Strengthening Civil Society and Local Government Engagement in Comoros

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Funding Opportunity ID:328595
Opportunity Number:20-STATE-23556
Opportunity Title:Strengthening Civil Society and Local Government Engagement in Comoros
Opportunity Category:Other
Opportunity Category Explanation:U.S. Embassy Antananarivo of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to strengthen the capacity of Comorian civil society groups to work together with the government.
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:U.S. Embassy Antananarivo seeks projects that include, but are not limited to, the following activities: Create opportunities for dialogue between civil society and citizen groups, as well as between those civil society groups and government representatives, for example through establishment of town hall structures; Support for civil society organizations that includes organizational development, management, and other forms of capacity building, in addition to technical program support; Identify societal and legal issues of mutual concern between community and government representatives, including local government; Increase capacity of civil society groups to more effectively advocate to support the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups; Provide opportunities for partnerships and linkages between local civil society organizations and relevant regional/international networks to exchange best practices and strategies for working on human rights issues. Support public awareness and broader community engagement of advocacy efforts and results of civic-government engagement.
CFDA Number(s):19.700
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:The following organizations are eligible to apply: U.S. and foreign not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental organizations; Public International Organizations; U.S. and foreign public and private educational institutions.
Agency Code:DOS-MDG
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to Madagascar
Posted Date:Aug 07, 2020
Close Date:Sep 07, 2020
Last Updated Date:Aug 07, 2020
Award Ceiling:$100,000
Award Floor:$70,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$100,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:U.S. Embassy Antananarivo of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to strengthen the capacity of Comorian civil society groups to work together with the government, including local elected officials such as mayors, to improve accountability and transparency, increase citizen engagement with local elected leaders, strengthen human rights frameworks, and address areas of mutual concern. Activities will include support for civil society groups and local government on Ngazidja, Nzwani, and Mwali.
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