Call for Proposals on Social Marginalization
The Public Affairs Office of U.S. Embassy Maputo is calling for public diplomacy proposals addressing the following problem: Many young men and women living in the districts of Palma, Nangade, Mocímboa da Praia, and Macomia view themselves as socially marginalized.
Proposals must be submitted via email by 17h30 on July 27, 2018 to MaputoPDProposals@state.gov. Proposals received in any other manner will not be considered for funding. Proposals received after that deadline will not be considered for funding.
III. Evaluation criteria
The selection panel will consider the following criteria to select proposals for funding:
- Adherence to required format;
- Appropriateness of primary target audience;
- Applicability of behavioral objective to problem statement;
- Track record of organization;
- Cost effectiveness; and
- Geographic preference: the districts of Palma, Nangade, Mocímboa da Praia, and Macomia.
In addition, the selection panel may favor proposals that involve American citizens, institutions, content,or Mozambican citizens who are alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs.
IV. Notification of selection
Organizations submitting proposals will be contacted before August 3, 2018, with a notification of whether or not the proposal was selected to advance to the next stage of the competition.
V. Amount of Funding
The suggested proposal range is between $5,000 and $25,000. Multiple proposals may be selected for funding.
VI. Performance period
The performance period for proposals must take place between September 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019.
Only nonprofit entities registered with the Government of Mozambique may submit proposals. The selection panel will accept proposals from non-Mozambican (i.e. foreign) organizations so long as those organizations are registered to legally operate in Mozambique. Such entities may include nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, associations, and nonprofit academic institutions. Applicants must submit a copy of their organization’s registration certificate with their proposal. Proposals from for-profit companies, individuals, or informal organizations not registered with the Government of Mozambique will not be accepted. With the exception of academic institutions, proposals from entities wholly owned by the Government of Mozambique will not be accepted.
Proposals can be in English or Portuguese.
IX. Proposal Format
Proposals must include the following elements in order to be considered for funding. Please adhere to the designated word limits in each element. Do not provide information not requested below.
- Title (10 words or less);
- Name of organization;
- Description of organization (100 words or less);
- Point of contact in organization;
- Problem statement (provided);
- Description of primary target audience (200 words or less);
- Description of behavioral objective for primary target audience (200 words or less);
- Description of activity or activities (300 words or less);
- Project timeline
- Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
- Long term sustainability of the project
- Itemized budget in U.S. dollars.
A. Proposal Title (20 words or less)
B. Name of organization
C. Description of organization (150 words or less)
What is the mission of your organization? How many people serve as employees, volunteers, or interns? How many of them work for the organization on full time basis? How many people are with the organization for more than 3 years? For how long has it been registered with the Government of Mozambique? Has your organization had a similar project in the past? Has it ever received funding from the United States Government? If yes, briefly explain.
D. Point of contact in organization
- Role in organization
- Email address
- Phone number
- Mailing address
E. Problem statement (provided)
Copy and paste the following problem statement into the proposal:
Many young men and women living in the districts of Palma, Nangade, Mocímboa da Praia, and Macomia view themselves as socially marginalized.
Do not modify this problem statement. Do not provide any additional problem statements. Do not provide any analysis of the problem.
F. Description of primary target audience (200 words or less)
What is the single group of people your proposal seeks to influence? About how many people are in this group? Are they men, women, or both? What is their age range? What is their monthly income? What is their education level? What is their relationship to the problem statement?
Do not provide multiple target audiences.
G. Description of behavioral objective for the primary target audience
What single action are you trying to get the primary target audience to take in order to address the problem statement? The behavioral objective must be measurable and achievable for the performance period of the proposal. At the end of the performance period, you must explain how many people in the primary target audience achieved the behavioral objective with meaningful data and/ or statistics. How will you measure this? Avoid vague behavioral language such as “know”, “understand”, or “be aware”, as knowledge, understanding, and awareness are difficult to measure and even harder to achieve in a six-month performance period.
Do not provide multiple behavioral objectives.
H. Description of activity or activities (300 words or less)
How will you help or influence the people in the primary target audience to achieve the behavioral objective? Will you partner with other organizations to run these activities? When and where will the activities take place? Will the activities change throughout the performance period (i.e. are there phases in the proposal)?
Indicate how each program activity will help the primary target audience achieve the behavioral objective. Unrelated activities will make your proposal weaker and less competitive. Proposals that suggest handing over money or prizes to the target audience will not be considered.
If any equipment will be acquired, indicate what will be done with it at the end of the project.
For all activities and areas that require special permission to operate, please attach a letter that indicates that your organization has that permission.
I. Project Timeline
The performance period should be 6 months or less, including the evaluation period of the project. A detailed timeline indicating dates/months of planned activities and events should be included in the proposal.
J. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
Indicate how the activities will be monitored and evaluated. You will be obligated to complete an analysis and report your findings to the Embassy during the project implementation.
K. Long Term Sustainability of the Project
At the end of the performance period, Public Affairs Office of U.S. Embassy Maputo will not continue to disburse funds to sustain the activities. Please explain whether you have plans to conduct follow on activities and how would you seek funding.
L. Itemized budget (in U.S. dollars)
Identify any and all projected expenditures associated with the activities described in the proposal. If the project will generate any revenue (such as participation fees), indicate how that how such revenue will be applied. Projects may not generate profit for the grantee organization.