U.S. Mission in India

U.S. Mission in India

The U.S. Mission in India is inviting eligible applicants for its 'Training Workshops for Girls and Young Women to Counter Online Predators' to support workshops that create awareness among youth aged 15-21 years, especially girls and college-going women, about safe online behavior and equip them with tools and information that empowers them to identify cyber predators.

This project aims to arm young girls and women with tools to counter cyber stalking, protect them from becoming victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation, and promote safe, online behavior.

Project Objectives

  • To train 375 rural and urban girls and college-going women between the ages of 15-21 living in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha with tools to protect themselves from cyber predators. The training will be provided through 15 workshops – five in each of the three states – over a period of one year.
  • To train 125 urban girls and college-going women between the ages of 15-21 living in the Delhi National Capital Region with tools to protect themselves from cyber predators. The training will be provided through 5 workshops over a period of one year.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Project Funding: USD 70,000
  • Estimated Award Ceiling (Maximum): USD70,000
  • Estimated Award Floor (Minimum): USD $25,000
  • Length of Project Period: 12 months

Project Audience(s)

  • 500 girls and college-going women between the ages of 15-21 living in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and the Delhi NCR. 
  • The audience will come from a mix of rural and urban areas of these states, having access to internet-enabled devices.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The following organizations are eligible to apply:
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • Civil society/non-governmental organizations
    • Think tanks
    • Public and private educational institutions
    • Individuals
    • Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions
  • Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity. 
  • This award does not allow:
    • Projects relating to partisan political activity;
    • Charitable or development activities;
    • Construction projects;
    • Projects that support specific religious activities;
    • Fund-raising campaigns;
    • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
    • Scientific research or surveys;
    • Commercial projects;
    • Projects intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;
    • Projects that duplicate existing projects; or
    • Illegal activities.

Post Date - 08-Mar-2021


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