Call for Proposals – 2014 USAID Enhanced Enabling Environment (E3) Program for Central Asian Countries

Call for Proposals – 2014 USAID Enhanced Enabling Environment (E3) Program for Central Asian Countries

Deadline: June 2, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting applications from Private Voluntary Organizations based in the United States (US PVOs) or indigenous, local NGOs (LNGOs), Public International Organizations (PIO) and International Organizations (IO), US and Non-US For-Profit Organizations, US and Non-US Colleges and Universities to implement a four year program entitled “Enhanced Enabling Environment (E3)”.

The major purpose of E3 is to improve the legal and operational conditions for a more robust civil society in Central Asia.

E3 will conduct activities in each of the five countries of Central Asia- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – to address the respective needs of civil society development in each country.


  • Strengthen government and civil society ability to improve legal enabling environment
  • Support government and civil society in establishing a conducive operational environment
  • Increase sustainably CSO legal knowledge of their rights and responsibilities


  • USAID will provide approximately $4,000,000-$4,500,000 in total USAID funding allocated over the four-year period. Programming in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan is not expected to exceed $800,000 per country, while Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and regional activities are expected not to exceed $700,000 each.


  • US and non-US Private Voluntary Organizations; local NGOs (locally registered with place of business in the cooperating country or region managed by governing body with majority of citizens from the very country); US and non-US for-profit organizations; public international organizations and international organizations; US and non-US colleges and Universities are eligible to apply for the grant.

Application procedure:

  • Two separate applications- technical and business/cost must be submitted.
  • Applications from potential new partners are highly encouraged.

For more information, please click here and search for funding opportunity number RFA-176-14-000003.