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U.S. Mission to Pakistan: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - Accelerator Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 10, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 31, 2020
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The U.S. Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking proposals which support an Accelerator Program and Exchange for Women Entrepreneurs.

The project will:
a) focus on women entrepreneurs who are running businesses already at the scale-up phase;
b) enable women to expand their business, expand their products, secure capital, tap into the supply chain and/or expand into other markets;
c) serve as a platform for these entrepreneurs to gain training, mentors, access to capital, and international exposure.

1. International and Pakistan-based non-profit organizations;
Organizations may sub-award or sub-contract with other entities, but only one non-profit organization can be the prime recipient of the award;
2. The applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c) (3) status, Pakistan NGO license). Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered for an award;
3. U.S.-based or registered organizations should provide proof of registration to operate in Pakistan or have a documented agreement with a partner organization registered to operate in Pakistan;
4. Individuals are not eligible;
5. Pakistan government entities are not eligible to apply.

Funding Opportunity Number: SCAISB-20-AW-012-04152020

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Proposals have a funding floor of $400,000 and a funding ceiling of $500,000.

Proposals should cover a 24-month period of performance.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 01, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 10
May 10

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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;
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Jill Langhus
May 11
May 11

Thanks, Ana. Sounds great!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 11
May 11

Yes, but it requires a medium-to-large NGO as applicant organization.

Jill Langhus
May 13
May 13

Okay, thanks.