Applications Invited for Smart Cities Collaboration Competition Grant

Applications Invited for Smart Cities Collaboration Competition Grant

Organization: U.S. Embassy

Apply By: 23 Jun 2019

Grant Amount: 65000 USD

Grant title: Applications for Smart Cities Collaboration Competition Grant

Deadline: 23rd June 2019


India’s urban cities are expected to house 40% of the population and contribute 75% to the GDP by 2030. To reach this goal, cities need adequate infrastructure to improve the quality of life of the people and drive investment.  The Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission aims to drive economic growth by enabling local development through technology.This project endeavors to empower India’s youth, entrepreneurial, and academic communities to generate practical solutions toward making their city smarter. This project will target the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) sponsored Smart City Ajmer, Rajasthan

Program Goals:  The goal of this funding opportunity is to strengthen people-to-people ties between the U.S. and India through the exchange of information, experience, and expertise.

This project is expected to advance this goal by:

  • Empowering India’s youth, entrepreneurial, and academic communities to address challenges in their city.
  • Generating practical solutions toward making cities smarter by sharing U.S. best practices and expertise.
  • Supporting and strengthening the U.S.-India Smart Cities partnership.

Objectives: To organize, implement, and oversee the Smart Cities Competition amongst universities in Rajasthan in collaboration with U.S. universities.

NIO-PAS seeks proposals for a project entitled “Smart Cities Collaboration Competition”. Based on funding availability, the competitionwill be held amongst universities in Rajasthan in collaboration with U.S. universities.  Participating teamswill develop technological solutions that will augment the U.S.-India Smart City partnership in the city of Ajmer.  Student teams will be asked to work on either one or more than one core infrastructure element that affects Ajmer: 

  • Water supply
  • Electricity supply (focus on solar energy)                   
  • Sanitation                                                           
  • Efficient urban mobility and public transport                 
  • Robust IT connectivity and digitalization
  • Good governance, specially e-governance and citizen participation
  • Health and education
  • Safety and security of citizens, especially women and girls
  • Sustainable development

Other Eligibility Requirements:

Organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform and an active SAM registration (www.SAM.gov). The U.S. Department of State will not make an award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements by the time the Department is ready to make an award.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, it may take weeks to have the registration validated and confirmed.

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