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NOFO: Strengthening Nicaraguan Communities’ Capacity to Resist Drugs

NOFO: Strengthening Nicaraguan Communities’ Capacity to Resist Drugs

Deadline: 12-Jul-22

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project to reduce drug demand among Nicaraguan youth.

The project aims to raise awareness of the dangers of drug use, reduce stigmatization of prior drug users, and provide Nicaraguan youth with tools and knowledge to prevent and reduce drug abuse in their communities.


Educate and empower youth from one of the target regions (Managua, Rivas, South Caribbean, or North Caribbean) on effective drug prevention, life skills, and responsible decision-making, resulting in lower levels of illicit activities.
Building stronger communities by engaging with stakeholders serving vulnerable youth.
Develop an awareness campaign via radio and/or social media promoting drug prevention messaging and reducing the stigma and discrimination experienced by those seeking to recover from drug use.
Funding Information

Length of performance period: 12 months
Anticipated program start date: September 2022
Number of awards anticipated: One award (dependent on amounts)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $300,000 to a maximum of $325,000
Award Ceiling: $325,000
Award Floor: $300,000
Total available funding: $325,000
Priority Region/Countries: Nicaragua – Applicants should select one of the following regions to target in their proposal: Managua, Rivas, North Caribbean region, or South Caribbean region.

Participants and Audiences: The project’s primary audience should be youth (ages 12 to 26) at risk of drug use and youth who are using drugs. Studies show that drug use is highest among males. The project should also target other stakeholders (NGOs, community leaders, and youth leaders) in vulnerable communities, training them ineffective drug prevention strategies.

Eligibility Criteria

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
U.S.-based educational institutions are subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code;
Foreign-based non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
Foreign-based educational institutions
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340269

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