Updated Nov 05, 2020

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Kazakhstan 2021

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The goal of the project is to empower women in Kazakhstan to fulfill their economic potential, and in doing so, create conditions for a more stable, secure, and prosperous society. The objective of the project is to engage a maximum of 35 Kazakhstani women entrepreneurs in an educational program designed to equip them with skills for successful development of their business ideas. The distribution of participants engaged should be a maximum of 12 per city where the program is implemented.

The awardee will develop a program aimed at increasing entrepreneurial capacity of AWE beneficiaries, that will integrate the DreamBuilder (dreambuilder.org) online course as one of its key components. The program will encompass facilitated in-person viewing sessions that will provide the participants an opportunity to discuss the topics and to network. The modules may be augmented to localize the context, and to accommodate the topics of guest speaker talks. Applicants are encouraged to build a comprehensive program in support of the skills gained through the sessions, which may include mentorship activities, partnerships with business incubators, speed-networking, and/or pitch competitions. Participants of this program should be comfortable taking a course and completing assignments in the English language.

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Nov 30, 2020Deadline
Up to $50,000Amount
11 Months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasEntrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
The following organizations are eligible to apply: individuals, not-for-profit organizations, including non-governmental organizations, public and private educational institutions.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesTarget audience for the program should be women from geographically diverse areas in Kazakhstan, aged 25 and older, fluent in English, with good computer literacy. The women must have a demonstrated interest in developing a business idea. Depending on the chosen online course, participants may not need to be in business already, or have developed a business plan. The participants must be energetic and available to commit up to 5 hours a week for studying the course content, discussions, networking and other events as part of the program. The participants must have access to a computer workstation and stable Internet connection for the duration of the program.
Reporting Requirements
Recipients are required to submit quarterly reports to program progress and financial reports throughout the project period. Progress and financial reports are due 30 days after the reporting period. Final certified programmatic and financial reports are due 90 days after the close of the project period.
All reports are to be submitted electronically.


Application Directions

Submission Method A: Submitting all application materials directly to the following email address: KZ-PAS-Proposals@state.gov. Applicants opting to submit applications via email to KZ-PAS-Proposals@state.gov must include the Funding

Opportunity Title and Funding Opportunity Number in the subject line of the email.

Submission Method B: Submitting all application materials through Grants.gov. For those opting to apply through Grants.gov, thorough instructions on the application process are available at http://www.grants.gov.


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