Notice Of Funding Opportunities

K-NOFO-19-100: Regional Alumni Conference: Promoting an Open, Stable, and Prosperous Indo-Pacific

 

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: K-NOFO-19-100
Funding Opportunity Title: Regional Alumni Conference: Promoting an Open, Stable, and Prosperous Indo-Pacific
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040 — Public Diplomacy Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Dec 21, 2018
Last Updated Date: Dec 21, 2018
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 20, 2019
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 20, 2019
Archive Date: Mar 22, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding: $54,000
Award Ceiling: $54,000
Award Floor: $45,000

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name: U.S. Mission to India
Description:

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata (PAS Kolkata) seeks proposals for a regional alumni conference in Kolkata.  Based on funding availability, the Recipient organization will partner with PAS Kolkata to implement a one-and-half day conference for approximately 100 State Department exchange alumni.  The focus of the conference is to strengthen the existing alumni network in East India and neighboring countries, promote regional collaboration among alumni, and contribute to the professional and personal development of the participants.  The conference will include a follow-on component where alumni will team up together to develop projects that promote a secure, stable, and prosperous region.

Goals of the conference are to:

●       Provide alumni with tools to continue to engage with their communities in support of mutual goals;

●       Foster a sense of shared identity and dialogue among alumni, and;

●       Increase alumni knowledge about U.S. policies and priorities.

Project objectives include:

●       Promotion of regional connectivity and collaboration between alumni;

●       Leveraging the knowledge, skills, and expertise of alumni to promote a secure, stable and prosperous region, and;

Creation of an active network of State Department exchange alumni in the Indo-Pacific.

Link to Additional Information:
Grantor Contact Information:

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Grant Applications Manager, U.S. Consulate, Kolkata

Grants Manager Contact

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K-NOFO-19-101: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women’s Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Growth

 

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: K-NOFO-19-101
Funding Opportunity Title: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women’s Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Growth
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040 — Public Diplomacy Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Dec 21, 2018
Last Updated Date: Dec 21, 2018
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 20, 2019
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 20, 2019
Archive Date: Mar 22, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,000
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $55,000

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name: U.S. Mission to India
Description:

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata (PAS Kolkata) in partnership with the Nexus Start-Up Incubator at the American Center in New Delhi seeks proposals for a project titled “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women’s Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Growth.”

Promote U.S.-India Partnership by connecting female entrepreneurs with information and expertise that will empower women to become business people and leaders in their communities.

This project is expected to advance this goal by:

●       Promoting a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on women’s empowerment;

●       Promoting U.S.-India partnership through exchange of information and expertise with a focus on entrepreneurship; and

Creating women role models in order to encourage entrepreneurship as a first career choice among the youth population. Based on funding availability, the Recipient organization will implement a year-long project for 30-35 selected women entrepreneurs from east and northeast India in order to scale up their businesses, as well as promote women success stories in entrepreneurial fields traditionally dominated by men. The awardee should be able to select participants through a competitive process, provide mentor ship throughout the first online phase of training, and facilitate eligible participants through the second and third phases.

(Please refer the full announcement available in related document Tab)

Link to Additional Information:
Grantor Contact Information:

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Grant Applications Manager, U.S. Consulate, Kolkata

Grant Manager Contact

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K-NOFO-19-102: Cyber Safe East India – Workshops on Cyber Security for E-Businesses

 

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: K-NOFO-19-102
Funding Opportunity Title: Cyber Safe East India – Workshops on Cyber Security for E-Businesses
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 19.040 — Public Diplomacy Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Dec 21, 2018
Last Updated Date: Dec 21, 2018
Original Closing Date for Applications: Feb 20, 2019
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 20, 2019
Archive Date: Mar 22, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding: $45,000
Award Ceiling: $45,000
Award Floor: $40,000

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name: U.S. Mission to India
Description:

PAS Kolkata seeks proposals for the project titled “Cyber Safe East India-Workshops on Cyber Security for E-Businesses.”  Based on funding availability, the Recipient organization will organize a series of workshops for business practitioners in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, and Guwahati.  The workshops will be devised and implemented by the grantee with the help of U.S. cyber security and data protection experts.  The goal of the workshops is to connect American and Indian cyber security experts to help small and medium businesses adopt safer business practices, ultimately ensuring the shared prosperity between the U.S. and India. The grantee will solicit participation from local and American cyber security experts, academics, chamber of commerce representatives, cyber law enforcing agency officials, and other relevant stakeholders to conduct a needs assessment of local business owners regarding web-based business tools.  Collaborations should start early and virtually and will continue in-person during the workshops.  The experts, in tandem with the grantee, will design the curriculum for a series of three workshops that help business owners mitigate e-business risks.  The curriculum should be practical and relevant to a wide spectrum of businesses.The workshops should be conducted in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, and Guwahati.  Other workshop locations are a possibility depending on the findings of the needs assessments conducted by the grantee as a pre- workshop survey.  Workshop duration and the number of participants at each city will be determined by the grantee and experts in close consultation with PAS Kolkata.   A notional workshop size should be approximately 20 participants for each workshops over two to four days, which will be conducted in partnership with academic institutions, chambers of commerce and other businesses entities. The grantee will design and develop the workshop module and organize the workshops in coordination with PAS Kolkata.

(Please refer the full announcement available in related document Tab)

Link to Additional Information:
Grantor Contact Information:

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Grant Applications Manager, U.S. Consulate, Kolkata

Grant Application Manager

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K-NOFO-19-103: Catalysts for Change: Accelerating the Anti-trafficking Movement in Eastern India

 

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: K-NOFO-19-103
Funding Opportunity Title: Catalysts for Change: Accelerating the Anti-trafficking Movement in Eastern India
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040 — Public Diplomacy Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 2
Posted Date: Jan 16, 2019
Last Updated Date: Jan 25, 2019
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 16, 2019
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 16, 2019
Archive Date: Apr 15, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Award Floor: $65,000

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name: U.S. Mission to India
Description:

Consulate General Kolkata is a major stakeholder in anti-Trafficking in Persons (TIP) efforts in East India.  The Consulate’s anti-TIP conclaves – the seventh of which was held in April 2018 – have evolved into important events on the regional anti-TIP calendar.  The goals of the conclaves are to enhance cooperation among stakeholders, share best practices on anti-TIP policy, and boost public engagement on TIP issues. The primary goal of this funding opportunity is to: encourage intra- and interstate stakeholder collaboration to strengthen the fight against human trafficking

The recipient organization will implement three workshops, one each in Patna, Ranchi, and Guwahati, in order to share best practices of the Swayamsiddha program, culminating in a final conclave in Kolkata that will encourage intra- and interstate stakeholder collaboration to bolster human trafficking prevention efforts.

The primary goal of this funding opportunity is to: Encourage intra- and interstate stakeholder collaboration to strengthen the fight against human trafficking

Secondary goals for this program include:

·         Promoting the empowerment of women and girls through peer leadership

·         Fostering youth leadership and development

·         Strengthening resilience safety nets against human trafficking through multiple stakeholder collaboration

(Please refer to the full announcement available in related documents Tab)

Link to Additional Information:
Grantor Contact Information:

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Grant Application Manager US Consulate,Kolkata

kolkataPASG@state.gov

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