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Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan announces a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen civil society and civil servant capacity through partnership. Persons seeking more information and eligibility requirements are asked to visit www.grants.gov and search for “Belmopan.” All grant proposals must be submitted on the grants.gov website by June 4th, 2018.

Depending on the availability of funds and quality of proposals, the U.S. Embassy intends to issue between three and five awards in an amount not to exceed $1,261,666 USD in total funding. Each award will be for an amount between $200,000 and $400,000. Project periods should not exceed two years, and the anticipated start date for successful proposals is September 28th, 2018.

This funding will support U.S. Government objectives under the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) to support democracy and governance efforts in Belize. Project proposals should address one or more of the following project objectives:

1) To strengthen civil society organizations and civil servants’ knowledge and skills to develop policies/procedures aimed at reducing corruption and impunity or improved accountability. Proposals should be oriented towards enhancing the capacity of civil servants at all levels of government or that of individuals within civil society organizations to effect legislative and legal reforms to reduce impunity, advocate for change and/or improve government transparency.

2) To increase and enhance civil society and government partnership to improve service delivery and accountability. Proposals should be oriented towards activities by civil society organizations working with national and/or local government, particularly in vulnerable and/or marginalized communities, to improve governance systems.

The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan will host a CARSI ESF Grants Question & Answer Session on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Persons interested in joining the event, either in-person or virtually, are asked to RSVP and submit their name and their organization’s name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. Persons planning to attend virtually are asked to notify the Embassy via their RSVP and will be sent separate log-in instructions.

This full announcement of this 2018 CARSI NOFO may be viewed under the “Related Documents” tab on the grants.gov website.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2018 10:55