Alumni Small Grants

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Funding Opportunity ID: 325299
Opportunity Number: SRB10020FO001
Opportunity Title: Alumni Small Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: The following list represents the project themes will receive preferential treatment • PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. • GENDER-FOCUSED PROGRAMS. • TOLERANCE & HUMAN RIGHTS. • RULE OF LAW. • CIVIC PARTICIPATION. • STABILITY, PEACE, & CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION. • CIVIL SOCIETY. • FIGHTING BRAIN DRAIN. • MEDIA LITERACY.
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: 1. Eligible Applicants To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have participated in a USG-sponsored exchange program. Alumni can submit proposals either as individuals or as a part of NGOs and institutions registered in Serbia. 2. List of Major U.S. Government Exchange Programs: Since 2001, Serbians have taken part in a number of official exchange programs funded by the U.S. Government. Those include: • American Serbia-Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange program (A-SMYLE) • Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative • Cochran Fellowship Program (U.S. Department of Agriculture) • Community Connections • Community Solutions • Fulbright Faculty Development Program (FDP) • Fulbright Graduate Student Program • Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program • Fulbright Visiting Scholar • Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program • Global Sports Mentoring Program • Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program • International Leadership Visitors Program (IVLP) • Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) • Open World • Professional Development Year (PDY) • Ron Brown Fellowship Program • Serbia Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) • Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) • Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) • Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe (YLPCE) If you believe you participated in an exchange program that might have been funded by the U.S. Government and which qualifies you for participation in this alumni program, but it is not listed above, please contact belgradealumni@state.gov. Provide as many details as possible, i.e., the name of the exchange program, program dates, which U.S. government agency or institutions supported the exchange, etc.
Agency Code: DOS-SRB
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Serbia
Posted Date: Mar 11, 2020
Close Date: Jun 15, 2020 Applications are due no later than: Round 1 – 04/15/2020 Round 2 – 05/15/2020 Round 3 – 06/15/2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 11, 2020
Award Ceiling: $30,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $325,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: THIS NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING. Program Objectives: The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section has set aside funds for the Alumni Small Grants Program specifically designated for use by past participants of U.S. Government (USG)-sponsored exchange programs. The Alumni Small Grants Program allows our alumni to leverage their experience in the U.S. to develop ideas and implement projects on how to give back to their home community, or to Serbian society more generally. These projects will allow alumni to showcase their leadership and organizational skills, their creativity and innovative approaches to solving problems, and their ability to network and work with allies to achieve their goals. Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 18 months or less. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION The full text of the Notice of Funding Opportunity and required application forms listed below are available on the U.S. Embassy website at https://rs.usembassy.gov/alumni-small-grants-notice-of-funding-opportunity-2020/. Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible. Please ensure: · The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity · All documents are in English · All budgets are in U.S. dollars. Mandatory documents. · SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – organizations) or SF-424-I (Application for Federal Assistance –individuals). · SF424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction programs). · SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs) – the SF-424B is required only for those applicants who have not registered in SAM.gov or recertified their registration in SAM.gov since February 2, 2019 and completed the online representations and certifications. · Application form. · Most recent CV (curriculum vitae) or résumé of applicant(s). Project Application Guidelines: please read carefully the full text of the Notice of Funding Opportunity Budget Justification Narrative: After filling out the SF-424A Budget (above), use a separate sheet of paper to describe each of the budget expenses in detail. See also section Other Information: Guidelines for Budget Submissions below for further information. Required Registrations: All organizations applying for grants (except individuals) must obtain these registrations. All are free of charge: · Unique entity identifier (UEI) from Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS number). · NCAGE/CAGE code · System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) registration Note: Any applicant listed on the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) in the System for Award Management (SAM) is not eligible to apply for an assistance award. Funding Restrictions · Project budget cannot include any expenses incurred outside of the territory of the Republic of Serbia, such as international transportation, purchase of goods or payment of services in other countries, etc. · Equipment rental is allowed, but budget cannot include purchase of any equipment. · Fees for any staff engaged in the implementation or execution of larger projects (e.g., project manager, project assistant, accountant, etc.) cannot exceed 30% of the total project budget. · You CANNOT apply for an Alumni Small Grant from the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade if: · you are not an alumnus (i.e., part participant) of a USG-sponsored exchange program; · you are not a Serbian citizen or a registered Serbian NGO; · your project involves partisan political activity; · your project involves international travel to/from the U.S. or outside the Balkan region; · your project involves giving charitable activity and humanitarian aid; · your project is a fundraising campaign; · your project is commercial in nature, i.e., you are making money; · your project is focused on academic or scientific research. All application materials must be submitted by email to belgradealumni@state.gov APPLICATION REVIEW INFORMATION: please read carefully the full text of the Notice of Funding Opportunity OTHER INFORMATION Guidelines for Budget Justification: please read carefully the full text of the Notice of Funding Opportunity. FEDERAL AWARDING AGENCY CONTACTS If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact: belgradealumni@state.gov.
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