Deadline: 20 January 2020
U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is seeking applications for its Small Grants Program which is designed to support civil society in Kazakhstan and advance the interests and will of Kazakhstani citizens.
Project proposals must address one of the following themes:
- Rule of law and legal reform;
- Transparency in government and anti-corruption;
- Protection of human rights and promotion of tolerance;
- Public education and advocacy (including civic education);
- Minority rights;
- Women’s empowerment;
Trafficking in persons (Anti-trafficking):
- Building capacity of responsible agencies to improve identification of labor victims (both foreign and domestic) of trafficking;
- Reintegration, rehabilitation and vocational training programs for victims of trafficking;
- Prevention of trafficking in persons by addressing the demand;
- Assistance and protection programs for foreign victims;
Public Education and Advocacy: Air Quality Management:
- Emissions inventories, including using existing modeling techniques to conduct, publish, and implement outreach campaigns educating the public about actual sources of significant pollution, versus presumed sources;
- Outreach campaigns, highlighting the actual economic costs and benefits of improving air quality, focusing on economic and morbidity data.
- Award Ceiling: $50,000
- Award Floor: $1,000
Preference will be given to projects that engage in the following activities:
- Activities that will result in concrete outcomes (versus only discussions);
- Advocacy for solving societal issues;
- Development of proposals for legislative changes;
- Non-governmental and/or non-profit and/or not for profit organizations registered in Kazakhstan are eligible for this program.
- Applications from organizations registered outside of Kazakhstan, commercial organizations, political groups carrying out partisan activities, and charity organizations will not be considered.
- Only one grant application may be submitted per one eligible organization.
- Organizations funded through the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program during 2018 and 2019 are not eligible during 2020 cycle.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322887