The USAID Economic Governance Program is a five-year USAID funded Project implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP in Georgia since December 2019.

The purpose of the USAID Economic Governance Program is to improve economic governance and leadership in Georgia. Good economic governance is defined as a system for developing, implementing, and enforcing economic policies, rules, and regulations that are predictable, consistent, transparent, inclusive, and cost-effective. Building on the progress of the government’s economic reform agenda, this program will support the sustainability of the consultative economic reform-making process and promote the formulation, adoption and implementation of priority economic reforms.

It is expected that with improved economic governance, Georgia will be recognized for its transparent, predictable, and inclusive business environment and will attract investments that can fuel the country’s journey to self-reliance in the future.

 

The USAID Economic Governance Program is pleased to release a grant opportunity announcement under:

PROMOTING WOMEN’S ROLE IN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND POLICY MAKING PROCESS IN GEORGIA (RFA# EGP-2021-001)

 

CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPER SUMMARY AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:

The objective of this call for grant concept papers is to support activities aimed at addressing the issues faced by women in economic life and policy making. The grant concept papers should focus on women’s roles and participation in economic activities and policy-making processes, and it should address challenges facing women in Tbilisi and regions of Georgia.

 

The Program anticipates awarding from 4 to 6 Small (simplified) Grants. Estimated funding range for each grant is from $27,000 to $30,000.

 

ELIGIBLE ENTITIES:

General eligibility criteria:

Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), for profit or nonprofit, legally registered in Georgia are eligible for a grant award. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Women-support CSOs in Tbilisi and eastern/western regions of Georgia.
  • Women-support PSAs in Tbilisi and eastern/western regions of Georgia.
  • Professional Associations
  • Business Associations
  • Research/ Educational Institutions
  • Commercial Organizations

 

Eligible organizations should not:

  • appear on the “List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Non-Procurement Programs”.
  • be a national or municipal level politician, political party, any governmental entity or official.
  • be affiliated with the USAID Economic Governance Program or any of its directors, officers or employees.

Organizations whose objectives are not consistent with the broad objectives of the USAID Economic Governance Program are also ineligible.

Additional eligibility criteria:

The organization must:

  • have demonstrated experience in technical areas relevant to the scope of work or grant focus
  • have been in existence for at least one (1) year
  • be currently implementing activities in the geographic area or technical area for which it is applying
  • have a Board of Directors/ Board of Trustees and full-time staff (including program management, finance/administrative and monitoring and evaluation staff)
  • have minimum absorptive capacity and demonstrate the potential to acquire sufficient capacity to manage programs in a sustainable manner and
  • have a functional financial system.

 

In addition, all eligible applicants must ensure their ongoing relationships, associations, activities, and interests do not create a conflict of interest that could prevent full impartiality in implementation of the grant activities.

DUNS and SAM numbers are required for all organizations doing business with the Federal Government. Recipients of grant awards in excess of $25,000 will be required to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and SAM’s registration.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested and Eligible entities should complete the Application Package via https://usaid-egp.fluxx.io Grants Portal. Please, follow this link and register for an account. In case of difficulty with registration and/or application, please, send a request to grants@egp.ge.

The USAID Economic Governance Program will conduct an informational workshop regarding this grant activity for all interested parties that will be held on March 5, 2021 at 17:00 Tbilisi time through Zoom Video Webinar.

For webinar registration, please contact us via grants@egp.ge email no later than March 4, 2021.

Concept papers are due by 15:00 (Tbilisi Time) of March 15, 2021.

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