Under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), PAS is seeking proposals for projects to support communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Newly Merged Districts in three main areas:

  • Economic empowerment and entrepreneurship;
  • Increased services and governance, and
  • Citizenship, civil rights, and the constitution.

Project Goals

The Public Affairs Section invites proposals that address one or more of the goals listed below:

  • Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship: Projects should promote microenterprise and/or the growing technology sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Projects should incorporate social responsibility and/or access to finance and may include training and/or internships. Projects should strengthen networks of entrepreneurs and connect them with subject-matter experts at higher education institutions, and/or incubators, and/or other centers of excellence. Projects should address inclusion of minorities and/or other vulnerable persons, including communities in the Newly Merged Districts.
  • Increased Services and Governance: Projects should facilitate greater civic and political participation among diverse residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Newly Merged Districts. Proposed projects should facilitate knowledge transfer from subject-matter experts to stakeholders to facilitate an increase in the provision of healthcare, social services, local employment, food security, access to information, and other basic services. Proposed projects must aim for gender-balanced participation, as indicated by participation by no less than forty percent women.
  • Citizenship, Civil Rights and Constitutionalism: Proposals will support genderbalanced workshops in Peshawar to train new voters, including tribal youth, on democratic rights and processes, citizenship, and basic human rights so that they increase their awareness and understanding of how their enfranchisement contributes to the peace, prosperity, and development of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Newly Merged Districts. The project could include exposure tours of government facilities and offices, judicial and law enforcement facilities, and/or universities and think tanks to observe local and state policymaking and legislative processes and to meet with government officials. The grantee should also form "Communities of Young Tribal Leaders" who would conduct follow-up activities in their respective areas.
  • Eligibility is open to international and Pakistan-based non-profit organizations. Organizations may sub-award or sub-contract with other entities, but only one non-profit organization can be the prime recipient of the award. Pakistan government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • For-profit entities are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO. When sub awarding or sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • The applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c) (3) status, Pakistan NGO license). Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered for an award.
  • Individuals are not eligible for an award under this NOFO. U.S.-based or registered organizations should provide proof of registration to operate in Pakistan or have a documented agreement with a partner organization registered to operate in Pakistan.
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