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Advancing Afghan Women?s Economic Opportunity

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:

    $20000 - $250000

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 to advance economic opportunities for women in Afghanistan by connecting them to the regional economy. Potential Initiatives: Proposals should focus on the following four themes:  Improving the Business Environment for Women  Accessing Finance  Expanding Markets through Trade  Building Capacity through Business Associations, Mentoring, and Internships Proposal Examples: Projects should address ways to improve linkages among womenуs businesses, ideas to connect businesses across borders, funding technical assistance to increase the use of technology or market readiness or facilitating exchanges between large and small firms to help them better compete in the market place. The Department of State is not likely to fund proposals for conferences or meetings.

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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