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U.S. Embassy in Botswana Stronger Together: Health, Prosperity, and Security 2020 Contest

The U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section is pleased to announce the Stronger Together: Health, Prosperity, and Security program to support innovative projects that address one of three U.S. foreign policy objectives. 

Application Deadline: 27th March 2020 5:00 pm 

Funding Opportunity Number: AFPAS-19-GR-001-AF-06/10/2019

Eligible Countries: Botswana

To be Taken at (Country): Botswana

About the Award: All submitted proposals must address one of the three U.S. foreign policy objectives below.

  • Empowering Women and Girls – Projects enhance or support empowerment of women and girls through educational, entrepreneurship, health, or professional development opportunities.
  • Supporting Civil Society Organizations – Projects (1) strengthen management and public engagement capacity of civil society organizations and promote political and civil participation; (2) enhance government accountability and information access for the public; or (3) promote exchange and cooperation with U.S. higher education institutions.
  • Enabling Business Environment – Projects (1) promote or develop best practices in business and entrepreneurship for youth and create or strengthen networking among youth entrepreneurs; (2) promote Botswana’s transition to a knowledge-based economy, including activities in research and development; or (3) increase Botswana’s awareness and utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
The Stronger Together: Health, Prosperity, and Security

Type: Grant


  • The award is open ONLY to registered not-for-profit groups, associations, non-governmental organizations, faith- or community-based organizations. The groups must be well established, operating for at least one year, and have a history of accomplishments.
  • We CANNOT fund or sponsor government schools, prizes for school competitions, individuals, private or for-profit businesses, company start-up costs, direct employee compensation or one-time events.
  • Recipients can demonstrate their commitments by either contributing to the project financially, or providing labor or supplies to carry out the project. Cost-sharing is not required but highly encouraged.
  • Proposals involving U.S. Alumni will receive preference during the review process.

Selection Criteria: Each application submitted under this notice will be evaluated and rated on the basis of the criteria outlines below. The criteria listed are designed to assess the quality of the proposed project and to determine the likelihood of its success. The criteria are closely related and are considered as a whole in judging the overall quality of an application.

  • Organizational Capacity: The applicant has expertise in the stated project field and Public Affairs Section is confident of its technical capacity to undertake the project (30%).
  • Description and Results: The project is well-planned, addresses a U.S. foreign policy objective, and has clear identifiable and reasonable results that benefit a significant number of people and can be attained successfully within the grant duration (50%).
  • Coherence: The application is complete, coherent, clear, and detailed (20%).

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award:  Up to $25,000

The award amount is inclusive of venue, travel, speaker, media, refreshment or any other fees. No funding above or beyond the $25,000 award ceiling will be considered.

Duration of Award: The award duration is twelve (12) months.

The project must start between June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

How to Apply: Proposals should be submitted by email to [email protected]. Applications are accepted in English only. Final grant agreements will be concluded in English.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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