The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Georgia (USAID/Georgia) is planning to seek applications from qualified entities to implement the Civil Society Engagement Activity. This is an advance notice that USAID/Georgia will be posting a Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the near future. This Synopsis is issued for the purpose of providing stakeholders an opportunity to review and provide comments on the attached draft Program Description. If you would like to provide comments, please submit no more than two pages of comments no later than January 5, 2021 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This Synopsis is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). It is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government to issue any solicitation or make an award, nor does it commit the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of any comments. Any funding proposals submitted in response to this request will not be considered. Responses to this notice must be received no later than the due date stated above in this notice. All materials submitted will become the property of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and will not be returned. USAID reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for USAID’s own purposes. While it is not the intention to make public any response to this request, proprietary and sensitive information must not be sent. Responding to this Synopsis will not give an advantage to an organization in any subsequent procurement. The purpose of the Civil Society Engagement Activity is to increase citizen engagement, awareness and participation in civic actions and democratic processes. All interventions taking place under the activity will directly contribute to building the legitimacy and sustainability of the civil society sector. The activity has three objectives: (1) Enhance the capacity of CSOs, including new formal and informal civic groups, movements and individuals, to address citizen identified issues at the local, regional and national levels and mobilize domestic resources;(2) Foster effective intra-sectoral partnerships among local, regional and national level civil society entities;(3) Develop an ecosystem for financial viability - of which philanthropy is a cornerstone - and promote long term self-reliance of the sector. The Draft Program Description for the Civil Society Engagement Activity is attached in the RELATED DOCUMENTS tab above.
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