Updated May 10, 2019CLOSED

Academy of Women Entrepreneurs

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is a program supporting the development of women entrepreneurs around the world. AWE provides educational resources for women to engage in U.S-style education with guided facilitation and localization from local alumni, women business leaders, and key interlocutors to ensure small business growth and success.

The goals of this funding opportunity are:
- To raise business and entrepreneurial skills in women using the AWE platform and Massive Open Online Course called “DreamBuilders.”
- To strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Rwanda through exchange of information, experiences, and expertise.
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CLOSEDMay 17, 2019Deadline
$18,000 - $24,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented In:
Focus AreasEntrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
These proposals should be from non-profits, non-governmental organizations, or individuals that meet U.S. and Rwandan technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs.

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Public and private educational institutions
- Individuals
Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the primary recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.

Other Requirements

Potential for Scale
Program activities will continue to have positive impact after the end of the program.
Financial Statements
Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan
Monitoring and evaluation plan: Applicant demonstrates it is able to measure program success against key indicators and provides milestones to indicate progress toward goals outlined in the proposal. The program includes output and outcome indicators, and shows how and when those will be measured.
Reporting Requirements
Recipients will be required to submit financial reports and program reports. The award document will specify how often these reports must be submitted. The grantee will be responsible for submitting a detailed report for all components of the program, including the follow-on program activities. The grantee will brief PAS Kigali once a month, on the qualitative and quantitative progress of project implementation and a final report at the end of the performance period, analyzing the impact the program.
This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.

Grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization; or illegal activities.

Application Directions

All application materials must be submitted by email.
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