The Stronger Together: Health, Prosperity, and Security
  • June 1 - August 31, 2020

The U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section is pleased to announce the Stronger Together: Health, Prosperity, and Security Program to support innovative projects that address one of three U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Strategic Priorities

All submitted proposals must address one of the three U.S. foreign policy objectives below-

  • Empowering Women and Girls – Projects enhance or support the empowerment of women and girls through educational, entrepreneurship, health, or professional development opportunities.
  • Supporting Civil Society Organizations – Projects
    • strengthen management and public engagement capacity of civil society organizations and promote political and civil participation;
    • enhance government accountability and information access for the public, or
    • promote exchange and cooperation with U.S. higher education institutions.
  • Enabling Business Environment – Projects
    • promote or develop best practices in business and entrepreneurship for youth and create or strengthen networking among youth entrepreneurs;
    • promote Botswana’s transition to a knowledge-based economy, including activities in research and development; or
    • increase Botswana’s awareness and utilization of the African

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The role of the grantee will be the following:

  • Organize logistics, present information, and host a series of events or educational/cultural sessions, each focused on at least one of the priority areas listed above. Additionally:
    • Admittance to the events must be free of charge.
    • Events should be tailored to the information needs of an audience while supporting the priority areas of engagement.
  • The award amount is inclusive of venue, travel, speaker, media, refreshment or any other fees. No funding above or beyond the $25,000 award ceiling will be considered.

Benefits

Funding amount up to $25,000.

Eligibilities

  • The award is open only to registered not-for-profit groups, associations, non-governmental organizations, faith- or community-based organizations. The groups must be well established, operating for at least one year, and have a history of accomplishments.
  • They can not fund or sponsor government schools, prizes for school competitions, individuals, private or for-profit businesses, company start-up costs, direct employee compensation or one-time events.
  • Recipients can demonstrate their commitments by either contributing to the project financially or providing labor or supplies to carry out the project. Cost-sharing is not required but highly encouraged.
  • Proposals involving U.S. Alumni will receive preference during the review process.

Criteria

  • Organizational Capacity: The applicant has expertise in the stated project field and Public Affairs Section is confident of its technical capacity to undertake the project (30%).
  • Description and Results: The project is well-planned, addresses a U.S. foreign policy objective, and has clearly identifiable and reasonable results that benefit a significant number of people and can be attained successfully within the grant duration (50%).
  • Coherence: The application is complete, coherent, clear, and detailed (20%).
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

To be considered for funding, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Narrative, not longer than five pages total and should include, at a minimum:
    • Project description (goals, implementation plan, and timeline, activities)
    • Projected results, anticipated beneficiaries, and monitoring and evaluation criteria
    • Details about U.S. Alumni involvement (if applicable)
  • Budget, including any cost-sharing, in USD
  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
  • Proposals should be submitted by email to [email protected]
  • Applications are accepted in English only. Final grant agreements will be concluded in English.

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Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

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For Further Queries

For more details please email at [email protected]
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