Program E4E

Engagement for Equity Program – E4E

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:

  • Women in governance and economy;
  • Empowering Women through Enhanced Awareness of Women’s Property Rights;
  • Increased protection and awareness of LGBT community rights;
  • Expand Participation of Persons with Disabilities (PwD);
  • Expand Youth Participation.

E4E Program Components and Services to be provided to the Grantees:

  1. Provision of Grants;
  2. Targeted Technical and Organizational Development Assistance.

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:

  • Advocacy and awareness campaigns, in collaboration with stakeholders from different segments of society and government;
  • Engagement in compiling policy recommendations on issues of democracy, governance and economic empowerment, derived from consultations with members of vulnerable and marginalized groups, a broader base of citizens and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Monitoring and tracking the implementation of legislation, reforms and targeted initiative, which are of great importance for vulnerable and marginalized groups.

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 anticipates awarding up to $ 1,750,000.00 through approximately 50 grant awards, up to March 2017. E4E Program will award three types of grants for each of five thematic areas: Large Grants, Medium to Small-Scale Grants and Rapid Response Funds.

Large Grants are expected to range from $ 75,000 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. 

  1. 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.

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