American Space & Makerspace Almaty


Funding Opportunity ID:328571
Opportunity Number:DOS-KAZ-ALM-PAS-20-012
Opportunity Title:American Space & Makerspace Almaty
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:American Space & Makerspace Almaty (AS&MS) is the U.S. Mission’s premier venue for cultural programs and outreach in Kazakhstan. AS&MS supports U.S. public diplomacy in Kazakhstan by creating a welcoming, technology-forward space that fosters open discussion and debate, builds cultural bridges to deepen communication on key issues, provides opportunities for professional and personal skill-building, and sparks creativity, innovation, and collaboration around shared Kazakhstani and U.S. values.
CFDA Number(s):19.441
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Applications may be submitted by U.S. or Kazakhstani public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience working in Kazakhstan and should have a legally registered local office to provide program oversight. The applicant organization must be able to demonstrate the ability to administer all components of the program as outlined in this solicitation, and in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty. Third country organizations and individuals are not eligible.
Agency Code:DOS-KAZ
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan
Posted Date:Aug 07, 2020
Close Date:Sep 07, 2020
Last Updated Date:Aug 07, 2020
Award Ceiling:$150,000
Award Floor:$50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:2
Description:American Space & Makerspace Almaty is one of more than 600 American Spaces supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State. American Space & Makerspace Almaty serves as the hub of a network of 10 American Spaces in Kazakhstan generating innovative program ideas that support the public diplomacy goals of the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan. American Spaces exemplify the U.S. commitment to a core tenet of democracy: the citizen’s right to free access to information. American Space & Makerspace Almaty also supports the foundation of public diplomacy by creating a place for in-person engagement with Kazakhstani audiences. Mission personnel, official visitors, and implementing partners regularly connect with Kazakhstanis, especially young leaders and young professionals, to inspire dialogue on issues that matter most to U.S.-Kazakhstan relations.

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