people together across ethnic lines.
◾Restoring Dignity to War Victims: Projects that involve youth in activities to restore dignity to victims of war and survivors of sexual violence and/or imprisonment camps from all ethnic groups.
◾Marginalized Groups: Projects that promote cooperation among marginalized minority groups from different ethnic communities, including (but not limited to) displaced persons, persons with disabilities, socio-economically disadvantaged persons, LGBT persons, Roma, and others.
◾Creativity and originality of concept
◾Implementation capacity of applicant
◾Compliance with proposal guidelines and inclusion of mandatory components
◾Clearly identified goals and target audiences
◾Well-developed activities plan that clearly supports program goals
◾Cost-effective budget, with concrete and reasonable expenses
◾All BiH non-profit organizations, educational institutions and independent media that are based and legally registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible to apply.
◾Youth Small Grants Program that have not completed their projects are not eligible to apply for another grant from this program field until they have submitted their final reports, but may still apply for grants from the Women’s Empowerment Small Grants Program or the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must send their applications at the address given on the website.
Deadline: 20 January 2017.
Eligible Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
For more information, please visit http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290512