The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen democratic governance through civil society engagement.
Eligible organizations interested in applying are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and review process.
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U.S. Embassy Belmopan invites qualified U.S. non-profit / non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based NGOs, U.S. and overseas-based public and private institutions of higher education, and public international organizations (PIOs) to apply.
Belizean NGOs are strongly encouraged to apply.
Proposals should concentrate on democracy, accountability, and governance and focus on civil society organizations (CSOs) working with national and/or local government, particularly in vulnerable and/or marginalized communities.
The projects should be oriented toward activities that strengthen the partnership between government and CSOs to
a) enhance public service delivery,
b) promote anti-corruption and government accountability and transparency, or
c) curb human trafficking.
The proposals should foster collaboration among CSOs and government to enhance public service delivery including to those affected by COVID; to reduce corruption, advocate for change and / or improve government transparency across all levels; and to improve identification, prevention, and response services to victims of human trafficking.
Funding awarded under this NOFO cannot be used for police or military law enforcement or to train members of police or military law enforcement.
Awards may range between the amounts of $100,000 and $250,000 USD each.
The anticipated start date for successful proposals is September 30, 2021.
Closing Date for Applications: June 24, 2021.
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