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Request for Applications (RFA) No. 03


USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation (REC) project is seeking grant applications from returnees of the U.S. State Department’s summer 2012 Voluntary Visitors (VolVis) Program for implementation of the activity on expanding economic opportunities for women-entrepreneurs through building regional networks and strengthening capacities to trade. The grant will be awarded and implemented in accordance with USAID and U.S. Government regulations governing grants under contracts and REC’s internal grant management policies.  The Request for Applications (RFA) contains the required information and annexes to be completed and submitted in electronic copy by no later than 5:00 pm Almaty time, June 18, 2016 to USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation (REC) project at the e-mail address below. The e-mail submission must reference RFA No. 03: e-mail: 

Applications are accepted from graduates of the U.S. State Department Volunteer Visitors (VolVis) program and should clearly outline how the applicant will enhance the knowledge and skills of women-entrepreneurs through organizing a capacity building event for at least 35 women entrepreneurs, as well as an ethno fashion trade show at the sixth CATF in Almaty, Kazakhstan on September 7-8, 2016. 

Please read the full text of Request for Applications (RFA) No. 03 here


Annex A – Grant Application Form 
Annex B – Grant Application Budget Form
Annex C – Implementation Plan Template
Annex D – Applicant Self-Assessment Form
Annex E – Required Certifications
Annex F – Mandatory and Required As Applicable Standard Provisions