Engagement for Equity Program – E4E funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Advocacy Training and Resource Center (ATRC) will continue to support civil society organizations to implement projects. ATRC through grant administration strives to improve integration of vulnerable and marginalized groups, to strengthen civil society’s role in raising critical democracy and governance issues and in influencing the development and effective implementation of policies affecting these communities.
E4E Program Goal
The overall goal of the Engagement for Equity Program – E4E is to improve integration of vulnerable and marginalized groups and to strengthen civil society’s role in raising critical democracy and governance issues and in influencing the development and effective implementation of policies affecting these communities.
ATRC assistance for grantees is based on five thematic areas:
E4E Program Components and Services to be provided to the Grantees:
Through the provision of grants and assistance for technical and organizational development, E4E program plans to support local CSOs that represent the interests of vulnerable and marginalized groups by focusing on the following:
Through the support of a broad group of CSOs representing the interests of vulnerable and marginalized groups, E4E program expects the improvement of women’s participation in governance and economy; empowering women through awareness about their rights to inheritance and co-owned property; improving the situation of the LGBT community by empowering the community; increasing the participation of PWD ‘s in decision making, so that they advocate for putting their interests on the government main agenda and encourage young people to become active in public life, raising their voice on issues affecting them not only in present, but also in the future.
1. Provision of Grants
E4E Program will award four types of grants for each of five thematic areas: Large Grants, Medium-Scale Grants, Small-Scale Grants and Rapid Response Funds. Grant opportunities will be offered multiple times during the course of implementation of this program, with Round I announced in June 2015, and the final award will be made in early 2020.
Large Grants are expected to range from $ 50,000 up to $ 100,000, Medium grants are expected to range from $ 25,000 up to $ 50,000, Small Scale Grants are expected to range from $ 10,000 up to $ 25,000 and Rapid Response Funds are expected to range up to $ 25,000.
2. Targeted Technical and Organizational Development Assistance
ATRC will design a diversified portfolio of technical and organizational development assistance that includes trainings offered by ATRC, tailored capacity building services for each individual grantee, as well as special provisions for grantees dealing with LGBT rights. ATRC will provide ongoing assistance to the grantees through capacity building and technical support on issues that concern their respective projects and organizational management matters.