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Pakistan: Women Entrepreneurs Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 15, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on March 30, 2021
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The U.S. Consulate General Public Affairs Section in Lahore is soliciting proposals for Women Entrepreneurs Program. The implementer will be legally recognized non-profit and non-governmental organizations that meet the U.S. and Pakistani technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs.

Punjab women entrepreneurs will be equipped with the appropriate skillsets and networks to overcome local barriers to participation in the start-up ecosystem; emerging and established incubation centers in Lahore and South Punjab are interconnected facilitators of success.

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Eligibility Criteria
1. Audiences: Women ages 20 – 35 living in the Punjab province of Pakistan;
2. Applicant organizations must:
a) Be international non-profit organizations. Organizations may sub-award or subcontract with other entities, but only one non-profit organization can be the prime recipient of the award;
b) Submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c) (3) status, Pakistan NGO license);
c) Submit only one proposal per project;
d) Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet.
3. Pakistan government entities are not eligible to apply.
4. For-profit entitles are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO.

The award floor is USD$175,000 and the award ceiling is USD$250,000.

Closing Date for Applications: March 31, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 15
Feb 15

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Jill Langhus
Feb 17
Feb 17

Thanks, Ana.