Accelerator Program for Women Entrepreneurs

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Funding Opportunity ID: 326313
Opportunity Number: SCAISB-20-AW-012-04152020
Opportunity Title: Accelerator Program for Women Entrepreneurs
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Public Diplomacy
CFDA Number(s): 19.501
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is open to international and Pakistan-based non-profit organizations. Organizations may sub-award or sub-contract with other entities, but only one non-profit organization can be the prime recipient of the award. Pakistan government entities are not eligible to apply. For-profit entities are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO. When sub-awarding or sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal. The applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c) (3) status, Pakistan NGO license). Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered for an award. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this NOFO. U.S.-based or registered organizations should provide proof of registration to operate in Pakistan or have a documented agreement with a partner organization registered to operate in Pakistan. Please refer to Section D for funding restrictions.
Agency Code: DOS-PAK
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Pakistan
Posted Date: Apr 15, 2020
Close Date: Jun 01, 2020
Last Updated Date: Apr 15, 2020
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $400,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The U.S. Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking proposals which support an Accelerator Program and Exchange for Women Entrepreneurs. The project will focus on women entrepreneurs who are running businesses already at the scale-up phase. The program will enable women to expand their business, expand their products, secure capital, tap into the supply chain and/or expand into other markets. The project will serve as a platform for these entrepreneurs to gain training, mentors, access to capital, and international exposure. Proposals have a funding floor of $400,000 and a funding ceiling of $500,000. Proposals should cover a 24-month period of performance. Please review below the full Notice of Funding Opportunity for the complete list of requirements.
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