Embassy Yangon announces an open competition for organizations to submit a Statement of Interest for Notice of Funding Opportunity (SOI/NOFO) for local civil society activities supporting peace and national reconciliation by increasing participation of civil society and women in the peace process and national political dialogue. Supporting Tolerance and Peace Advocacy at the Community Level encourages efforts to creatively address long-standing ethnic grievances, continue trust-building efforts in conflict-affected areas, and bridge ethnic, religious, disability, and sexual identity barriers to build inclusive communities throughout Myanmar.
Proposals should address one or more of the following objectives:
- To increase the participation of civil society and women in the peace process and national political dialogue.
- To support greater understanding of federalism at the local levels, particularly among communities that may not perceive they are direct stakeholders in the peace process.
- To promote respect for diversity across regions and states, ethnicities, religions, disabilities, and sexual identities.
Projects in all regions or states in Myanmar are eligible. Local civils society organizations are eligible to apply.
This grant has a two-stage process.
First, complete a two-page Statement of Interest by April 19, 2018.
(Use this SOI template.)
If we accept your proposal, we will ask you to send a complete proposal package no later than May 29, 2018.
Full applications with all details are available on grants.gov (Funding Opportunity Number: 18-MMR-NOFO-101), or you may request a full application from: Rangoon Small Grants Program: RangoonSGP@state.gov . Write to us if you have questions.
Statements of Interest are due on or before April 19 and must be sent by email to Rangoon Small Grants Program: RangoonSGP@state.gov.
Please download the Statement of Interest here.