Donor: U.S. Mission to Cape Verde
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: AFPRA-21-01
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 17.07.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 100.000$
Total available budget: 140.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 140.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Development
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Cape Verde


1) Objective

The U.S. Embassy in Praia, Cape Verde, is offering a grant aimed at economically empowering at least 100 female informal workers, with a focus on domestic workers. This initiative addresses the significant challenges these women face, including poverty, gender-based violence, lack of legal knowledge, and barriers to employment. By providing targeted capacity building, training, and awareness activities, the project seeks to equip these women with essential business management skills, knowledge about their rights, and tools to secure safer employment.

Additionally, the program aims to organize stakeholders to advocate for legal reforms benefiting informal workers. Through partnerships with NGOs, community organizations, municipalities, and government entities, the project will offer comprehensive support and effective implementation. The expected outcomes include improved economic opportunities, increased awareness of workers’ rights, and advancements in policy reforms that support female informal workers. The overarching goal is to enhance the economic stability and employment prospects of these women, ensuring they can compete more effectively in the labor market and reduce their vulnerability to economic and social shocks.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations (such as think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations), public and private educational institutions, public international organizations, and governmental institutions. Both Cabo Verdean and non-Cabo Verdean entities with relevant experience in the targeted areas of the project are eligible to apply.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Cape Verde.

4) Budget

The estimated total program funding is $140,000. Individual awards will range from $100,000 to $140,000, with the funding available for U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2025 through the Economic Support Funds (ESF) and the Gender Equity and Equality Action (GEEA) Fund.

5) Application

Applications must be submitted by July 17, 2024. Proposals should detail the implementation strategy, including partnerships, training modules, awareness campaigns, and advocacy activities.

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