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: 16-July-2021
Closing Date: 16-August-2021
Total Potential Funding: USD 110,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 3
Maximum Award: USD 70,000
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 on improving workforce.
For full RFA visit http://www.whambih.org/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A WHAM team member will contact you to arrange an individual presentation and answer any questions you may have.
WHAM team also organizes Microsoft Teams webinar to present this RFA.
Deadline for receiving Grant Applications is 6:00PM local time on August 16, 2021. 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 email@example.com.
1 Grant Application Form_Template, 2a Grant Budget Form Template, 2b Monthly Budget Breakout Form Template, 2c Grant Budget Notes Template, 2d Grant Budget Forms Instructions, 3a Indicators Template, 3b Indicators Example, 4 Environmental Review_Template
Results to date according to last quarter's report
Employees are women
Companies that have received our support
Map with location of grantees
Photos & Videos
Stories of our support
Association of Employers of FBIH
Success story of people that were trained and employed.