INTERETHNIC RECONCILIATION AND YOUTH CAMPS PROGRAM

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Funding Opportunity ID: 323096
Opportunity Number: 004-FY2020
Opportunity Title: INTERETHNIC RECONCILIATION AND YOUTH CAMPS PROGRAM
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: • Science, Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Initiatives Connecting Divided Communities: Bringing together neighboring or nearby communities that have had little contact since the war to improve youth employability by skill development. • Fractured Education/Two Schools Under One Roof: Working with parents and students in schools across entity/ethnic borders to address issues that divide students along ethnic lines. These projects should help remove obstacles to integration in education. • Projects combating disinformation: Bringing young people together across ethnic lines to develop critical thinking, media literacy skills to combat disinformation. • Restoring Dignity to War Victims: Projects that involve youth in activities to restore dignity to victims of war and survivors of sexual violence and/or imprisonment camps from all ethnic groups. • Marginalized Groups: Projects that promote cooperation among marginalized minority groups from different ethnic communities, including (but not limited to) displaced persons, persons with disabilities, socio-economically disadvantaged persons, LGBT persons, Roma, and others.
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Non-profit organizations (including think tanks, civil society organizations and NGOs), cultural and educational institutions and independent media that are based and legally registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible to apply. American or other donor country organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under this program. Grants are generally awarded only to organizations.
Agency Code: DOS-BIH
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Posted Date: Dec 16, 2019
Close Date: Jan 24, 2020
Last Updated Date: Dec 16, 2019
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $350,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: This program supports initiatives with the primary goal of promoting interethnic and intercommunity exchange, collaboration, and joint projects. We are seeking projects and initiatives that enable continuous skill development while cohabitating in a camp setting with a goal of clearly developing increased tolerance and cooperation between the ethnically and geographically diverse communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Proposals should engage youth who have had no prior access to similar initiatives, belonging to at least one of two specific age ranges: a. ages 10-17 or b. ages 18-25. The Embassy welcomes all innovative proposals aimed at promoting interethnic engagement, reconciliation, and cooperation among youth belonging to different ethnic groups. Priority areas: Projects that reach out and promote cooperation between youth from different ethnic communities in the following areas: 1. Brcko District 2. Federation BiH: a) Canton 1: Bihać, Cazin b) Canton 3: Srebrenik, Kladanj c) Canton 4: Zenica, Zavidovići d) Canton 6: Jajce, Uskoplje/Gornji Vakuf and Donji Vakuf e) Canton 10: Livno, Glamoč, Drvar 3. Republika Srpska: a. East Herzegovina b. Birač Region c. Prijedor Region.
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