$250,000 Grants available to Strengthen Women in Tech

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$250,000 Grants available to Strengthen Women in Tech

Deadline: 10-Jan-22

DAI through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from Institutions and Organizations to build capacity and access to funding for Women Entrepreneurs in South Asia, particularly women running digital and digitally enabled (small and medium sized) business.

USAID’s South Asia Regional Digital Initiative (SARDI), an activity under the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) aims to increase the digital capacity of the private sector and civil society by strengthening their ability to engage on digital and ICT policy issues.

SARDI and DCCP are part of a broader DAI-managed program, Digital Frontiers, which works closely with USAID missions, the private sector, and international and local development organizations to identify successful and sustainable digital approaches and scale their impact globally.

Funding Information
Digital Frontiers anticipates disbursing a total of $500,000 USD in award funding across one or several awards. The number of awards will be determined based on the quality of applications received. Applicants should therefore consider budgets in the range of $100,000 – $250,000.
However, budget amounts up to $500,000 will be considered acceptable should an applicant’s technical approach to the SOW require more funding.
The period of performance for this award will be up to 15 months. Digital Frontiers welcomes proposals from consortia.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to participate in this RFA:

Type: This RFA is open to registered US or non-US organizations regardless of type (for example: for profit, not-for- profit, civic groups and others).
The following are not eligible:
Government entities
Organizations staffed by staff from USAID, DAI, or other USAID personal service or institutional support contractors, or their immediate family members.
Language: Applications must be submitted in English. If English is not a team’s first language, they encourage the competitors to use free translation services.
Digital Frontiers encourages proposals from: Organizations with a focus on women entrepreneurs and/or entrepreneurship acceleration and knowledge of the digital space, and regional presence, partners, or networks in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
For more information, visit https://dai-global-digital.com/apply-now-strengthening-women-in-tech-in-south-asia.html

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