Updated Aug 26, 2018CLOSED

Support to civil society for advancing citizens’ participation, government accountability and rights protection

Offered by U.S. Agency for International Development

The goal of the IDEA project is to seek to advance civil society advocacy in Sri Lanka. The purpose of the program is to ensure that Sri Lanka has a vibrant and diverse civil society that empowers citizens to advance democratic values of citizen participation and government accountability on a range of governance and reform issues. To achieve this, it will support civil society advocacy to advance chosen reforms, protect and promote rights, improve the enabling environment for civil society in Sri Lanka and strengthen organizational capacity and sustainability of civil society organizations in the country. The program will place special emphasis to integrating gender and diversity considerations and inclusion of youth.

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CLOSEDMay 09, 2019Deadline
$25,000 - $50,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling
Implemented in:
CountrySri Lanka
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance and Inclusion

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be Sri Lankan organizations with a recent history of implementing activities in the focus areas of this APS.
  • Applicants can be any organization with legal personality in Sri Lanka that is not a public sector or a for profit private sector institution.
  • Such local organizations may be registered under a variety of statutes, such as, not-for-profit companies, societies, trusts, cooperatives, independent trade unions, professional associations, and community based organizations.
  • They must also be responsible, law-abiding organizations with a record of business integrity.
  • Grant funds awarded under this APS cannot be used towards any profit by the grantees.
  • Applicants can propose to work with smaller locally based CSOs and community based organizations, registered or informal.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

This APS aims to support civil society to be more effective in advancing democratic values of citizen participation, government accountability, and rights protection at local and national levels. Through this APS, IDEA seeks to support civil society efforts that will advance reforms through collaborative approaches that integrate women, youth and other marginalized communities in the areas of a) good governance b) rights protection / rule of law and c) improving the status of women. Within these themes, the IDEA APS is looking to support a few important sub-issues mentioned in Section C.

Application Directions

Requests for clarification and questions regarding this NOFO must be addressed in writing (via e-mail) to the Grants Manager (IDEAAPS@msiworldwide.com). Phone calls regarding technical content will not be entertained. Requests for clarifications and questions received by MSI will become a part of this APS, and will be forwarded to all future recipients of the APS. Questions and answers will be posted at (6117.APS01, https://msiworldwide.egnyte.com/fl/FMm3hkUHgH, FINAL PUBLIC Password: IDEA@APS2018) on updated regularly. Applicant is expected to familiarize with this additional information.

Application And Awards Process

Electronic applications are to be submitted to https://msiworldwide.egnyte.com/ul/tKFT8TVaqe. All Applications uploaded must state “APS No. 6117.APS01, [Name of the Organization]” under “Name”


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