The U.S. Embassy in New Zealand announces a small grants funding opportunity of up to $7,500 USD for projects in the realm of Science, Technology, Health, Environment and Business.
Eligibility is limited to non-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and educational institutions within New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Niue. Proposals should demonstrate creativity, substance, and relevance to national goals relating to one of the topic areas above.
Preference will be given to projects that align with U.S. Department of State goals in the following areas:
- Enhancing cooperation on science, space, technology and innovation, including STEM education, energy, and cybersecurity
- Leveraging innovative and cutting-edge technologies to promote entrepreneurship and build regional/international trade (note: for-profit, commercial endeavors CANNOT be funded);
- Protecting public health and improving health security;
- Strengthening environmental conservation;
- Managing water resources, including managing fisheries and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Proposals following the attached template are to be submitted via email to ZemanekT@state.gov by COB August 31, 2017.
2017 SMALL GRANTS PROPOSAL APPLICATION TEMPLATE (PDF Version)
|Project Title:||Insert title|
|Proposed project location(s)||Insert community/region that will benefit from project|
|Applicant:||Provide name of applying organization and relevant background|
|Total grant request:||Insert amount|
In the summary include a synopsis of the proposed project area of focus (e.g. climate, health, etc) and proposed project goals. How will this project meet the goals of the area of implementation?
Section 1: Funding Opportunity Description
1A. Background & Purpose
Provide a short background on the project proposal and the issue(s) the project will address. Include what the project will accomplish.
1B. Program Goals to be met
Describe the goals of the proposed program/activities, linking them to one or more U.S. State Department goals above.
1C. Expected Results to be met
State the expected results of the program.
1D. Main Activities to be performed
Identify the anticipated country or countries to be benefited (whether this is an in-country activity for nationals only, or a regional event supporting the participation of participants from multiple countries, for example). Please provide a detailed response to show how the above results and goals will be met through the activities in this program.
1E. Performance Indicators
The project should monitor and report on performance indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, reasonable, and timebound. Establish, where possible, performance baseline data and expected performance targets for each expected result, and include information on what sources of data will be used to document performance, how the indicators will be measured, frequency of measurement, and units of measure. Where possible, indicators should also allow for gender disaggregation.
Section 2: Budget
SAMPLE Summary BUDGET
|Participant travel, meals||$400.00|
|Workshop facilitator fees||$400.00|
|Workshop materials and venue set up||$3,500|