Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

The Grants Program

The new USAID-funded Jordan Tourism Development Project II (2008-2013) aims to build the capacity of public institutions and private enterprises to develop Jordan’s sustainable tourism industry while conserving environmental, socio-cultural, archaeological and historical resources. The project works with Jordanian public and private sector stakeholders to implement the National Tourism Strategy 2004-2010. The USAID/Jordan Tourism Development Project II is currently accepting concept papers for activities to be funded under its grants program between January 2009 and December 2012. The grants should complement existing project activities and help achieve the project’s objectives. Specifically, the grants will provide assistance to programs yielding the following results: 

  • Legal, regulatory and policy framework enhanced;
  • Public & private sector tourism institutions strengthened, and tourism enterprise competitiveness increased;
  • Diversity & authenticity of Jordan’s tourism destinations, products, and services improved and expanded;
  • Private sector & local community participation improved;
  • Gender integration in tourism services and hospitality enhanced;
  • Improved tourism marketing;
  • Skills of human resources in tourism & hospitality enhanced;
  • Tourism services and enterprise quality assurance improved;
  • Awareness of the importance of tourism industry to Jordan’s economy increased;
  • Awareness of the value and attractiveness of tourism careers secured. 
  • Environmental best practices within the tourism industry improved.

Based upon an acceptable grant application, and following demonstration of the fit with USAID/JTDII objectives, priorities and implementation methodology, support may be provided to non-governmental organizations, business associations, community–based organizations, and enterprises whose proposed activities meet USAID/JTDII’s eligibility and evaluation criteria (as per the Grants Manual). All potential grants will require cost-sharing by eligible entities.

Annual Program Statement

Click here to read the Annual Program Statement 2010 for the Jordan Tourism Development Project II.

Types of grants

 

Special Features

Unallowable expense

Payment Type

Maximum $ Amount

Time Frame

Type

Stand alone activities

- int’l airfare

-commodities over $5000 or  a life of greater than 1 year-indirect beneficiary costs

Reimbursement

upon receipts submitted

$25,000

90

days

Mini

Stand alone activities

- int’l airfare

-commodities over $5000 or  a life of greater than 1 year-indirect beneficiary costs

Reimbursement upon receipts submitted

$ 100,000

Up to 1 year

Small

Increased grantee financial and reporting requirements

Equipment must meet source/origin rules (can be >$5,000 per unit

Advances / Reimbursement

$100,000

Up to 2 years

PDG

Increased grantee financial and reporting requirements

Equipment must meet source/origin rules (can be >$5,000 per unit

Advances / Reimbursement

$200,000

Up to 2 years

ODG

-Expenses are identified

-May include indirect beneficiary costs

-Accomplishments must be defined

-int’l airfare

-commodities over $5000 or  a life of greater than 1 year

Payment upon completion of acceptable deliverables

$200,000

Up to 1 year

FOG

Special types of grants utilized as a means to ensure counterpart buy-in and to demonstrate sustainability. Grants utilized under Challenge Grants can be any of the various grant types (Mini, Small, Program Development, Organizational Development and FOG). Beneficiaries are required to secure at least a 1:1 match.

Challenge Grants

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