Green Hackathon

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Mumbai is soliciting proposals for a grant/cooperative agreement that meets the specifications stated in Section II from legally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirement to develop and implement public diplomacy programs as specified by Section II below. Information about the Public Affairs Section can be found at: https://in.usembassy.gov/embassyconsulates/mumbai/ 

Achieving high economic growth along with environmental sustainability is a key challenge for all developing and developed economies, including India. In western India, environmental challenges include deteriorating air and water quality, land erosion, inadequate water reserves, waste disposal, and limited clean energy options. Developing indigenous innovative solutions backed by technology can alleviate some of these challenges. 

Objective: To implement a two-day “green hackathon” in Mumbai to develop innovative sustainable technological solutions to environmental challenges common to western India. 

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (PAS Mumbai) seeks proposals for a project entitled “Green Hackathon.” Through this project, a grantee will implement a two-day green hackathon in Mumbai in which up to 40 entrepreneurs, developers, researchers, environmental practitioners, and students will be invited to be mentored by an expert and to work in teams on a proposed technological or other project that addresses an environmental issue. Two proposed projects will be awarded small seed grants for implementation of their winning proposals. 

Deadline: July 7, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Request for Proposal (RFP). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.

Amount

$25,000

Amount Description

Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount: $23,000

Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount: $25,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

July 7, 2017