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U.S. Mission in Belize to Strengthen Government through Civil Society Engagement

U.S. Mission in Belize to Strengthen Government through Civil Society Engagement


Deadline: 3 June 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to strengthen democratic governance through capacity building for civil society organizations and civil servants through partnership in Belize.


  • Host-nation governments create a competent civil service that provides non-partisan continuity and service.
  • Central American civil society demand government accountability without reprisal of their rights and are able to influence policy outcomes. Host-nation governments uphold the values and practices of liberal democracy; citizens hold their governments accountable for these actions.

Project Objectives

  • 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. Capacity building for civil society organizations and/or government civil servants should be included.
  • To develop mechanisms that improve coordination and cooperation between key stakeholders to improve basic local, municipal, or central government services for vulnerable and/or marginalized populations especially women. Proposals should be orientated towards enhancing the capacity of civilian front line agents and service providers to increase coordination, monitoring, reporting and response to issues such as, but not limited to, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $750,000
  • Award Ceiling: $400,000
  • Award Floor: $200,000

Eligibility Criteria

U.S. Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based NGOs, institutions of higher education, and public international organizations (PIOs); Belizean NGOs are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314904

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