The two main components of the SGAFP are:
a) Small Grants
The Small Grants provides grants of up to US $200,000 under the theme of Let Girls Learn (Education) and Civic Participation for projects lasting for up to one year to Pakistani organizations. Geographically focusing in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, the program is designed to fund innovative activities that promote USAID’s development objectives that may not necessarily fit into existing U.S. government programs.
b) Ambassador's Fund
The Ambassador’s Fund aims to support self-help initiatives of up to one year with grants not exceeding $ 75,000. Grants under this component support activities in the priority areas of Empowering Vulnerable Populations, Encouraging Social Entrepreneurship, Developing Small-Scale Energy Solutions, Promoting Culture and the Arts and Improving Disaster Preparedness.
There are differences in the funding limits, duration and cost share requirements as given below:
|Components||Maximum Funding Limit (USD)*||Maximum Duration||Cost Share|
|Small Grants - Let Girls Learn||200,000||1-2 years||Encouraged|
|Small Grants - Civic Participation||200,000||1-2 years||Encouraged|
|Ambassador's Fund||75,000*||Up to one year||Required|
* USAID may approve awards in excess of maximum funding limit in exceptional circumstances.
|Proposed Program Approach||40 points|
|Past performance||20 points|
|Appropriateness of the proposed Team||10 points|
|Organizational Capacity||10 points|
|Effectiveness and Reasonableness of Total Cost||20 points|
|Total Points||100 points|
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