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Connecting Women and Markets Program

Post Date

May 23rd 2012

Application Due Date

July 30th 2012

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Business and Commerce

Eligibility Categories


The U.S. Embassy Kabul Public Affairs Section encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, private sector companies, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals. U.S. NGOs may apply but preference is given to local NGOs or to partnerships that develop capacity with Afghan NGOs or employees and include plans to transfer programs to sustainable local management.


  • Award Range:

    $10000 - $1000000

Grant Description

The U.S. Embassy Kabul Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available for programs of various scale to encourage collaboration between existing Afghan businesses with similar market positions. This funding opportunity is to supportive collaborative efforts to bring existing small-scale women-owned and/or majority women-employing businesses together under cooperative umbrellas. Funds can provide support for training, product design, marketing, industry networking, central business advocacy support, and/or virtual and physical retail space for domestic and/or overseas markets. More than one project can be funded, depending on the scale, but all proposals should demonstrate how they plan to select beneficiaries. Projects that benefit a single business will not be considered.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of State

  • Office:

    Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

  • Agency Contact:

    cynthia Rafferty, Grants Manager
    Public Affairs Section
    U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

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