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Offer: U.S. Embassy Beirut Small Grants Program for Civil Society - Deadline: 25 June 2013

The Embassy Small Grants Program of the U.S. Embassy Beirut seeks to bolster civil society by assisting underserved and/or underprivileged communities in Lebanon not currently receiving USG assistance through other ongoing programs.

We are particularly interested in projects aimed at assisting communities that are hosting displaced Syrians, such as through economic empowerment, youth volunteering initiatives, and conflict resolution activities.

We are also interested in projects aimed at combating trafficking or labor and sexual exploitation among vulnerable populations, including in refugee and migrant worker communities.

These grants are implemented by members of civil society, including individuals, non-governmental organizations, civic groups, reform networks, and academic institutions that are committed to supporting democratic values and the active participation of all individuals in social, political, and economic life.
Small grants are typically awarded only to local, not international organizations, and are intended to support quick-impact activities.
Proposed activities should be implemented and make an impact within one-year of the start of the grant.

Request for Applications and will award selected projects for a total of $500,000.

Local grant applications that are often selected for funding include, but are not limited to:
> Community-level activities that provide practical experience in volunteerism and advocacy
> Public education and awareness-building activities, as well as training of trainers
> Workshops, meetings or trainings of a practical and professional nature.

Eligibility & Criteria: Eligible applicants include local representatives of civil society, including: individuals, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and universities in Lebanon.

U.S. Embassy Beirut is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities. Proposals irrespective of the applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability are accepted. Applications from organizations working with minority, disenfranchised, and lesser-served communities, including women, youth, the elderly and persons with disabilities are also accepted.

Deadline: 25 June 2013
For more information, visit grants.gov and search by funding opportunity number.NEALE-13-GR-001-NEA-052813

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