The U.S. Department of State, the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new agreement to advance U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities by supporting initiatives that make decision-making structures and processes in fragile, crisis, conflict-affected, or post-conflict contexts more inclusive and reflective of and responsive to the needs and perspectives of women and girls.
S/GWI seeks applicants whose work fosters women’s leadership in preventing and mitigating conflict by making decision-making more reflective of and responsive to the needs and perspectives of conflict-affected women and girls.
Goal: To promote inclusive decision-making that responds to the comprehensive needs and perspectives of conflict-affected women and girls.
Beneficiaries could include, but are not limited to, women from the following countries:
1) the Western Hemisphere: Colombia, Venezuela;
2) Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan;
3) Europe: Ukraine;
4) the Middle East and North Africa: Iraq, Syria, Yemen;
5) South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Sri Lanka;
6) East Asia and the Pacific: Burma, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Priority will be given to proposals that include women from Sudan and areas affected by extremist organizations.
S/GWI welcomes applications from educational and research institutions; U.S. not-forprofit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, and foreign not-for-profits/NGOs/social enterprises.
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000.
Approximate Project Duration: Up to five years.
Approximate Number of Awards: 1 or 2.
Utilize This Offer
The U.S. Department of State, the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI):
a) seeks proposals that will support the leadership of and collaboration with women’s networks in conflict prevention, transformation, and peacebuilding efforts in crisis- and conflict-affected areas.
b) is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and activities and welcomes proposals irrespective of applicants’ race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
Program activities must take place outside the United States.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Apr 30, 2020.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324974