Under the USAID-supported Gender Equity Program (GEP), Aurat Foundation and The Asia Foundation will award a series of sub-grants to local Pakistani organizations with the objective of affecting real behavioral change and contributing to enhanced gender equity in Pakistan. Several grant cycles will be advertised over a five-year period ending August 2015.
Priority Area for Cycle Seven
GEP’s seventh grant cycle is in support of enhancing women’s economic empowerment across Pakistan. Sub-grants on various themes are to be awarded to facilitate an enabling environment, ensure provision of required services, enhance skills and create opportunities aimed at improving women’s livelihood options. An improvement in the identified services, skills and opportunities are to enable women’s choices, the right to exercise these and empower themselves through an expansion of livelihood generation. These set of sub-grants will also demonstrate women’s role and abilities to actively participate in, and contribute to, the economic progress of Pakistan when provided with equal opportunities.
GEP sub-grant awards will fall into three distinct tiers:
$25,000 - $100,000
Tier 1 awards are expected to be most frequent. Tier 2 and Tier 3 sub-grant awards will be less common. Individual ceilings will be allocated per sub-grant and will be detailed in the sub-grant solicitations. All budgets will be subject to strict scrutiny to prevent excessive allocation.
The final date for submission of the completed proposal application package and all required documents is February 14, 2013. No extensions will be given.
For detailed Terms of Reference for each of the above and application guidelines, please download the RFP document.
Detailed Request for Proposal (RFP)