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U.S. Mission to Kyrgyzstan: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on May 30, 2021
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The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to the Kyrgyz Republic is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Embassy’s Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.

This program supports the development of the country’s democratic institutions and civil society by competitively awarding small grants to nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, to nonprofit civil society organizations (CSOs), and to independent local media organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Utilize This Offer

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
1. Not-for-profit organizations;
2. Civil society / non-governmental organizations;
3. Only organizations based in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit joint proposals with another NGO in the region or a Bishkek-based organization to build partnerships and strengthen civil society capacity in rural areas.

Please select one of the following five priority themes to focus on when developing your proposal:
a) Advancing Business Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship;
b) Promoting Democratic Institutions;
c) Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE);
d) Trafficking-in-Persons (Anti-Trafficking);
e) Preventing Gender-Based Violence.

Estimated Award Ceiling: USS$50,000.

Estimated Award Floor: USD$10,000.

Length of Project Period: 9-12 months.

Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 21
Apr 21

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, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 23
Apr 23

Thanks, Ana.