Grants Towards Advancing Gender Equity, Women Empowerment in East India

Organisation: U.S. Consulate General Kolkata

Apply By:  20/02/2018

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata (PAS Kolkata) seeks proposals for a project entitled “Social Action Lab.” The last date of submission of proposals is February 20, 2018. Minimum (“Floor”) award amounts $25,000 upto maximum (“Ceiling”) of $29,000. In order to build a network of committed and passionate change makers in East India, a group of promising young men and women leaders from previous PAS Kolkata programs will be selected through a competitive process to join alumni of USG exchange programs for a leadership workshop to equip them with skills to enact change.

The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata is committed to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, which is essential to global peace, prosperity, and security. This project aims to equip emerging young female leaders from East India with skills to reduce the gender gap and advocate for gender equity in their communities.

Required Eligibility: 

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Cost sharing is not required for this funding opportunity
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.
  • This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.
  • U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or illegal activities

Organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet and an active SAM registration ( The U.S. Department of State will not make an award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements by the time the Department is ready to make an award.

Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application. Registering with is a one-time process; however, it may take weeks to have the registration validated and confirmed. For Indian applicants, the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of the Government of India applies. Applicants must acquire all required registrations and rights in the United States and India. All intellectual property considerations and rights must be fully met in the United States and India.

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