Increasing Electoral Participation and Citizen Awareness of Public Corruption

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Funding Opportunity ID: 319274
Opportunity Number: DOS-ZAMBIA-PE-2019-04
Opportunity Title: Increasing Electoral Participation and Citizen Awareness of Public Corruption
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Economic Support Funds
CFDA Number(s): 19.700
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: U.S. and foreign – based not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with demonstrated success working in Zambia on topics related to this funding opportunity such as electoral participation, citizen awareness, or transparency issues. All organizations should be registered in Zambia at the time of application with an established legal ability to operate in the country.
Agency Code: DOS-ZAM
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Zambia
Posted Date: Aug 08, 2019
Close Date: Sep 06, 2019
Last Updated Date: Aug 08, 2019
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The U.S. Embassy Lusaka of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program (or programs) to: 1) Raise awareness of voter and electoral rights and encourage voter registration and participation, with a focus on key constituency groups with previous low electoral participation. Proposed activities should increase public awareness of government accountability and representational responsibilities and should have multiplier effects and a sustainable impact, or 2) Raise public awareness of and promote fiscal transparency, public accountability, and the ethical management of public resources. Possible activities could include increasing public awareness of corruption and misuse of government funds in major infrastructure projects, promoting transparency in public infrastructure and construction projects, and improving public resource management and whistle blower protection. This notice is subject to the availability of funding and is not guaranteed. Please carefully the attached notice of funding opportunity document and follow all instructions included within.
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