The U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen government institutions through civil society engagement.
The funds supporting this NOFO will focus on:
• Supporting the development of strong, capable, and accountable Central American governments; and
• Central American civil society demanding government accountability without reprisal of their rights and are able to influence policy outcomes.
• Host nation governments uphold the values and practices of liberal democracy; citizens hold their governments accountable for these actions.
Utilize This Offer
U.S. Embassy San Jose invites qualified U.S. non-profit / non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or non U.S.-based NGOs, and U.S. and non U.S.-based public and private institutions of higher education to submit proposals that include an implementation strategy focused on 'Strong, Capable and Accountable Governments through Governance'.
A consortium of non-profits can apply together as long as there is one lead organization submitting the proposal, and public international organizations.
Proposals should be oriented toward activities by civil society organizations working to improve, expand or complement the delivery of government services, particularly to vulnerable and / or marginalized communities and in areas outside of the Central Valley but within Costa Rica, in an effort to help create strong, capable, and accountable governments.
In addition, civil society provides support to increase the accountability of local, municipal, or central governments to its citizens and ensures that citizens hold their government accountable for its actions.
Award Ceiling: US$250,000.
Award Floor: US$100,000.
The anticipated start date for this activity is September 30, 2021, and project periods should not exceed two years.
Closing Date for Applications: June 22, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333026