Annual Public Affairs Grant Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 326576
Opportunity Number: AFMON-20-01
Opportunity Title: Annual Public Affairs Grant Program
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: Public Diplomacy
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Liberia although all activities must take place in Liberia: Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience Individuals including Alumni of U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs Non-profit media organizations Professional Trade organizations Non-profit or governmental educational institutions U.S. applicants must be collaborating with Liberia persons or entities For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.  
Agency Code: DOS-LBR
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Liberia
Posted Date: Apr 27, 2020
Close Date: Jun 30, 2020 As grant must be issued before end of Fiscal Year 2020 and time must be provided for reviewing and processing the applications, there is a cut off date.
Last Updated Date: Apr 27, 2020
Award Ceiling: $20,000
Award Floor: $2,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $80,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: PAS Monrovia invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Liberia through educational, cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include American cultural or educational content, or incorporate American expert/s, organization/s, institution/s and/or resources while promoting increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives and building ties between the U.S. and Liberia. Programs must fit within priority program areas as identified below:Strengthening Democratic InstitutionsIncreasing the capacity of Liberians to lead the country's development and self-sustenance Empowering Civil Society, especially womenBolstering Education at all levelsStrengthening links and collaboration among U.S. State Department exchange program alumni to enhance their outreach, skills or community service capacityExamples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:Virtual or live academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;Virtual or live academic efforts to improve skills including but not limited to literacy and STEM;Professional and academic exchanges and projects that enhance knowledge in critical gap areas;Media projects and training that expand reach, accountability, transparency, or professionalism;Social movement programs to support political transparency and accountability; and,Sports and extracurricular programs for underserved and marginalized communities.SPECIAL NOTE: Please ensure your proposal accounts for and respects the current realities of COVID-19 related restrictions on travel, gathering and social distancing.
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