The U. S. Embassy Panama announces a Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to promote sustainability and accountability in Panama with up to $1,500,000 in FY 2016 Economic Support Funds for a project period between 12-24 months; however, the Embassy will consider award periods of up to three years
for exceptional proposals on a case-by-case basis.
The anticipated start date for this activity is September 30, 201 7. The U. S. Embassy Panama anticipates funding up to ten awards as a result of this NOFO.
The focus for this funding opportunity is on governance, including the roles and responsibilities of civil society and the government.
Successful proposals will develop projects aimed at:
1) strengthening civil society and democratic institutions in Panama; 2) strengthening the rule of law and government accountability and transparency; 3) prison reform programs; or 4) supporting the government’s ability to deliver social services to underserved populations.
Funding awarded under this NOFO cannot be used for law enforcement or to train members of law enforcement.
Projects may focus on one or more of the objectives and must fulfill at least one sub-objective of the corresponding objectives outlined in Section I, Project Description, herein.
U. S. Embassy Panama reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and will determine the resulting level of funding for the award.
The authority for this NOFO is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.
Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and evaluation process.
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