Updated Apr 28, 2021CLOSED

Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Mekong

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) Office of Multilateral Affairs at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Mekong (Burma, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam).

A grant for up to $395,061 U.S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2020 Economic Support Funds (ESF) will be awarded (pending availability of funds) for work that will support women’s economic empowerment in the Mekong by providing financial literacy training and support to women seeking microinsurance to support women entrepreneurs' small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The period of performance is 2-3 years. Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

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CLOSEDJun 15, 2021Deadline
Up to $395,061Amount
24 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryCambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar
Focus AreasGender
Gender Equity (Gender)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
Financial Sector & Investment (Economic Growth and Trade)
Leadership Development (Economic Growth and Trade)

EAP welcomes applications from U.S. Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, or overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations, and U.S. and overseas private/state institutions of higher education.

For-profit and commercial firms are not eligible to apply in response to this NOFO.

Please see 2 CFR 200.307 for regulations regarding program income.

Other Requirements

Reporting RequirementsRecipients will be required to complete and upload regular financial reports and program progress reports to the grant file in SAMS Domestic. The award document will specific how often these reports must be submitted. EAP typically requests that reports are submitted on a quarterly basis. Please note that all substantiating documentation supporting reporting and data collected, including survey responses and contact information, must be maintained for a minimum of three years and provided to the Department of State upon request. All reports must be written in English

Application And Awards Process

(https://mygrants.servicenowservices.com). This system requires registration by the applying organization.

Applicants can find application forms and other materials need to apply on SAMS Domestic (https://mygrants.servicenowservices.com) and under the announcement title and funding opportunity number provided above.

Note: Applications will not be accepted through grants.gov.

Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on June 15, 2021.


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