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U.S. Embassy in Czech Republic: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 10, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 7, 2020
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seal of U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Prague announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out programs with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation between the United States and the Czech Republic with a focus on one or more of the Embassy’s priority themes and initiatives listed here:
a) Gender Equality & Women Empowerment;
b) Fighting Corruption & Rule of Law;
c) American Cultural programming.

Please note that Embassy grants CANNOT be used to fund religious organizations or partisan political activities; individual trips abroad (i.e. out of the Czech Republic); trade activities; fundraising campaigns; charitable activities; humanitarian aid; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development and operational costs of the organization; or representational expenses.

Grant submissions should include a clear description of program/project objectives, goals, activities (workshops, conferences, training, publications, performances, etc.) or programming components as well as an estimated budget.

Proposals linked to U.S. Embassy priority themes are given preference.

Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.

Eligibility criteria:
1. Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with a connection to the Czech Republic;
2. Public and private educational institutions with a connection to the Czech Republic;
3. Czech governmental institutions and international organizations;
4. Individuals with a connection to the Czech Republic.

Utilize This Offer

Proposals should target participants or audiences located within the Czech Republic.

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of US$3,000 to a maximum of US$10,000.

Anticipated program start: On or after July 2020.

Length of performance period: up to 24 months.

Deadline for Applications: June 8, 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 10, 2020
May 10, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020

Thanks, Ana.