Drug Demand Reduction Small Grants Program

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to award small grants to Kazakhstani non-governmental, non-commercial organizations for specific projects that promote the prevention of drug abuse, especially by youth, in Kazakhstan.  Proposals are evaluated according to the topic of the project, clearly formulated goals and target groups, and the ability of the applying organization to carry out the project’s aims.

Projects must relate to drug abuse prevention amongst school-aged youth.

MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Grants will be awarded ONLY to Kazakhstani non-governmental, non-profit organizations (NGOs).  To be eligible for consideration, every applicant must propose to carry out a unique and sustainable project to prevent drug abuse in Kazakhstan.

PROJECTS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING

Projects requested by non-Kazakhstani organizations and individuals, those relating to partisan political activity, charitable activity and humanitarian aid, fund-raising campaigns, commercial projects, projects by individuals not affiliated with an organization that can provide long-term sustainability to the project, and those that duplicate existing projects.

AMOUNT

Although the maximum funding available for a single grant is $10,000, the average amount of awarded grants is between $5,000 and  $8,000.

DEADLINES

The U.S. Embassy accepts applications in Russian and English from July 1through August 30, 2014.  Applications can be downloaded from our website, or you can send your requests to the following e-mail addresses:TuleussarinovaS@state.gov.

PROCEDURAL INFORMATION

Proposed projects which meet the basic criteria outlined above will be first reviewed by representatives of the International Narcotics Law Enforcement Office to determine that the project is not duplicative of ongoing programs and whether it fits within the drug demand reduction strategy.     If your preliminary application meets the criteria for the program and is under further consideration, you may be asked to submit additional information.  Funding decisions will be made by the U.S. Embassy Drug Demand Reduction Commission.

If you receive funding from the International Narcotics Law Enforcement Office, you will be required to submit a detailed program and financial report on the outcomes of the project.

PLEASE REFER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS TO INL PROGRAM MANAGER

Saule Tuleussarinova
Tel: (7172) 702413, +7 777 263 3026
Fax: (7172) 702287
e-mail: TuleussarinovaS@state.gov

Download Application Form (PDF – 57 KB)