Dear Applicants,

On 22nd of December 2015, the USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) released a series of Oblast-level Requests for Applications (RFA) for its Civic Engagement Grant (CEG) program addressing Gender Equity and Women Empowerment issues within the Oblasts of Batken, Chui, Jalal Abad, Issyk Kul, Naryn, Osh and Talas. It is important to note that this RFA is intended for qualified organizations in each Oblast who are being invited to submit their full grant applications which will be reviewed and considered along with the other full grant applications received from their respective Oblasts.

This means that CSOs submitting full grant application will be competing with the other CSOs in their own Oblast. CGP is prepared to make awards in each Oblast for those qualified CSOs who submit acceptable grant application.

Submission Timeframe: Full Grant Applications will be accepted at any time during the period of 22 December, 2015 to 25 February, 2016. The submission deadline is 17:00 on 25 February, 2016

The CEG RFA Guidelines + Application template (Word format) and Budget template (Excel format) were shared with CSOs of each oblast separately.

Please, note that a similar RFA for a nation-wide invitation for full grant applications was released on 15th of December, 2015 for the Partnership for Change (PFC) Grant program addressing Gender Equity and Women Empowerment issues. These are separate RFAs intended for separate project ideas on a separate set of issues. Organizations may submit for both grant opportunities.

Feel free to communicate your questions to the CGP Grant Administration Unit at cgpgrants-kg@ewmi.org, if required.

Sincerely,

CGP Grant Administration Unit