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Funding Alert: CSR Projects on Digital Healthcare, STEM Education and STEM Skilling

What is the eligibility criteria for submitting a proposal against this RFP?
The organization must be in full compliance with applicable regulatory rules and must have valid documents for registration, audited financial reports, etc. Further, the organization must have valid and timely submissions for requisite statutory and regulatory compliances (wherever applicable).
The organization must be a registered not for profit entity in India i.e. either a Society or a Trust or a Section 8 (previously Section 25) company or any other organization (as prescribed under Section 135 of The Companies Act, 2013, the CSR Rules 2014, and its amendments).
The organization must have registered u/s 80G and 12A of The Income-tax, 1961.
The organization must be registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as CSR Implementing Agency through Form No. CSR-1.
All applicant organizations must have a minimum 3 years or above functional existence (as per their registration certificate) in India on or before 31st March 2024.
Which geographic locations would be preferred for the proposal?
NGOs can submit proposals for projects in the following locations - Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad,
What is the process for NGOs to submit the RFP application ?
Sign up on the India Partner Network (IPN) platform. NGO can directly log in if already Registered.
Fill in the Organisation Profile sections “Basic” and “Compliance”. It is mandatory for the
NGO partner to add details in the Basic and Compliance sections (and reach a 100%
Profile Completion state) to access the RFP application form
Once you have signed up on IPN, please click on this <link> to register for the RFP
Review the eligibility checklist and click submit
Download the RFP form and Budget template and fill it up as per given instructions
Upload the RFP and Budget form in the document upload section
Submit the RFP application for consideration by clicking on the 'SUBMIT' button.
Can the NGO partners register for more than one proposal ?
Only one application for a thematic area should be submitted.
What will be the tentative budget and duration of the project?
The tentative project budget has to be between 50 lakhs to a maximum of 1 crore per project per year. The proposal can be multiyear, and may be renewed on an annual basis subject to certain agreed upon milestones.
Will NGO be able to change the details of the application post-submission?
NGO partners will be allowed to register for the RFP application only ONCE. It is advised the NGO POC thoroughly check every section of the application prior to submitting their application.
How can NGO partners find out the status of the application?
The updates on the status of the application will be provided to the email ID used by the NGO POC to register for the RFP application. The process for effective evaluation of the proposal is time consuming and the team will be in contact with you for updates.
Are there any guidelines to be kept in mind while planning the budget for the project?
NGOs are encouraged to plan the budget such that direct cost accounts for minimum 80% of the budget. Admin cost should not exceed 5% of the total budget.
Can the NGO be based out of a location which is different from that of the project location?
Yes. NGO can be based out of any location in India as long as they have capacity to deliver in the project location.

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