Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS) Partnership

Funding Opportunity ID: 284473
Opportunity Number: SBUR-SGPIG-15-005
Opportunity Title: Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS) Partnership
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Business and Commerce
Employment, Labor and Training
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.301
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-SBUR
Agency Name: Department of State
S Bureau Grants Offices
Posted Date: Jun 08, 2016
Close Date: Jul 15, 2016 No Explanation
Last Updated Date: Jun 08, 2016
Award Ceiling: $275,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $275,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This announcement is to further build and strengthen LIONS@FRICA’s strategic partnerships with the private sector, and to develop and implement strategies and programs with the goal of making the LIONS@FRICA partnership a leading influencer in the African innovation and technology start-up space. The award recipient will facilitate collaboration with the private sector that enhances startup access to investors, mentors and finance, and boosts existing LIONS@FRICA initiatives such as DEMO AFRICA, afriCoderDojo, and the African Business Angels Network (ABAN). The cooperative agreement will support programming to expand the LIONS@FRICA partnership footprint and continue providing African startups with access to capacity building and training in business development, connectivity to global innovation grids, promoting access to capital, creating opportunities for partnership, and showcasing best practices and successes in African-led innovation solutions.
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