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Community Activism program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: TIRCOMACTFY24

Description

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania announces an open competition for non-governmental organizations to submit applications for a community activism program. Proposals should focus on expanding and/or strengthening a network of activists by enhancing their capacities to advance positive community engagement solutions and programs. Proposals should clearly articulate how they will contribute to or create a culture of activism and advocacy, including facilitating interaction with civil society organizations, media, local government, and the public to produce tangible results.

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Priority Region: Albania

Program Objectives:

The proposed actions should:

Provide direct support to community grass-root initiatives or civil society organizations to improve their understanding of activism as a process and ways how it can be used in local contexts to improve public services, protect and promote human rights, and contribute to a vibrant, local democracy.

Help consolidate a community of activists with improved capacities to engage in citizen-driven initiatives.

Contribute to increased and/or improved dialogue processes with the local and national authorities by residents.

Facilitate concrete initiatives to support pressing issues of civic concern.

Background
The U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania is offering a grant opportunity for non-governmental organizations to implement a community activism program. The program aims to expand and strengthen a network of activists by enhancing their capacities to advance positive community engagement solutions and programs. The goal is to create a culture of activism and advocacy, including facilitating interaction with civil society organizations, media, local government, and the public to produce tangible results.

Grant Details
The proposed actions should provide direct support to community grass-root initiatives or civil society organizations to improve their understanding of activism as a process and ways it can be used in local contexts to improve public services, protect and promote human rights, and contribute to a vibrant, local democracy.
Additionally, the program should help consolidate a community of activists with improved capacities to engage in citizen-driven initiatives, contribute to increased and/or improved dialogue processes with the local and national authorities by residents, and facilitate concrete initiatives to support pressing issues of civic concern.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include Albanian not-for-profit organizations, including civil society, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks that are able to respond to the NOFO and have experience and expertise working on community activism programs. U.S. organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under the program.

Period of Performance
The length of the performance period is 12 months, with an anticipated program start date in September 2024.
Proposed programs should be completed within one year from the starting date determined in the grant contract.

Grant Value
The total available funding for the grant is $180,000 with one award anticipated at the same value.

Place of Performance
The priority region for this grant opportunity is Albania.

Overview

Category of Funding
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Program (CFDA)
Grant Category
Earmark
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/28/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity TIRCOMACTFY24 for Community Activism program with funding of $180,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.900 AEECA/ESF PD Programs. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $180,000 and $180,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 28, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
Feb. 26, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST Due in 1 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 26, 2024, 9:38 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
March 27, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
1. Eligible Applicants • Albanian not-for-profit organizations, including civil society, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks that are able to respond to the NOFO, and have experience and expertise working on community activism programs. • U.S. organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under the program. • Cost sharing or matching is not required and is not part of the evaluation criteria. However, the applicants are encouraged to explore the possibility of a cost-share whenever possible. 2. Other Eligibility Requirements • In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov, as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 for more information. Note: Individuals are not required to have a UEI or be registered in SAM.gov. • Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$180,000
Floor
$180,000
Estimated Program Funding
$180,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Ilva Cuko Program Assistant
Contact Email
Contact Phone
00355684036853

Documents

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