Request for Proposals – Women’s History Month 2018 Grants Program

U.S. Embassy, Kingston is seeking proposals for its Women’s History Month 2018 Grants Program. Three grants of up to US$20,000.00 will be awarded to promote the empowerment of women and girls in Jamaica. We invite eligible Individuals*, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to submit project abstracts for causes that affect girls or women in the categories of:

  • Education
  • Mentorship
  • Economic sustainability
  • Social Responsibility

Proposals should demonstrate creativity, substance, and relevance to national goals relating to one of the topic areas above. Preference will also be given to projects that align with U.S. State Department goals of:

  1. Safeguarding the Homeland and U.S. Citizens
  2. Increased Trade and Shared Economic Growth
  3. Addressing Caribbean Health Challenges
  4. Strengthening the U.S. – Jamaica Partnership on Global Issues on the Island, throughout the region and around the world.

Submissions should follow the template below:

2018 Empowering Women and Girls Jamaica Grants Application

Project Title: Insert Title
Proposed project location(s)/participant : Insert location that will benefit from project
Proposal Categories Education, Mentorship, Economic Sustainability, Social Responsibility
Total Grant Request: Insert amount


Project Abstract

The project abstract should be no more than five sentences. The project abstract should include the proposed project category (e.g. education) and the proposed project goals. How will this project meet the goal of empowering Jamaica women or girls?


This project aims to promote and enable linkages and collaborations among Cockpit Country researchers in Jamaica. Specifically, it will bring together a group of motivated and published scholars, in order to build a network between academics and practitioners, to plan the way forward in promoting sustainable conservation practices in the Cockpit Country and investigate strategies for collaborative research through networking and information management.  The importance of the project stems from: the need to support productive dialogue in the public sphere, particularly among relevant stakeholders.

Only submissions with the required application template and abstract are eligible. Email submissions to: Deadline for submission of the initial proposal template is March 7, 2018.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a breakfast on March 14, 2018 and a pitch competition on March 30, 2018.

* Eligible individuals are alumni of US Government funded professional and educational exchange programs.