REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR STRATEGIC SUPPORT GRANTS (USAID'S CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECT)
The USAID Civic Engagement Project in Macedonia (CEP) invites civil society organizations (CSOs) in Macedonia to apply for Strategic Support Grants (SSGs).
CEP is a five year USAID-funded program that contributes to achieve two objectives: (1) strengthened influence of CSOs on policies and programs related to priority issues of citizen concern; and (2) increased and sustained youth engagement in public life in Macedonia. CEP is implemented by East West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), in partnership with four local CSOs: the Foundation for Internet and Society “Metamorphosis” (Metamorphosis), the Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI), the Foundation Open Society - Macedonia (FOSM), and the National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM). SSGs will be managed by Metamorphosis.
SSGs’ aim to support CSOs, including think tanks, that work in the following priority areas: 1) Good Governance; 2) Local Economic Development; 3) Environment; 4) Community Development - a. Civic Engagement/Community Involvement; and b. Citizens’ participation in planning and assessing public services.
The Project plans to award up to 8 (eight) grants resulting from this RfA. The maximum grant award for each proposal is 120,000 USD covering activities that may last up to 3 (three) years, and not less than 30 (thirty) months.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: 16:00, OCTOBER 31, 2017