USAID WHAM provides grants and technical support to export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises in BiH from the wood processing, metal processing, textile and information and communications sectors. WHAM is funded by USAID, and implemented by IESC, in collaboration with ENOVA.
The USAID WHAM project began in June, 2017 and will end in June, 2022.
In the first three-year phase, the Activity has had a $1.65 million (USD) fund, which, among other things, aims to support 165 companies, recruit 1545 people, fund training for 585 people and achieve 43 certifications. In the second two-year phase, from June 2020 to June 2022, a $1 million (USD) fund is planned to support 110 new companies, create 840 new jobs, and train 1,400 people.
Request for Proposals
USAID’s Workforce and Higher Access to Markets Activity (WHAM) invites eligible organizations to submit concept notes for grant funding as detailed below
Issuance Date: 14-July-2020
Closing Date: 7-September-2020
Total Potential Funding: USD 150,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 13
Maximum Award: USD 75,000
WHAM published a Requests for Applications (RFAs) targeted to support training centers that provide training to companies in metal, wood, textile/footwear and ICT industries, aiming to expand capacity, reach more markets, and generate greater employment.
RFA published is focused to financially support the development of sector-specific workforce learning centers.
For full RFA visit http://www.whambih.org/.
If you would like more information about this public call, you can attend online webinar that we organize in effort to present the public call and answer your questions.
Webinar presentations are:
Join webinar Thursday 23.7. at 10:00 A.M.
Join webinar Thursday 6.8. at 10:00 A.M.
If you would like for a member of the WHAM team to provide a presentation of this public call to you individually, please get in touch with us via our email email@example.com. A WHAM team member will contact you to arrange an individual presentation and answer any questions you may have.
Deadline for receiving Grant Applications is 6:00PM local time on September 7, 2020. The RFA will be closed earlier if all the potential funding is exhausted. We encourage interested organizations to submit their application as soon as possible.
Any questions about the application process please submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results to date according to last quarter's report
Employees are women
Companies that have received our support
Map with location of grantees