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Empowering Saudi Women through Entrepreneurship in Western Saudi Arabia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 27, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 29, 2021
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The U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce “Empowering Saudi Women through Entrepreneurship in Western Saudi Arabia” program to support activities that promote U.S.-Saudi bilateral relations.

While a wide range of project proposals will be considered, successful projects will incorporate many of the following elements:
a) A clearly defined project objective, with specific supporting goals and quantifiable project milestones.
b) A focus on entrepreneurship / accelerator programming that complements, rather than competes with, programs already active in Western Saudi Arabia by reaching currently underserved populations, working in areas where little training is currently offered, or addressing important topics underrepresented in current programs.
c) The creation, strengthening, or expansion of a women’s entrepreneurship network.
d) A mentorship program that aims to accelerate initial success in women-owned Saudi businesses by pairing them with related, successful businesses in the United States.
e) A sustainable strategic plan to provide program participants with knowledge or skills of lasting value and application beyond the term of the project.
f) Use of traditional and innovative educational programs and networking tools in the pursuit of broader goals such as empowering women, economic development, job creation, understanding the value of diversity, business development, acquisition of leadership skills, etc.
g) An integrated project messaging / media plan, designed to amplify the reach of key program messages to Saudi participants who do not participate in the program.

Utilize This Offer

The U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah requests proposals for projects aimed at empowering women in Western Saudi Arabia through entrepreneurship.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Registered not-for-profit Western Saudi-based civil-society organizations, including think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions with programming experience.
2. Similar U.S.-based organizations with a partner organization based in Western Saudi Arabia with programming experience.
2. Applicant organizations with a commitment to non-discrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices. Non-discrimination includes equal treatment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender and political affiliation.
3. By law, commercial firms are ineligible to receive funding through this award mechanism.
4. For-profit and / or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Award Ceiling: U.S. $125,000.
Award Floor: U.S. $25,000.

Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 27
Mar 27

Friendly reminders:
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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!!!
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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;
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Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

Thanks, Ana.