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Strengthening Government through Civil Society Engagement in Belize

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 1, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 23, 2021
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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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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 01
Jun 01

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
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thanks, Ana.