Yes, The Palladium is implementing a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program and is seeking qualified sources to implement activities that will respond to the economic effects of the novel Coronavirus pandemic(COVID-19) in Sri Lanka.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) is to solicit applications/proposals from interested parties, wishing to receive funding from the CATALYZE Innovative Blended Finance (CATALYZE) program.
Palladium intends to provide up to US $1,000,000 in total funding for activities to begin implementation no later than July 31, 2021, with individual value of awards expected to be US $25,000-250,000 each.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Identify new and innovative partners in Sri Lanka that have intimate familiarity with the economic challenges posed to firms and women-led businesses by COVID-19; and
- Support activities that increase economic growth, resilience, and adaptation through the lens of CATALYZE’s priorities of enhancing SME competitiveness and women’s labor force participation.
The deadline to submit applications for this program is 15-May-2021.
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