The Bureau for Europe and Eurasia (the Bureau or E&E) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites applications from prospective partner organizations to carry out activities, under grants or cooperative agreements, that support and promote the further incorporation of values into USAIDs objectives in the following countries or regions in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
Values serve as the underpinning for lasting reforms in promoting democracy, human rights, religious freedom, free and open markets, anti-corruption efforts, prevention of violence, reduction of conflict and similar activities. For reforms to succeed, there must be a foundation of values -- values which are the bedrock for creating and sustaining democracy, values which insist on an equitable and fair market economy, and values which overcome the irrational passions, hatred and bitterness which ignite and fuel conflict. In addition, to advance the common good in a pluralistic society requires a firm belief in the dignity and worth of every human being regardless of religion or worldview.
Applicants should propose innovative ideas in proposals that incorporate, promote, nurture, apply or otherwise find ways to further develop generally recognized values that support USAID goals and objectives in the region. Prospective partners, as described below, could include a wide range of U.S., international, and regional organizations such as: private voluntary organizations, foundations, colleges and universities, civic groups, faith-based institutions, private businesses and associations, philanthropic organizations, and advocacy groups.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
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Agency for International Development, Washington D. C., USAID, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 7.10-006, Washington, DC, 20523