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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Interethnic Reconciliation and Youth Camps Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 11, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on March 4, 2021
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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 the Interethnic Reconciliation and Youth (IERY) Camps Grants Program to support initiatives with the primary goal of promoting peacebuilding, interethnic and intercommunity exchange, collaboration, and joint projects.

The program is seeking projects and initiatives that enable youth continuous skill development while cohabitating for at least 4 consecutive nights in a camp setting with a goal of clearly developing increased tolerance and cooperation between the ethnically and geographically diverse communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The U.S. Embassy welcomes all innovative proposals aimed at peacebuilding, promoting interethnic engagement, reconciliation, and cooperation among youth belonging to different ethnic groups.

Proposals should engage youth who have had no prior access to similar initiatives, belonging to at least one of two specific age ranges:
a. ages 10-17 or
b. ages 18-25.

Priority Themes
a) Science, Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Initiatives Connecting Divided Communities;
b) Fractured Education/Two Schools under One Roof;
c) Restoring Dignity to War Victims:;
d) Projects combating disinformation;
e) Marginalized Groups.

Eligibility requirements:
1. Non-government, non-profit organizations (including think tanks, civil society organizations), educational and cultural institutions and independent media that are based and legally registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
2. All applicant organizations must have:
a) a DUNS unique entity identifier, and
b) a valid registration on SAM.gov.

American or other country organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under this program.

Awards may range from USD 5,000 to USD 50,000.

Length of Performance Period: 12 months.

Closing Date for Applications: March 05, 2021

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331215

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 11
Feb 11

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website

Nini Mappo
Feb 12
Feb 12

Hello Ana,
I clicked on your story because I was curios about the inter-ethnicity part of it. I think many people do not think of European countries as having tribes. I will go and read about the ethnic demographics of these countries. I have learnt something today even if this is not something I can participate in. Thank you for all the resources you share with this community.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 12
Feb 12

Great to know. Stay tuned!

Jill Langhus
Feb 12
Feb 12

Thanks, Ana.

Katrina Maria
Feb 12
Feb 12

Thumps forthiswo derfull information.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 12
Feb 12

Glad to know! Go for it.