The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through the Public Diplomacy Section (PDS), is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity to design and implement the BOLD (BiH Omladinski Lideri, Bosnia and Herzegovina Young Leaders) Small Grants Mentoring Program.
The BOLD network
is a project of PDS that seeks to empower young people across BiH, age 18-35, through leadership opportunities and training, to implement projects for positive change in their communities.
This mentoring program is complementary to the BOLD Small Grants Competition, which will be announced in February and July separate from this NOFO.
The Small Grants Competition will be available twice during FY 2022 to all BOLD members to compete for funds of up to $15,000 to implement projects in the areas of economic development and civic engagement over the course of a year.
PDS will select the winning proposals in the Competition by early April 202 2. Funding will be awarded to grantees of the small grant competition only after they work with the applicant in a mentoring workshop to fine-tune their projects (see no.
The goal of the mentoring program is to equip awardees of the grant competition with the skills and support needed, throughout the grant year, to effectively implement their projects in their communities, and to become skilled project managers and grant administrators.