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NOFO: Strengthening Democracy and Civic Engagement during Ghana’s Electoral Process

NOFO: Strengthening Democracy and Civic Engagement during Ghana’s Electoral Process

Deadline: 24-Mar-2024

The U.S. Department of State’s Embassy Accra Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) announces an open competition for organizations to implement a project that strengthens Ghana’s democracy and promotes transparent, credible, and peaceful 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections that reflect the will of the people.

Priority Program Areas
  • Peace and Security: Activities that give voice to Ghanaian youth, marginalized communities, and local government through civic education and conflict resolution skills; strengthen citizenship and civic education so that communities will be able to engage in debate and sensitive conversations, and to hold one another accountable, without resorting to violence.
  • Media and Press Freedom: Activities that protect press freedom and strengthen the journalism profession through targeted training on fact checking, journalist ethics, and countering misinformation to journalists across the country; and promote media and information literacy, especially among youth so that Ghana’s media institutions and journalists are less vulnerable to external threats to their credibility, and more prepared to be valuable contributors to Ghana’s democratic process.
  • Democracy and Civil Society: Activities that strengthen internal capacity for management, planning, and issue advocacy among civil society organizations, especially those reflecting marginalized voices underrepresented in the public debate or engaged in democracy and governance issues, in order to support more diverse opinions in civic engagement and public debate during the campaign season for the 2024 presidential elections, separate from the dominant political parties and their allies.
Funding Information
  • Total expected available funding: up to $150,000
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $100,000
  • Anticipated program start date: On or after June 1, 2024
  • Length of performance period: 12 months or less
  • Number of awards anticipated: 2-5 awards (dependent on amounts)
Participants and Audiences
  • Programs may be geared to a variety of audiences, depending on the topic (institutions, civil society, media, community leaders, youth, etc.). Proposals will be evaluated based on a well-reasoned strategy for addressing the intended audience, stakeholders, and beneficiaries (primary and secondary). Proposals for projects that include participation of U.S. Government exchange alumni will be given additional consideration.
Eligibility Criteria
  • This announcement requests full proposals from qualified organizations from the United States and Ghana, including:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
    • Governmental institutions
  • Note: For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Proposals from individuals will not be considered for this funding opportunity.

For more information, visit Grants.gov.

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