The Latest in Federal Grants: Opportunities from the U.S. Department of State

Our latest edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 focuses on open opportunities from the U.S. Department of State. These grants and cooperative agreements aim to…

  • increase workforce employability, and improve access to higher value opportunities through demand-driven professional training;
  • develop the skills and abilities of a new generation of independent leaders;
  • pair cities in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN), water districts, and utilities with counterparts in the United States to expand the adoption of new technologies;
  • use community radio to build resilience, trust, and narratives to counter violent extremism on the Kenyan coast, and more.

For a complete, 🔍 searchable list of federal funding opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search tab.

Federal Funding Spotlight

Emerging Cuban Leaders

Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs | Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Current Closing Date for Applications: July 26, 2019 

The Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs seeks to develop the skills and abilities of a new generation of independent leaders to bolster Cubans’ abilities to develop independent civil society communities and express ideas regarding human rights and democracy to peers and those outside Cuba. This cadre of professionals will model effective leadership of civil society organizations that effectively advocate for public interests, promote community engagement, support diversity, and further democratic practices in Cuba. In order to fulfill this purpose and meet this goal, this project will build the professional capacity of 25-40 young Cubans, ages 20-35, to advance community-focused causes related to human rights and democracy.

 

Tomorrow’s Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline Pilot

Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs | Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement | Current Closing Date for Applications: July 19, 2019

This project fulfills the Middle East Partnership Initiative’s (MEPI) strategic framework objectives in a) providing economically disadvantaged individuals opportunities to build leadership skills and effectively engage with civil society, the private sector, and/or government actors; and b) increasing workforce employability, and improving access to higher value opportunities through demand-driven professional training and targeted, localized job placement, primarily in the private sector. This project contributes to Bureau Goal 3 in the Department’s Joint Regional Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa: Promote Inclusive Economic Growth, Socio-economic Development, Open Markets, and Increased U.S. Exports.

 

Water Smart Exchanges (WiSE)

Department of State, Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific | Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement | Current Closing Date for Applications: July 25, 2019 

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) Water-Smart Exchanges (WiSE) program will pair cities in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN), water districts, and utilities with counterparts in the United States to expand the adoption of new technologies and innovative approaches to modernize and improve the management of water resources in order to improve water quality and to strengthen water security, sustainability and resiliency.

 

Community Radio Expanding Awareness To Inhibit Violent Extremism (CREATIVE)

Department of State, U.S. Mission to Kenya | Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Current Closing Date for Applications: July 26, 2019

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to design and implement an innovative program to use community radio to build resilience, trust, and narratives to counter violent extremism on the Kenyan coast.

 

South Asia Governance Fund

Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs | Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement | Current Closing Date for Applications: July 19, 2019 

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity for a project to oversee a new regional fund dedicated to promoting good governance in South Asia and to rapidly respond to emerging opportunities and needs as they evolve on the ground. The South Asia Governance Fund will cover five countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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