The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen democratic governance through civil society engagement.
The objective for this grant is to support local, sustainable, community-based solutions to improve service delivery, economic development, and / or combat corruption and the perception of impunity.
Communities retain tremendous potential to overcome these difficulties. They must leverage existing national government assistance, network with private and non-profit organizations, and collaborate with local government offices.
Civil society organizations, with their deep connection to their host communities are in the best position to provide the needed linkages to improve service delivery, democracy, and governance. It is their local, on-the-ground knowledge that allows them to effectively partner with governments, both local and national, to create opportunities for improved service delivery.
Utilize This Offer
1. U.S. and overseas-based NGOs, nonprofit educational institutions, and PIOs that can respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period.
2. Applicant organizations must have 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.
Belizean NGOs are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should address one or more of the following project objectives:
Objective 1: To enhance civil society and government partnership to improve local, municipal, or central government service delivery.
Objective 2: To support civil society efforts in working with government to institute reforms to reduce corruption and impunity.
Objective 3: To develop and strengthen mechanisms that improve coordination and cooperation between key stakeholders to curb human trafficking and improve services to vulnerable and marginalized populations especially women.
All proposals should state clear objectives and specify plans to measure project performance and contributions in meeting objectives.
Funds cannot be used to provide direct social services or support for police or military law enforcement officers or forces.
Award Ceiling: US$250,000.
Award Floor: US$100,000.
The period of performance for each award is a maximum of two years.
The anticipated start date is September 30, 2021.
Closing Date for Applications: June 24, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333240