Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative WomenConnect Challenge
Submission Deadline08/06/2019

Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative WomenConnect Challenge

At the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced the second round of the WomenConnect Challenge under the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative. W-GDP is a U.S. Government wide effort to economically empower 50 million women in the developing world by 2025. By investing in women, USAID is enabling countries to progress beyond assistance by unlocking human potential on a transformational scale. USAID will disburse approximately three grants globally. The period of performance for each award is up to 24 months.

The W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge seeks to bridge the gender digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global economy. Winning solutions will support the W-GDP’s three Pillars:

  1. Women Prospering in the Workforce: Increase women’s global labor force participation and advancement in the workplace by providing women with quality education, training, and support, so they can secure and thrive in well-paying jobs in their local economies.
  2. Women Succeeding as Entrepreneurs: Increase the access of women entrepreneurs and business owners to financing, market opportunities, and training to establish and grow their businesses.
  3. Women Enabled in the Economy: Promote an enabling environment that increases women’s economic empowerment by reducing barriers and enhancing protections in policies, laws, regulations and practices (public and private) to facilitate women’s participation in the economy.

Important Dates

Issue Date of RFA | June 5, 2019
Issue Date of RFA Mod 1 | June 17, 2019
Issue Date of RFA Mod 2 | July 1, 2019
Issue Date of RFA Mod 3 | July 11, 2019
Deadline for submission of RFA Questions | July 8, 2019 at 5:30pm ET
Deadline for submission of Application | August 6, 2019 at 12:00pm ET

Steps to Applying

Thank you for your interest in the W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge. Applications were due on August 6, 2019 and the application process is now closed. Check here for future W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge updates. 

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