The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) Office of Multilateral Affairs at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Mekong (Burma, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam).
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), Office of Multilateral Affairs (MLA), announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to support women’s economic empowerment in the Mekong through providing financial literacy training and support to women seeking micro insurance to support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
This project should increase the access of women entrepreneurs and business owners to financing, market opportunities, and training to help establish and grow their businesses while providing health insurance protections to women owned MSMEs.
This project supports the Mekong-U.S. Partnership’s goals of increasing economic connectivity and growth by supporting MSMEs and human resource development by including support for human capital development and women’s empowerment in the Mekong.
It is expected that this project will benefit two or more Mekong countries.
Utilize This Offer
EAP welcomes applications from:
1. U.S. Non-profit / non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS, or overseas-based non-profit / non-governmental organizations, and
2. U.S. and overseas private / state institutions of higher education.
For-profit and commercial firms are not eligible to apply in response to this NOFO.
The aim is to facilitate female-owned MSMEs access to micro-insurance products to help prioritize business and health needs for the entrepreneur and her family.
Increase the access of women entrepreneurs and business owners to finance and market opportunities while also providing health benefits;
Increase the financial literacy of women entrepreneurs and business owners.
EAP anticipates having approximately US$395,061 of FY20 Economic Support Funds (ESF) available to support one successful application submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the ability of funding.
The period of performance should be 3 years.
Applicants should include an anticipated start date between August and September 2021.
Closing Date for Applications: June 15, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332914