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NOFO: Countering Violent Extremism and Fostering Community Resilience (Pakistan)

NOFO: Countering Violent Extremism and Fostering Community Resilience (Pakistan)

Deadline: 14-Mar-22

The U.S. Consulate General Peshawar Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce funding is available through the Public Diplomacy Grants program to further Mission Pakistan’s goal to reduce violent extremism and terrorism, by promoting a comprehensive approach to address violent extremist challenges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) of formerly Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.

This program will leverage the unique contributions that communities, civil society, and the private sector can make to this effort. The Consulate General seeks to promote positive narratives and tolerant perspectives as well as directly dispel violent extremist messaging, reduce violent extremism through education, critical thinking, and structured dialogue, and enhance and amplify community-based resiliency efforts focused on women and youth.

The funds awarded through this opportunity will strengthen local institutions, organizations, and small communities to build self-sustaining capacity to implement long-term interventions to reduce violent extremism.

Project Objectives: Organizations may submit only one proposal under this funding opportunity. The proposed project must address one or more of the objectives. Proposals should specify which project objective(s) the activities will support. Some project objectives specify the issues or a range of issues that will be considered within the scope of that particular objective. Proposals that address more than one objective will be given preference.

Funding Information
Estimated Total Project Funding: $250,000
Estimated Award Ceiling: $250,000
Estimated Award Floor: $150,000
Length of Project Period: One to two years
Anticipated program start date: October 1, 2022
Eligibility Criteria
The following not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply:

Non-governmental organizations
Civil society organizations
Think tanks
Public and private educational institutions
For-profit entities, even those that may fall into the categories, are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337315

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