The Central America Regional Security Initiative Economic Support Fund (CARSI-ESF) supports civil society and good governance initiatives in Belize, Panama and Costa Rica. Since the initiation of the CARSI-ESF program in 2012, the U.S. Government has invested over U.S. $11.5 million to support civil society organizations with programming in Belize.
Previously, the CARSI-ESF program supported projects addressing the root causes of criminal activity through training and activities for at-risk youth and vulnerable populations. Currently, the program supports civil society organizations in their quest to create transparent, accountable governance and better service delivery. Learn more about our current and alumni grantees.
The U.S. Embassy in Belize issues a fixed-term Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) based on the availability of funding that is subject to a global congressional earmark for democracy, human rights and governance. The NOFO is published on www.grants.gov. Eligible organizations can submit a grant application via this website or by email.
All organizations interested in applying for grants (except individuals) must obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and register in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), a process that is free of charge.