Western Kazakhstan Community Dialogue Program
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking application(s) to implement a two year project entitled Western Kazakhstan Community Dialogue. The overall objective of this program is to strengthen dialogue among communities, local authorities and key private-sector stakeholders in oil-producing parts of Western Kazakhstan. Specifically, the Program will promote constructive dialogue among communities of Western Kazakhstan with local (city, rayon, and oblast) civil society organizations (CSOs), government officials, and private companies operating in this region. Depending upon the availability of funding, USAID/CAR estimates a life of project budget of $290,000 for the 2 year life of this project. Specifically, USAID CAR will provide assistance towards the following results: Result 1: A platform for increased productive dialogue among communities, local CSOs, government authorities and private companies is established. Result 2: Strengthened and developed capacities of local CSOs to advocate for constituentsÂ’ rights, identify and mitigate potential sources of conflict, and reduce vulnerability and social exclusion of disenfranchised (marginalized) groups in the identified communities. Result 3: Local government officials possess the skills to seek and put to use contributions from civic groups, businesses, and citizens in decision-making processes. Result 4: Increased volume and quality of community participation in designing, implementing and monitoring corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in target communities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/15/2012 (Archived.)
Agency: Agency for International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
All qualified local organizations are eligible to apply. USAID will also consider applications which include coalitions or other partnership arrangements among local organizations that draw on each organizationÂ’s unique skills. Assistance provided under this program is intended to develop and complement rather than to supplant local initiatives and resources. USAID will not accept applications from individuals. All applicants must be a legally recognized organizational entity under applicable law. The following types of organizations may apply for funding under this RFA: 1. Local NGOs To be eligible for this program, Local NGO applicant must: 1. Be a local Non-Governmental Organization organized under the laws of the cooperating country or under the laws of a country in the region of the proposed activity; 2. Have its principal place of business in the cooperating country or region; 3. Be managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the cooperating country or region; and 4. Attach official documentation of their formal legal status as an NGO in the host country or in a country in the region. 2. Local For-Profit Organizations Local private for-profit organizations may apply for funding under this RFA. Foreign government-owned parastatal organizations from countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts are ineligible. Potential for-profit applicants should note that, pursuant to 22 CFR 226.81, the payment of fee/profit to the prime recipient under grants and cooperative agreements is prohibited. However, if a prime recipient has a (sub)-contract with a for-profit organization for the acquisition of goods or services (i.e., if a buyer-seller relationship is created), fee/profit for the (sub)-contractor is authorized. In addition Local private for-profit organizations shall meet the following: 1. Be a local for-profit Organization organized under the laws of the cooperating country or under the laws of a country in the region of the proposed activity; 2. Have its principal place of business in the cooperating country or region; 3. Be managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the cooperating country or region; and 4. Attach official documentation of their formal legal status as in the host country or in a country in the region. 3. Local Colleges and Universities Local college
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
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Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $1.00 to $290,000.00